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FCC Longs for the Days of Gas Rationing and Bell-Bottoms

July 08, 2016

Last month, the head of the FCC announced a proposal to keep in place a ban on media cross-ownership. Established more than forty years ago, the ban was instituted in the days of gasoline rationing and Bell-bottoms. A few things have changed since then - the advent of straight-leg jeans (several times), punk rock (several times) and, oh yes, that thing called the “Internet”.

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Top 30 Under 30 with Ashley Bethard, Cox Media Group- Ohio

July 28, 2016

To Ashley Bethard, journalism is not just content or an article, it is a package. She teaches her reporters to think on a broader scale, down to the social media posting time. “What are some of the ways to drive that story?” she says. “It’s a holistic conversation; they can see the effects their work has.”

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5 Answers with Tom Coburn, Jebbit

July 27, 2016

Tom Coburn came up with the idea for Jebbit while trying to skip a Hulu ad at an airport. Now, he is CEO of a digital marketing platform that creates engaging micro-content, personalizing a brand’s interaction with each individual in its audience. Jebbit has since been named one of the "Top 25 Most Promising Companies in the World" by CNBC and works with brands like The Boston Globe, Tribune Media, and Dunkin' Donuts.

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Alexa, Find Me New Audiences: How Publishers are Using Amazon Echo

July 26, 2016

Since Amazon released its voice-controlled, wireless speaker device Amazon Echo in 2014, users have been able to access a number of “skills” or services, such as the latest news updates, pay their bills, listen to their favorite playlist and even hail an Uber, all within the personal-assistant-like app, Alexa. As Alexa’s skills have grown, so too have the number of publishers that are featured within the app. News outlets including CNN, The Washington Post, NPR and The Economist offer users daily news briefings through Alexa.

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Top 30 Under 30 with Clifford Parody, The Ledger

July 25, 2016

Clifford Parody is old school. He doesn’t own a Kindle. He still has cassette tapes and vinyl records. “I don’t want to see print die,” he says. “I don’t want to see it go away. It’s a big part of who we are as humans.” He is a reporter for The Ledger and a recipient of NAA's Top 30 Under 30.

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NAA Roundup

July 22, 2016

Weekly NAA Roundup of the latest member announcements and staff changes; NAA announcements; what we're reading; what's hot on social media and more. Included in the July 22 edition: Gannett consolidates Corpus Christi editing and design center with Phoenix operation; The Washington Post develops email newsletter platform; Gannett's new tool, Lift, helps auto industry advertisers.

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3 Lessons from the Digitial Publishing Innovation Summit

July 22, 2016

Last week, NAA President and CEO David Chavern attended the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit in New York City. The summit explored key topics and trends affecting the digital publishing industry, and was privileged to meet and interact with individuals with varying backgrounds and areas of expertise – from heads of audience to marketing professionals, revenue specialists, digital product creators and more.

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