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Pumarlo: Are you ready for the new year? Take an inventory

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Are you ready for 2017? All newsrooms should prepare an editorial calendar and review it regularly.

Pumarlo: Don’t underestimate the value of business reporting

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Make business news a regular part of your newsroom discussions as an everyday beat.

Use digital tools to enhance, not replace, tenets of solid reporting

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Best practices remain at the foundation of all effective coverage, no matter the platform.

Pumarlo: Think carefully before posting the ‘final word’

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Hardly a week passes that a newspaper’s policies and practices aren’t called into question. When should you avoid saying “the last word?”

Pumarlo: Facing a tough call? Talk it out

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Newspapers routinely face challenging decisions. Should we run this photo? Should we accept this ad? Should we report on every monthly meeting of a local activist group?

Pumarlo: You want to stay relevant? Be accessible

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Why do so many newspapers make it so difficult for readers to connect with reporters?

Pumarlo: Legislature makes news even during recess

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The Legislature is the last thing on your newsroom’s radar, right? Wrong.

Pumarlo: Challenged by ‘big projects’? Broaden your definition

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Some ideas for identifying opportunities to generate more substantive reports in everyday coverage.

Pumarlo: Connect with readers; deliver what your community wants

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News organizations must connect with readers – their customers – if they are to remain relevant.

Pumarlo: Police logs basic to monitoring public safety

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How to create a fair-to-all policy to treat public records and police reports in your newsroom.