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Robust public affairs coverage requires more than record of meetings

By Jim Pumarlo My formula for shaping newspaper content is straightforward: Present a blend of stories that people […]

Pumarlo: Go beyond ‘votes and quotes’ in election results

By Jim Pumarlo Newsrooms have toiled the past many weeks churning out stories to help voters make informed […]

Keep eye out for 11th-hour election volleys

By Jim Pumarlo Election Day is only weeks away. The hyper-partisanship of races at all levels – local […]

Plan Now to Recognize First Responders

By Jim Pumarlo Are you looking for a project that can energize your news staffs, generate new advertising […]

What’s Happened to Nuts and Bolts of Public Safety Reporting?

By Jim Pumarlo Crime and public safety are garnering more headlines across the country. Law enforcement and racial […]

Seize Opportunity to Steer, Moderate Election Noise

By Jim Pumarlo Election coverage was a priority when I toiled behind the editor’s desk. It was all-hands-on-deck […]

Open Government is Good Government

By Jim Pumarlo Election season is under way, and this year promises to be especially busy with redistricting […]

Examine, Evaluate Reporting Shortcuts

By Jim Pumarlo I fondly characterize newsrooms as organized chaos. I witnessed that firsthand guiding staffs when resources […]

Are you ready for the new year? Take inventory, prepare calendar

By Jim Pumarlo It’s standard procedure at many newspapers to chronicle headlines in year-end editions. The continuing social […]

Meaningful meeting reports demand substantive leads

By Jim Pumarlo Newspapers smartly are promoting their roles as government watchdogs to reinforce their strengths in the […]