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Start benchmarking performance of politicians

By Jim Pumarlo It’s customary to rate the president’s performance after the first hundred days in office. The […]

A salute to those who wave the editorial banner

By: Jim Pumarlo Last summer’s Grassroots Editor still sits in my stack of journalism publications. The edition announced […]

Initiate conversations with your readers

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

Make public affairs coverage relevant and timely

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

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 […]

Execute your strength: Put names and faces behind the stories

By Jim Pumarlo Nothing is more satisfying than looking at your product – whether it’s the print or […]

Newspapers excel at keeping pulse on your communities

By Jim Pumarlo My days of sitting behind an editor’s desk have passed, but I’ll never lose my […]

Who do you support on the election ballot?

By Jim Pumarlo Election season is in its final stretch, and newspapers have been there at every step. […]

Tell the stories behind the statistics

By Jim Pumarlo Everyday news reports are filled with statistics as COVID-19 continues to dominate headlines. The number […]

Are you capturing all community voices?

By Jim Pumarlo Minnesota is in the spotlight following the recent death of a black man during a […]