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Tread carefully when requiring down payment for democracy

By Jim Pumarlo My hometown newspaper instituted a new policy requiring that readers “pay” for the First Amendment […]

Into the Issues

By Al Cross Adapted from remarks at “Journalists in the Hot Seat: Staying safe in a hostile political […]

Who’s your friend?

I’m a friendly guy. Most people who know me genuinely like me – and I like them. I […]

“Showing” beats “telling” every time

By John Foust Raleigh, NC On a visit to my eye doctor for a check-up, I noticed a […]

2018 Political Questionnaire

Check out the questions sent to candidates and answers returned to MNA by candidates for statewide office in the 2018 Political Questionnaire.

25 on-the-job ideals

I’ve been a consultant for almost 30 years. Before that, I worked more than 20 years in writing […]

A strategy for organizing your advertisers’ information

By John Foust Raleigh, NC I was talking to Greg, a veteran sales manager “Our sales team knows […]

Make your special sections special

All newspapers run special sections. It’s part of our routine. For some, it seems, there’s a special section […]

One way to handle advertisers who resist change

By John Foust Raleigh, NC   Colleen is a veteran ad manager who has worked with just about […]

The importance of thinking small

By John Foust Raleigh, NC  You may have heard about Volkswagen’s initial ad campaign. At a time when […]