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NAA Roundup: Gannett names new publishers in Maryland and New Jersey

By SEAN O'LEARY
March 27, 2015

Gannett Co., Inc. has named Joseph Calchi president and publisher of the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ, and The Daily Journal in Vineland, NJ. Calchi was previously general manager and advertising director at The Daily Journal.

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Five Answers with Brendon Thomas, Okanjo

By SEAN O'LEARY
March 11, 2015

1) How do you read the newspaper - print, online and/or mobile?

100% online, mostly mobile, and as I'm thinking about it, mostly from social. The second largest channel is email -- articles sent directly to me by people who thought I might find them interesting.​

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What newspapers should know about email security

By CATHERINE PAYNE
March 11, 2015

Some journalists' email can be as easily intercepted as a message in a bottle. But news organizations can take measures to keep snoopers out of their email.

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NAA Roundup: Cox Media Group unveils new online real estate platform

By SEAN O'LEARY
March 6, 2015

Placester, a real estate marketing platform that connects realtors with customers through agent websites and an expansive publisher network, announced a nationwide partnership with Cox Media Group (CMG) to power digital real estate sections for eight CMG properties including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC.com) and Austin Statesman (Statesman.com). Through this partnership, Placester will replace legacy real estate sections on these CMG sites to enhance search, improve discovery and distribute real-time listings.

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Detroit Free Press gets ready for Freep Film Festival

By CATHERINE PAYNE
March 4, 2015

The Detroit Free Press and Michigan.com, which manages the newspaper's business operations, will present the second annual Freep Film Festival on March 19-22. The festival will have about 25 programs, including the first Freep Film Festival Academy and documentaries with ties to Detroit and Michigan.

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Five Answers with Taek Chung, AdHusky

By SEAN O'LEARY
March 3, 2015

1) How do you read the newspaper - print, online and/or mobile?

For online, I usually read it via LinkedIn and Facebook. I live/work in San Francisco downtown, so I commute by tram/bus, where I read 80% of my news on my smartphone. For BusinessInsider (which I subscribe), I read them on PC since am getting their curated news via emails.

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NAA Roundup: IndyCar and USA Today Sports Media Group form marketing partnership

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 27, 2015

IndyCar and the USA Today Sports Media Group announced that they have entered into a multi-year official marketing relationship that will make USA Today Sports and its affiliated properties a preferred marketing partner of IndyCar in the U.S.

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Five Answers with Paul Field, Touchcast

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 24, 2015

1) How do you read the newspaper - print, online and/or mobile?

Monday to Saturday I read newspapers on my iPhone first thing, and will dip in and out throughout the day from my Mac. I’m based in London so I’ll pick up the free Metro in the morning and the free Evening Standard in the afternoon. On Sunday I try to have plenty of screen-free time and enjoy reading The Mail on Sunday and The Sunday Times in print.

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NAA Roundup: New Media to acquire Stephens Media for $102.5 million

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 20, 2015

New Media Investment Group Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media, LLC for $102.5 million in cash. Stephens Media is a leading newspaper publisher operating eight daily newspapers, over 65 weekly and niche publications, and more than 50 websites serving communities throughout the United States. The assets have a combined average daily circulation of approximately 221,000 and 244,000 on Sunday.

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Five Answers with Jeff Sonderman, American Press Institute

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 17, 2015

1) How do you read the newspaper - print, online and/or mobile?

In our audience research at the American Press Institute, we’ve found that the average American adult uses four different devices or technologies to get news in a given week, moving from print to mobile to tablet to laptop depending on the situation and needs of the moment. I personally identify pretty closely with that.

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NAA Roundup: McClatchy announces reorganization; USA Today launches sports app

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 13, 2015

The McClatchy Company has announced plans to reorganize its corporate operations, including expanding its sales and marketing efforts and integrating McClatchy Interactive, the company's digital hub, into the rest of the company.

"[The] announcement is another step forward in our digital transformation," said Pat Talamantes, McClatchy's president and CEO. "The reorganization will emphasize innovation and product development to meet the changing needs of our readers and advertisers.

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How The Washington Post's Date Lab keeps its spark

By CATHERINE PAYNE
February 11, 2015

Since 2006, The Washington Post's Date Lab has attracted not only daters but also readers who are interested in romance. The popular feature has led to more than 400 dates and four marriages.

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Five Answers with Laudd, Inc. CEO Atul Tulshibagwale

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 10, 2015

2) What's the most exciting thing going on at your company?

We've just launched an innovative product that completely changes the paywall approach to digital revenue. We're really excited by the response we're seeing from all parts of the world. This is indeed the "Crossing the Chasm" moment for our company.

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Attention College Students: Cover NAA mediaXchange 2015 in Nashville

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 9, 2015

NAA is seeking students to cover the NAA mediaXchange 2015 on Monday, March 16, and/or Tuesday, March 17. To participate, please send a resume and at least one writing sample to Sean O’Leary, NAA Director of Communications, at sean.oleary@naa.org.

In advance of the show, we are looking for local college students to help NAA cover the event. During the show, our student news team will write recaps of sessions, take pictures and videos, and assist with social media and help provide total coverage to the more than 1,000 expected attendees. It is also an excellent networking opportunities to meet key media and advertising executives.

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NAA Roundup: McClatchy announces 12 President's Awards; Lee appoints VPs

By SEAN O'LEARY
February 6, 2015

The McClatchy Company announced 12 President's Awards for journalism excellence in 2014 for work that brought change and reform to local and state governments, universities, the courts and law enforcement.

The company also announced its first McClatchy Public Service Award for multi-platform impact, which went to the Miami Herald for its "Innocents Lost" project. The series documented the deaths of 475 children in Florida who were under state review, prompting an outpouring of reaction and immediate state response.

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