News & MediaJuly 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”.
News & MediaJuly 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.”
News & MediaJuly 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.
News & MediaJuly 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.
News & MediaJuly 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.
NAA RoundupJuly 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.
News & MediaJuly 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.