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  • Hawaii News Now Dominates Islands’ Social Media

    Raycom's Hawaii News Now, the digital presence that rolls up its CBS, MyNetworkTV and NBC affiliates, is Honolulu's commanding leader on social media according to Shareablee data. Nicole Bento, its digital content director, says Facebook has become essential as the leading platform for its news brand, and Facebook Live is now a key tool there.  More | Add comment
  • Don’t Even Think About Dropping Your User Comments

    Ron Stitt argues that killing user commenting on publishers’ owned-and-operated sites is about the worst move they can make, as it sabotages one of their best means of engagement. That engagement has a big impact on KPIs like low bounce rates and extended time on site, he says.  More | Comments (2)
  • Beacons Maturing Into Viable Sales Strategy

    Beacons are moving away from the experimental phase and into profitable sales strategy deployment. Matthew Davis describes two recent campaigns that showed this maturation in action as location-based marketing led to a dramatic uptick in click-through rates.   More | Add comment
  • WBRC Tops Birmingham’s Social Media Scene

    Raycom’s WBRC is Birmingham, Ala.’s clear leader among local media on social media performance according to Shareablee data. Shannon Maze, its news director, says Facebook is a crucial driver, as 66% of its web and mobile sessions start there. More | Add comment
  • Executive Changes At Publicis, Optimizely And Scorpion Marketing

    In her biweekly roundup of career moves, Kelly Benish looks at new faces at RocketSpace, ADP and more, anniversaries at iProspect, Affinity Express and beyond and numerous opportunities at companies including and Reelio.  More | Add comment
  • In Shreveport, La., KSLA Rules On Social Media

    Raycom-owned KSLA paces well ahead of its nearest competitor on social media performance among local media outlets, according to data from Shareablee. It boasts almost a million social actions over the last six months and also leads the market in overall fans/followers. More | Add comment
  • Lexington’s WLEX Leads Social Media By A Nose

    It’s a tight race on social media among local outlets in Lexington, Ky., where Cordillera’s WLEX leads the market in overall actions according to Shareablee data. Gray’s WKYT follows close behind, and passes for the lead on total fans/followers. More | Add comment
  • WPRO-AM Leads Providence-New Bedford Social Media

    WPRO, a Cumulus-owned station, holds a commanding lead over its local competition on social media according to data from Shareablee. The talk station boasts both the market’s highest number of social actions in the last six months and the most fans/followers.  More | Add comment
  • We’re All Accountable For Sales

    GateHouse Media’s Jason Taylor is a sales dynamo who has long been inspiring publishers. Here, Mary M. Collins channels some of his recent advice for sales teams from holding daily meetings to ride-alongs, content quizzes and always keeping a commitment to meaningful training.    More | Add comment
  • WPTV Tops On Social in West Palm

    Scripps-owned WPTV laps its closest competitor in terms of total social actions over the last six months according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley reports that the station has adopted an aggressive Facebook video strategy, using Facebook Live to complement its broadcasts, while major local events like the Orlando shooting underscored the platform's utility.  More | Add comment
  • Papers Must Use Data To Shape Their Monetization Plans

    Troubled newspapers can’t afford a one-size solution to their monetization strategy, Arvid Tchivzhel and Taohang Zhang argue. Rather, the answers lie in their first-party data, which can show them how to maximize total net revenue from both advertising and subscription revenue. More | Add comment
  • Facebook Propels WLBT To Social Leadership

    Raycom-owned WLBT has a commanding lead on social media among its local competitors in Jackson, Miss. according to Shareablee data. Paul Greeley looks at the station’s Facebook playbook, which is helping drive such strong engagement.  More | Comments (1)
  • WCTI Leads Greenville, N.C. Social Media

    Bonten-owned WCTI holds a solid lead on local media competition among its Greenville, N.C. peers on social, according to data from Shareablee over the last six months. Gray’s WITN, meanwhile, captured the highest number of fans/followers on social.    More | Comments (3)
  • K-LOVE Dominates Fort Smith, Ark. Social

    Among local media on social in Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark., Christian radio broadcaster K-LOVE rules by orders of magnitude according to Shareablee data. Only Tribune-owned KSFM comes remotely close in terms of total social actions over the last six months.  More | Add comment
  • WTVF Wins Nashville Social Media

    Scripps’ WTVF topped local media in social media actions over the past six months, but it’s in a close race with Meredith-owned WSMV, which bested it in terms of overall fans/followers according to Shareablee data. More | Add comment
  • In Knoxville, Radio Trounces TV On Social

    When it comes to performance on social media among local media outlets, TV and newspapers don’t hold a candle to radio. WIMZ-FM, a classic rock station, annihilates all comers on total social actions according to Shareablee data, while Scripps’ WKHT, better known as Hot 104.5, commands the vast majority of fans/followers. More | Comments (1)
  • ‘Tags Over Titles’ A Key Lesson For Publisher Videos

    Colorado’s Ballantine Communications has been aggressively producing video content for its newspapers. One of the most important takeaways, says CEO Doug Bennett, is that audiences gravitate to the topics they’re interested in far more than navigating a limited and prescribed slate of online “shows.”   More | Add comment
  • How To Build Your Digital-Age Newsroom

    Ron Stitt lays out a modern vision for the local TV newsroom staffed by multi-tasking, highly productive staffers serving up much more relevant, engaging content (and a lot more of it). Getting there, however, involves completely refiguring budgets and personnel, plus the willingness to do so.  More | Comments (1)
  • Video, Pot Show Promise For Denver Post

    Newsroom morale may have sunk with cutbacks and leadership departures at Digital First’s flagship Denver Post, but Reid Wicoff, its digital sales chief, says its struggles are inspiring innovation. Video — via its nascent DPTV effort — has been a boon, he tells NetNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp, and so has its pot vertical, The Cannabist. In an exclusive interview, he says digital now accounts for almost a third of the paper’s overall revenue.  More | Add comment
  • Now On Media’s CMS Checklist: Distributed Publishing, Monetization

    Many media companies are pushing back against monolithic content management systems, opting for a more flexible set of tools and more APIs. In this special report, Angela Misri looks at how integration with distributed publishing platforms, greater mobility and even monetization tools have risen to the top of media’s CMS needs and their providers’ roadmaps.   More | Comments (5)

Special Reports

Ark. Bill To Keep Gun-Permit Records Out Of Papers
Reuters, Feb 7, 2013, 4:12 PM EST
New York's Journal News Drops Its Gun Map
NetNewsCheck, Jan 21, 2013, 7:58 AM EST
The Gannett-owned newspaper has dropped its controversial map of gun-permit holders in two New York counties. Janet Hasson, the paper's publisher, in an online statement last Friday said the reason behind the decision to remove the map was the recent change in the state's gun law, which allows permit holders to keep their personal information private. "As a news organization, we are constantly defending the public’s right to know. Consequently we do not endorse the way the legislature has chosen to limit public access to gun permit data," Hasson wrote. She added that the paper will continue to "report aggressively" on gun ownership. | Comments (1)
NY Gun Law Prohibits Disclosing Gun Owner Names
Poynter, Jan 16, 2013, 8:13 AM EST
Guns, Maps And Data That Disturb
The New York Times, Jan 14, 2013, 11:33 AM EST
David Carr on the map of New York gun-permit holders published by The Journal News: "Our job as journalists is to draw attention, to point at things, and what we choose to highlight is defined as news. And then it is our job to create context, talk to sources who bring insight and provide analysis. Given that, simply pointing out that something is public as the sole reason for republishing it is not a sufficient justification." Link | Add comment
NY County To 'Condemn' Paper For Gun Map
USA Today, Jan 11, 2013, 10:02 AM EST
When the Rockland County Legislature convenes next week, its agenda includes three gun-related measures, including aresolution condemning the Gannett-owned Westchester, N.Y., Journal News for publishing an online database and map of handgun-permit holders. Link | Add comment
Gawker Publishes NYC Gun-Permit Holders
The Washington Post, Jan 9, 2013, 7:38 AM EST
Gawker this week took a page from the Journal News and published a list of licensed gun holders in New York City. Gawker's John Cook reports that he obtained the 446-page list via public records request in 2010. Link | Add comment
Journal News Journos Get Death Threats
The New York Times, Jan 7, 2013, 12:25 PM EST
Local newspapers across the country look for stories that will bring them national attention, but the Gannett-owned Journal News may have gotten more than it bargained for after publishing a map with the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in two New York counties. Link | Add comment
Bloomberg Unsure About Paper's Gun Map
Politico, Jan 4, 2013, 3:26 PM EST
Police Probe Suspicious Envelope At Journal News
The Journal News, Jan 4, 2013, 8:15 AM EST
Journal News Advertisers Face Boycott
Politico, Jan 2, 2013, 7:56 AM EST
The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association is calling for a nationwide boycott of the advertisers of Gannett-owned Journal News, which published online maps revealing names and addresses of people with pistol permits. Link | Add comment
NY Paper To List More Gun Permit Holders
Reuters, Dec 31, 2012, 7:10 AM EST
Gannett-owned New York newspaper the Journal News, which sparked an uproar among gun enthusiasts by publishing names and addresses of residents holding pistol permits, is now planning to publish even more identities of permit-holding locals. Link | Add comment
NY Paper Not Agressive Enough On Gun Issue
Poynter, Dec 28, 2012, 8:32 AM EST
Al Tompkins: "The problem is not that the Gannett-owned Journal News was too aggressive. The problem is that the paper was not aggressive enough in its reporting to justify invading the privacy of people who legally own handguns in two counties it serves." Link | Add comment
Blogger Lists Personal Info Of Paper's Staff
Gawker, Dec 27, 2012, 2:31 PM EST
In response to the controversy surrounding the interactive map of local gun permit holders published by New York newspaper the Journal News, blogger Christopher Fountain has posted the names and addresses of nearly every Journal News employee. Link | Add comment
NY Paper Publishes Names Of Local Gun Owners
Huffington Post, Dec 26, 2012, 7:43 AM EST

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