"E & P Reports" from Editor & Publisher Magazine hosted by Mike Blinder

"E & P Reports" from Editor & Publisher Magazine hosted by Mike Blinder

Each week, Editor & Publisher Magazine (E&P) produces a Vodcast of timely interviews with newspaper, broadcast, online and all forms of news publishing and media industry leaders. E&P has been publishing since 1884 and is considered the "bible" and "authoritative voice" of the North American newspaper industry. Each episode is hosted by Publisher Mike Blinder. A video version of "E&P Reports" is also available on YouTube or on the E&P Website at: http://www.EditorandPublisher.com/vodcasts

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June 27, 2022 24 min

Juana Summers knew she wanted to be a reporter since high school in Kansas City, where she started writing for her school newspaper. After graduating in 2009 from the University of Missouri with a degree in Convergence Journalism, she has quickly established a remarkable career with reporting positions covering politics for CNN, AP, Mashable and National Public Radio (NPR).

Summers will join All Things Considered Starting on June 2...

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While most news publishing outlets are downsizing, the Hearst Connecticut Media Group (HCMG) continues to grow its operations with a recent expansion statewide and in Greater Hartford, the backyard of the now hedge fund-owned Harford Courant. In March 2022, HCMG announced hiring 13 new staff members, including 11 journalists who will focus their reporting on statewide topics, and local news and enterprise in the state capital area....

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In the summer of 2019, the Boston Globe surprised the industry by launching an initiative just 53 miles down the I-95 corridor in neighboring Providence, Rhode Island. When most local news operations were aggressively downsizing, the Globe had already shown an appetite for expansion by hiring more journalists and launching new verticals covering marijuana, health, life sciences and even the Catholic Church.

 

However, this expansio...

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Children of celebrities often have difficulty finding their path. There are countless stories of their wrong choices. However, Peter Funt, son of Allen Funt, creator of Candid Camera, one of TV's longest-running and most popular shows, was able to walk the fine line between honoring his father’s achievements and forging his own – and very successfully.

Peter became a member of the Candid Camera family at an early age. He portra...

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Francesca Chambers is the new White House Correspondent for USA Today. However, she is not new to reporting on D.C. politics, having covered presidents, vice presidents and politicians, including former Presidents Obama and Trump, former Vice President Pence, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Lindsey Graham. Before this new position at USA Today, Chambers covered politics and th...

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Jon Marshall teaches media history and reporting as an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications. In his new book “Clash: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis,” he examines the adversarial relationship between presidents and journalists amid periods of national crisis.

Some administrations he explores within the pages of “Clash” include how in ...

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In 1913, Victoriano Manteiga came to the United States from Cuba and went to work as a “lector,” reading the news of the day to the immigrant workers of the Morgan Cigar Factory in Ybor City, a National Historic Landmark District in Tampa. In 1922 he founded a newspaper for those workers that is now celebrating 100-years of service. Today Victoriano’s grandson Patrick Manteiga is “at the helm" of La Gaceta, the nation’s only tr...

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Today, two of the premier industry associations representing news and magazine publishers join forces.

It’s official: the News Media Alliance (NMA) will merge today with the Association of Magazine Media, still fondly known by its former acronym, “MPA,” or the Magazine Publishers Association. News businesses and magazine publishers have largely traveled similar but parallel paths since the advent of the internet. They’ve been chall...

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The Baltimore Banner website proudly displays a mission: to be the leading provider of news and lifestyle content in the Baltimore metro area,  which Nielsen ranks as the 26th largest Designated Market Area (DMA) in the United States. Currently, the city has 11 newspapers, four broadcast TV news operations and a full-time news/talk radio outlet.

But when the well-known CEO of Choice Hotels International and philanthropist Stewart B...

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You may already be familiar with "deep fakes" — the colloquial term for manipulating video, warping its reality with a particular rhetorical objective in mind. But how pervasive, easy to use and convincing have deep fakes gotten in recent years?

On this 135th episode of E&P Reports, Host and E&P Publisher Mike Blinder; guest Sam Gregory, program director at WITNESS.org; and E&P contributor Gretchen Peck discuss ...

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The latest Borrell Benchmarking report from Borrell Associates was just released, showing that local digital advertising will grow 9% to over $92 billion, which will amount to almost two-thirds of all available local advertising dollars, rising to nearly three-quarters by 2025.

The major shift in purchase behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic seems to center on how local businesses moved a good deal of their budgets from Google p...

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Liz White, Publisher & Executive Vice President of Record-Journal Publishing Company (R-J Media), states during this “E&P Reports” interview, "I got the idea from reading my own newspaper." White explains how she learned that their city of Meriden, Connecticut was receiving $36 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help the community recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

White said upon learning that t...

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On September 1, 2021, E&P reported that The Chief-Leader, the 100+-year-old, family-owned NYC weekly, whose nearly 30,000 subscribers are almost entirely New York City municipal workers, was sold to Ben August.

August has no roots in journalism or media, having sold a lucrative human resource services company he built. And since then, devoting himself to his Napa Valley vineyard and a nonprofit group that investigates who ...

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In the March issue of Editor & Publisher, the  Cordova Times was featured as an “honorable mention” in “10 That Do it Right,” E&P’s yearly salute to top news media companies. The small weekly in remote South-Central Alaska (only accessible by boat or plane) was awarded “Best Comprehensive Coverage of the COVID Pandemic” across all media, broadcast and print, and “Alaska’s Best Weekly” for two years in a row by the Alaska Pr...

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Appalachian news veterans exit the daily newspaper to start a growing non-profit — The Cardinal News. On February 27th, the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan published a story entitled, “This rural news start-up has two reporters and an editor with no broadband. Already, it’s made an impact,” and suddenly, the entire world is made aware of the story of an Appalachian digital-only news site called The Cardinal News. Founded in Jul...
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As E&P reported earlier this week (Florida legislators put news publishers — in the state and beyond — on notice), the news publishing industry was stunned to learn that the Florida State Senate voted in favor of a bill that changed the requirement for government entities to place public notices in local newspapers. The amendment that changed the existing bill, which just went into effect a few weeks earlier, will now allow loc...

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On Thursday, March 10, 2022, the Florida State Senate voted in favor of a bill (FL HB 7049) that changed state government entities' requirements to place public notices in local newspapers. The amendment that passed changed some language from the existing bill, which was just approved in 2021, allowing public notices to remain in the public domain through newspapers, their websites, and online at www.floridapublicnotices.com. T...

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The Chicago Tribune states proudly, "Rex Huppke is considered (by himself) to be America's most-beloved columnist, though there is no empirical evidence of that.” And recently, after almost 20 years at the “Trib,” this famous satirical humorist announced that he would be “jumping ship” to pen his thoughts for a larger international audience at USA TODAY. 

Rex’s first column for Gannett did not disappoint, as he took a comed...

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Meet Russell Midori, a New York City freelance news photographer, documentary filmmaker and co-founder and president of the Military Veterans in Journalism (MVJ), a relatively new professional association that builds community for vets, supports their career growth and advocates for diversifying newsrooms through hiring and promoting more vets. Midori served as a combat correspondent in the Marine Corps from 2008 to 2012, working a...

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Check Out DFW proudly states on the site that it is: “The first-of-its-kind real estate and local recommendations product that helps locals live more enjoyable lives.” Launched in the fall of 2021 in a very media crowded Dallas/ Ft. Worth metroplex market, Jed Williams, who spent one year as Chief Revenue Officer at Ken Doctor's experimental start-up Lookout Local and close to four years managing strategy and innovation for the...

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