Sports Illustrated's scoop on the Jason Collins story, the first male athlete from a major sport to announce he was gay, got lots of press this week, both inside and outside of the industry. One of the more interesting angles to the story was SI's look at how the interview came together.
Sibling Day was April 10 and it was great fun to see on Facebook how brothers and sisters were sharing photos and memories. Sibling Day is one of those special days that kind of snuck up on me. Actually, I didn't even know there was one. I am sure my sister was waiting on a card. Maybe next year, Sis.
In the most trying and challenging times, GateHouse Media has been committed to training for our journalists. In 2008, as the economy was collapsing and newspapers were experiencing some of their darkest days, my predecessor, Brad Dennison, who now oversees the largest dailies in GateHouse, was extremely committed to funding our training programs. We knew — or he knew — that in a time of massive transition, we had to be committed in a big way to training. While we faced challenges, not transforming newsrooms wasn't a choice. We had to do it.
Monday's horrific events at the Boston Marathon turned social media into somewhat of a frenzy. The difference between Facebook and Twitter were amazing. My Facebook feed was filled with well wishes and sorrow and while some of that was flowing through Twitter, it was more rumors and speculation than anything else on Twitter.
This week, GateHouse Media announced the launch of More Content Now, a new website that publishers can purchase stories, pages, sections, cartoons and more from. More Content Now is an arm of GateHouse News Service, which for six years now, has evolved from a service that focused primarily on news sharing across the company into a service that offers high-quality content and pre-paginated pages that are driving meaningful revenue for newspapers both internally and externally.