The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill., launches its history initiative.
I was searching through my saved files last week and came across a PowerPoint I did a couple of years ago on reader interactivity ideas for the holidays. The ideas are still clever and relevant for this time of year.
I attended a conference recently offered by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) in Massachusetts that had caught my eye because several speakers were going to discuss digital issues. One speaker, Damon Kiesow, a senior product manager at The Boston Globe and boston.com, shared his thoughts on tools that could help mobile journalists.
Story ideas for this weekend's Titanic sinking centennial, and what's coming from GateHouse News Service.
We learned in 2008 the importance of social media to elections, especially for the presidential race. This year, there are even more social media outlets than we had four years ago. Ways to use the power of these tools to cover your local and national elections:
Do you have an inside page you'd like to share? Send it to email@example.com.
For years, schools have taught children how to avoid dangers on the Internet. Are they expanding upon that curriculum now, to include things like cyber-etiquette and "reputation managment?"
Black Friday is always tough to try to cover, but this year there are some new angles to the day of shopping frenzy that readers will want to know more about:
Some callouts are a natural fit for Thanksgiving -- recipes, what you're thankful for, family photos. Here are more ideas to find out your readers' holiday traditions:
Leaves are falling and the weather is getting colder, but it's a hot time of year to talk about weddings.
As the government looks for ways to save money, could the $1 coin proposal finally gain traction? What do merchants in your area think of the idea?
Rockford Register Star has a nifty tradition called Editorial Stew that takes some good news stories a cooks up a positive editorial.
GateHouse News Service used some new tools to cover the anniversary of 9/11 this month in New York and Washington, D.C. What you can learn from our experiments:
The Beverly Citizen in Massachusetts carries a huge front page to community events for readers to take their photos with it.
Commencement ceremonies are high atop our list of priorities this time of year. Some papers opt for a front page story or centerpiece. Others put the content inside, referring to it from the front.
Last week, Poynter had its 100th webinar, featuring 100 ideas in 100 minutes. Here are some of the best.
The Daily Republican in Marion, Ill., has launched a unique news project that takes a look at workers in their community over a 24-hour period.
New governors were sworn in this week, and freshman congressmen and -women have taken their seats in D.C. Gather your state and local officials' campaign promises now, and keep them accountable.
The Lake Media group is getting behind an effort to educate the public on the safety of the Lake of the Ozarks
When longtime Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin columnist Bill Stanley died last month at 80, the paper decided to publish a tribute section to the local icon. But what was unusual in this case was that months before, Norwich Bulletin editor Jim Konrad had reached out to Bill and asked him if he would be willing to be interviewed for his own obituary.
Craig Silverman, founder of the Regret the Error blog, shares his take on which media outlets got it wrong and which ones got it right – and why – during coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, with tips and takeaways for newsrooms on verification of digital information. Silverman (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.
Here are 5 takeaways from "Don't get fooled again: Best practices for online verification."