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Research in old community newspapers shows value of the printed page, granular local reporting

By Al Cross When Jim Phillips of Lexington, Ky., started poring through microfilm copies of old newspapers to […]

The Power of Restraint

By John Foust On an out-of-state trip, I saw a billboard that compelled me to pull off the […]

Newspapers will survive and flourish long-term

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Any eighth-grader can launch an information and opinion website […]

Need a great job? Buy a weekly newspaper.

By Gary Sosniecki It wasn’t my idea to buy a weekly newspaper. I was content having transitioned from […]

Creating believable advertising

By John Foust “Willing suspension of disbelief” is a cornerstone of entertainment. The term was coined in 1817 […]

RURAL NEWSPAPER OWNERSHIP

In a buyer’s market for weeklies, where are the buyers? By Al Cross Most days this summer, I […]

“Think F1RST” First Amendment Campaign

Media of Nebraska’s “Think F1rst” public awareness campaign about the First Amendment of the United States Constitution is […]

America Needs Locally Owned Papers

By Peter Wagner The once powerful Gannett media company — publishers of the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, Des Moines […]

Into the Issues

 Rural communities have been disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic, but rural newspapers have been disproportionately quiet about […]

The stock market for ad ideas

Daniel told me about an ad he created for a commercial real estate firm. “They prided themselves on […]