"E & P Reports" from Editor and Publisher Magazine
Each week, E&P Reports releases timely interviews with news publishing industry members. Each podcast is hosted by a member of the E&P staff. E&P Reports is also available on YouTube.
info_outline 73 Two Old Newspaper Sales Guys Talk Shop 02/28/2021
73 Two Old Newspaper Sales Guys Talk Shop Many know newspaper industry veteran John Kelly, who has spent over 30-years in sales leadership positions. John is still consulting today and publishing a daily newsletter as well as speaking his mind when it comes to the state of the industry. . Mike Blinder, Publisher of E&P has known John for most of the 25-years he has spent providing media ad sales training and revenue generation services to hundreds of newspapers worldwide.
info_outline 73 Amplify Ohio: Addressing Health Disparities Impacting Black & LGBTQ Communities 02/20/2021
73 Amplify Ohio: Addressing Health Disparities Impacting Black & LGBTQ Communities In this segment of E&P Reports, publisher Mike Blinder chats with Nancy Lane, CEO of The Local Media Association who is helping fund and guide the project, along with: Shana Black, founder and publisher of Black Girl Media; Kevin Lloyd, founder and chief executive officer of Columbus Black and Ken Schneck, editor of The Buckeye Flame speak on their common goals to help address the health care disparities their readers experience, plus other common topics of concern their communities share with each other.
info_outline 72 The Internet Archive: Providing Universal Access to All Knowledge 02/13/2021
72 The Internet Archive: Providing Universal Access to All Knowledge In the segment of E&P Reports publisher Mike Blinder has a lively conversation with Brewster Kale, founder of The Internet Archive.
info_outline 71 New Jersey Weeklies Go Non-Profit 02/09/2021
71 New Jersey Weeklies Go Non-Profit New Jersey Hills Media Group, is now owned by a new non-profit entity, the Corporation for NJ Local Media (CNJLM) which has a mission to “build strong communities through journalism and civic engagement.” Learn more about how this transition took place and what plans are underway in converting this family-owned group to a non-profit local news entity.
info_outline 70 HD Media Taking on Tech Giants' Google & Facebook 02/02/2021
70 HD Media Taking on Tech Giants' Google & Facebook HD Media, the West Virginia-based publisher of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charleston Gazette-Mail and the Herald-Dispatch, is making its own news with the recent announcement that they have filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against Google and Facebook. The purpose is to hopefully help the entire industry receive some form of compensation from the 70%+ of local advertising revenue these tech giants make from the content they exploit.
info_outline 69 Checking-In on the Locally Owned Silver City (N.M.) Daily Press 01/26/2021
69 Checking-In on the Locally Owned Silver City (N.M.) Daily Press It wasn’t too long ago that the family-owned Silver City (N.M.) Daily Press Publishing Co. announced that it would print its final edition. But, 24 hours later, it was still printing under new, local ownership. Today, the Press is thriving under Siebel’s leadership, even in a COVID-19 world, with healthy subscription numbers and advertising revenue.
info_outline 68 Trib Total Media, Proudly Printing 7-Days a Week 01/16/2021
68 Trib Total Media, Proudly Printing 7-Days a Week Printing 300,000+ dailies, 160,000+ weeklies and 180,000+ shoppers, Trib Total Media (TTM) still has a strong commitment to print. But their focus on digital is just as impressive with more than 40 people employed by 535 Media, their full-service agency that works with some of Western Pennsylvania’s most prestigious businesses. And even in a COVID-19 impacted marketplace, TTM achieved close to 90 percent of last year’s revenue.
info_outline 67 Local Community Newspaper is Printing Again! 01/12/2021
67 Local Community Newspaper is Printing Again! The Webster-Kirkwood (Mo.) Times is back in print following their shutdown in March due to Covid-19. The comeback is due to donations from loyal readers and the focus and energy of managers who worked with the local business community to craft a deal to keep this paper printing. Mike Blinder goes one-on-one with two of the paper’s managers/owners.
info_outline 65 Local Media is Winning the COVID Battle for Eyeballs and Credibility 12/12/2020
65 Local Media is Winning the COVID Battle for Eyeballs and Credibility A recent study conducted by The Whitman Insight Strategies Initiative and Creative Circle Media Solutions takes a deep dive into how a global pandemic has affected the actual feelings and emotions of local media consumers.
info_outline 64 Local Newspapers Owned by Local Investors. Meet the Coastside News Group 12/06/2020
64 Local Newspapers Owned by Local Investors. Meet the Coastside News Group It was just a few years ago that a group of local citizens bought the Half Moon Bay (Calif.) Review from Wick Communications, a sale that included the 122-year-old newspaper, a pair of magazines and the building they occupied.
info_outline 63 Schneps Media is Rocking New York With Hyperlocal Free Weeklies 11/30/2020
63 Schneps Media is Rocking New York With Hyperlocal Free Weeklies Schneps Media is Rocking New York With Hyperlocal Free Weeklies
info_outline 62 Managing Via Metrics = Profits for News Media Corporation 11/21/2020
62 Managing Via Metrics = Profits for News Media Corporation John C. Tompkins left college his junior year to buy his first newspaper. Today, he is owner of News Media Corporation, a company that owns 65 different newspaper titles in eight states, serving smaller cities and towns with populations between 5,000 and 50,000.
info_outline 61 Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms 11/15/2020
61 Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms “Vision25: Building Racial Equity in Newsrooms” is a new initiative started with a goal to be a major catalyst creating social change within journalistic institutions that help newsrooms be anti-racist and collaborative, and where journalists of color feel like they truly belong. Vision25 is creating programs that any news organization can access, in order to effect change in leadership, workforce and partnerships that can result in building a truly anti-racists environment.
info_outline 59 Free Report shows Huge Content Marketing Opportunity 10/26/2020
59 Free Report shows Huge Content Marketing Opportunity The Branded Content Project, an initiative by the Local Media Consortium, Local Media Association and Facebook Journalism Project, today released the results of a report on content marketing in collaboration with Borrell Associates Inc., which found that, despite the effect Covid-19 had on businesses, content marketing remained relatively steady and is projected to be more of a priority in 2021.
info_outline 60 The LGBTQ+ Reader is Big Business for Aequalitas Media 10/26/2020
60 The LGBTQ+ Reader is Big Business for Aequalitas Media Aequalitas is Latin for “equality.” But there is very little equal to today’s struggling media outlets at the growing Aequalitas Media Group, who now owns eight publications targeted to the LGBTQ+ Reader in several U.S. major markets. Plus, their sought after ad network has become popular with some very large brands that want to connect to their claim being a “single point of contact to almost 100% of all LGBTQ+ print/digital media now representing 2.2-Million+ readers they deliver each month.”
info_outline 58 A look at: "Publishing During A Pandemic" a Free Book from Mr. Magazine! 10/20/2020
58 A look at: "Publishing During A Pandemic" a Free Book from Mr. Magazine! Dr. Samir Husni is “the country’s leading magazine expert,” according to Forbes magazine; “the nation’s leading authority on new magazines,” according to min:media industry newsletter; “a world-renowned expert on print journalism” according to CBS News Sunday Morning; and The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “the planet’s leading expert on new magazines.” It's no wonder he is better known in the industry as Mr. Magazine.
info_outline 57 Checking-in with Gordon Borrell on State of the Industry 10/13/2020
57 Checking-in with Gordon Borrell on State of the Industry One of the most anticipated media studies is the yearly release of the Borrell Associates’ Local Advertiser Survey where thousands of local advertisers complete more than 40 questions, yielding unique insights about current and future marketing plans. Although the study is being fielded now to be released in November, Borrell has been issuing “snaps” of the data they are accumulating via “chart of the week” releases.
info_outline 56 Non-Profit, Pure Play Daily Memphian is Making News in Memphis 10/06/2020
56 Non-Profit, Pure Play Daily Memphian is Making News in Memphis In Memphis, Tenn., the Daily Memphian just celebrated its second anniversary. The website currently boasts more than 14,000 digital-only subscribers each paying an average of $9/month for the content created by a team of more than 45 fulltime and freelance journalists.
info_outline 55 The Future of Local News Media: Hear from Experts 09/24/2020
55 The Future of Local News Media: Hear from Experts This week’s installment of E&P Reports is a recording of a live broadcast for the Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s AANOVATION 2020 virtual annual conference. Topics include: Will reader revenue ever rise to a level to fund our newsrooms; how to recruit and maintain talent in turbulent times; should local media be compensated by Facebook & Google for the content these platforms monetize; how is hedge fund consolidation affecting the industry; and what does the future hold.
info_outline 54 Checking-in with the Tampa Bay Times, Now Printing 2 Days a Week 09/14/2020
54 Checking-in with the Tampa Bay Times, Now Printing 2 Days a Week Many were shocked last April when the Tampa Bay Times, the flagship newspaper of the Poynter Institute and the largest newspaper in Florida, made the decision to reduce its print frequency to only twice a week. To this day, the 11th largest media market in the country has no daily print newspaper. It was reported that the reason for this decision was the effect that COVID-19 had on advertising revenue, with more than $1 million dollars of cancelations occurring in a two week period in early March.
info_outline 53 Ken Doctor Finally Reveals Lookout Local 08/27/2020
53 Ken Doctor Finally Reveals Lookout Local For more than a decade, media analyst Ken Doctor sat on the sidelines evaluating, commenting and even making sweeping predictions about where the news publishing industry was heading and how he felt about the factors that impacted it. But today, Ken has moved into the fray as CEO of a new startup he has been teasing the industry about called Lookout Local.
info_outline 52 Survey Asks: “What’s It Like to be a Journalist in 2020?" 08/23/2020
52 Survey Asks: “What’s It Like to be a Journalist in 2020?" A new 10-minute survey is asking local journalists and news publishers to share their story and experiences as part of a project examining the health of local newspapers. The project is supported by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and is seeking to find how local news is coping with COVID-19, corporate downsizing, concerns about “fake news," mistrust in journalism, “news deserts,” and any and all factors influencing the local news publishing industry.
info_outline 51 Chris Hendricks Talks EPPYS with E&P 08/13/2020
51 Chris Hendricks Talks EPPYS with E&P This year, Christian Hendricks, president of the Local Media Consortium, will head-up the judging for Editor and Publisher’s EPPY Awards. He will work with a panel of judges made up of media leaders with backgrounds in website design, marketing/advertising, editorial, technology, education, and management. In 2019, EPPY winners included the Boston Globe, CNN, the Weather Channel, USA Today and the New York Times.
info_outline 50 The Local Journalism Sustainability Act Needs Your Help, Now! 08/13/2020
50 The Local Journalism Sustainability Act Needs Your Help, Now! The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic damage across virtually every sector of the news publishing industry with many newspapers already closing, and others are facing closure if the economic climate doesn’t change quickly. News deserts are being created by the end of local journalism, but HR 7640--The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA)--may be part of the solution.
info_outline 49 Small Market Paper Strives to Survive COVID-19 08/09/2020
49 Small Market Paper Strives to Survive COVID-19 The Cushing (Okla.) Citizen has had many owners since its first issue came off the press in 1895. Today, (along with two other nearby publications), it is in the capable hands of J. D. Meisner, who purchased the paper one month before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the local economy. After downsizing, J.D. now maintains profitability. Even while providing most of the management functions he still carved out some time to create a widely popular activity page.
info_outline 48 Saving the Vindicator! 08/02/2020
48 Saving the Vindicator! Last year, the Maag-Brown family, owners of The Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator, announced it would shut down after serving its local community for 150 years. Hearing the news, Ogden Newspapers put together a plan to publish a daily product for Youngstown and the Mahoning County, Ohio residents from their operation 16 miles north at the Warren Tribune Chronicle. E&P publisher Mike Blinder interviews Tribune Chronicle and Vindicator publisher, Charles Jarvis
info_outline 46 How the Local Journalism Sustainability Act Will Provide Newsroom Tax Credits 07/24/2020
46 How the Local Journalism Sustainability Act Will Provide Newsroom Tax Credits The Local Journalism Sustainability (LJS) Act is a bi-partisan bill that would provide tax credits to support subscriptions, advertising and journalists salaries for the news industry. Introduced in Congress on July 16 by Arizona Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Washington state Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse, the bill was the “brainchild” of Francis Wick, CEO of Wick Communications.
info_outline 47 The Relevance Project Helps Newspapers Boost Their Brand 07/23/2020
47 The Relevance Project Helps Newspapers Boost Their Brand Called a “take back the night” movement, The Relevance Project is a coordinated promotion and marketing campaign by The Newspaper Association Managers (NAM). It's designed to reposition, rebrand and harness the collective reach of 9,600 newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada to create a uniform voice spreading important messages about the unique value community newspapers deliver to their readers and advertisers.
info_outline 45 Re-Visiting the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Free I-Pad Project 07/20/2020
45 Re-Visiting the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Free I-Pad Project The entire industry was stunned when WEHCO Media announced they were planning to stop printing their flagship statewide newspaper, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and only deliver it to their subscribers via a paid web/ APP based platform. After many market tests, their final solution to keep their audience was to purchase iPads and offer them to their print subscribers for free.