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Online Training Available at Newspaper Academy

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Meeting Deadline: Learning to Get Along
Meeting Deadline: Learning to Get Along

It's deadline, and like many of you, I have to get this column out. In an effort to get that done on time, let me share a few helpful hints for those of us doing our best to get the paper out at deadline

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Know When to Fold Them
Know When to Fold Them

When does holding on to older software and hardware become detrimental? Kevin takes a look at software, hardware and the dangers of hanging on too long.

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This Story is About Hamburgers: If you think it's about something else, you are wrong
This Story is About Hamburgers: If you think it's about something else, you are wrong

I am an honest-to-goodness stockholder in McDonald's Corporation (MCD on the New York Stock Exchange). Yes, that's right, the hamburger guys. Because I'm a stockholder, I get things like annual reports, proxy statements, and I get to vote at stockholders meetings (although that generally takes place online). I even get letters from CEO and President Steve Easterbrook from time to time.

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Learning what I can from really smart people:  Interviews with experts yield valuable information
Learning what I can from really smart people: Interviews with experts yield valuable information

In September, I began an experiment that has turned out quite nicely. As part of a project a group of us began working on last year, I created an online radio station and began interviewing folks I thought would be of interest to journalists. The results have been fascinating, and I decided to share quotes from a few of the interviews in this column.

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Iris Chyi, John Oliver and hundreds of journalists leave me no choice but to write this column
Iris Chyi, John Oliver and hundreds of journalists leave me no choice but to write this column

Those of you who write columns for a living know what I'm talking about. This is one of those days when I'm not sure what to write. It's not that I lack subject matter. The options are almost endless, and I don't have the inclination or space to cover everything in one column.

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Pressing Issues
Pressing Issues

What are the three most common questions I'm asked on-site?

When asked why I receive so many requests for help from newspapers, I simply mark it down to longevity. I've been around the business long enough for most publishers, and others, to know me. On Tuesday of last week, I received requests to visit five newspapers in four states. For some, the most pressing need is training. A few seek advice concerning the overall structure of their operations. Still others are hoping I can find the solution to problems which have plagued their newspapers for too long.

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Common Sense Pays Off
Common Sense Pays Off

Industry takes note of "self made" publisher who succeeds by following his instincts, instead of jumping on latest trends.

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Industry-related pubs begin take notice of growing community newspapers
Industry-related pubs begin take notice of growing community newspapers

I feel like a broken record when I remind people just how well community newspapers are doing across America. As I work with hundreds of papers each year, it's a common theme as publishers talk to me about their individual operations. I couldn't help but chuckle when I saw a story in Editor & Publisher titled, "Despite 'Doom and Gloom,' Community Newspapers are Growing Stronger" in early June.

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A Newspaper Fable
A Newspaper Fable

Imagine with me, if you will.

It's January 2020. NFL football has been making record profits, primarily due to product licensing and TV contracts, year after year.

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Making Things Right: Doing the little (and big) things right is the key to success
Making Things Right: Doing the little (and big) things right is the key to success

Borrowing an old line from Ford, "Quality" really "is job one." Reduce quality, and the result is fewer readers. Reduce readers, and the result is fewer advertisers. Reduce advertisers, and the result is fewer pages. Reduce pages, and the result is even fewer readers. It's a never-ending cycle.

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You might be losing more than pages with lower page counts
You might be losing more than pages with lower page counts

When asked to guess the percentage of newspapers that are independent, not related to any group or other newspapers, most of the attendees guessed the number would be pretty low. They were surprised to learn that 53 percent of newspapers in the U.S. and Canada are independent, without any relationship to even a small group.

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