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Initiate conversations with your readers

By Jim Pumarlo A reader questions your policy for reporting suicides. A retailer challenges your staff to produce […]

Lessman Elected MNA President

Justin R. Lessman, general manager and co-owner of Jackson-based Livewire Printing Co. and publisher of the Jackson County […]

The latest scoop on Affinity Publisher: Is it time to switch from InDesign and Quark?

It’s been a while since a column has drawn as much response as my November review of Affinity […]

12 Ad Design Tips

By John Foust Want to get more eyes on your ads? Let’s take a quick look at some […]

Staff Writing Position Available

Southern Minnesota weekly newspaper with a circulation of 2,500 is seeking a staff writer. Should be enthusiastic about […]

Make public affairs coverage relevant and timely

By Jim Pumarlo How many newsrooms have received complaints about coverage of local public affairs – specifically meetings? […]

Industry Predictions

As I write this column, vaccines are beginning to make their way to first responders, the New Year […]

Successful Tri-State Convention

Newspaper professionals from 13 states participated in this week’s 2021 Tri-State Newspaper Convention, presented by the Iowa, Minnesota […]

We can’t let lies, mistrust and bad faith fester; we must speak the truth, stand up for it and have respectful dialogue

By Al Cross Director and professor, Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, University of Kentucky The insurrection […]

Don’t Close Books Just Yet on 2020 Elections

By Jim Pumarlo Mention election coverage in the aftermath of this year’s tumultuous presidential contest, and many newsrooms […]