All posts in Pumarlo

Are you telling your own stories?

By Jim Pumarlo I circulated a column celebrating community newspapers earlier this year in recognition of Sunshine Week. […]

Special projects energize staff, community

By Jim Pumarlo I fondly characterize newsrooms as organized chaos. That definition has aptly described operations for the […]

Sharpen your editing with these press releases

By Jim Pumarlo The hyper partisanship in today’s political landscape was on full display with passage of the […]

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 […]