Our journalists use their phones more than ever to report the news. What are must-have mobile apps to help them do their jobs? Learn about the favorites of reporters who cover everything from hurricanes to car accidents. GateHouse Media Senior Director of Content Jean Hodges leads a discussion of great tips that will help reporters…

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This webinar is free for CNPA Members, thanks to the California Press Foundation. Robert Slocum will share his experience growing his own newspaper’s social media following, and how he has begun to monetize it in various ways. Slocum is an owner/publisher of the Timber Lake Topic, a small weekly in South Dakota. He uses social…

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“Digital Strategies to Drive Audience Engagement,” the latest webinar offered by the Great Western Audience Alliance, is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Pacific, Thursday, Oct. 17. The webinar is free, though you must register. The webinar will introduce proven strategies to engage and monetize your audience. Detailed presentations from two industry leaders will help…

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In this webinar… Facebook groups have increasingly become a more important part of the Facebook environment. Many newsrooms have also started group as a more personal way to connect with readers. There are currently more than 50 groups run by GateHouse Media across the country. Penny Riordan and others will review best practices from choosing…

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Christina Smith plans to engage with the audience on two major discussion points concerning community newspapers. First, she will briefly discuss one of her current research projects that explores why small-town, geographically-bounded U.S. weekly newspapers continue to be viable in the digital era, despite the struggles larger U.S. newspapers continue to undergo. Upon completion of…

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Obituaries and newspapers: Once, these two always went together, and this relationship provided publishers with a powerful traffic driver and an unbeatable revenue stream. But today’s readers face unique economic pressures, and they have new ideas about how to best announce and remember a death in the community. The result? Nationwide, obituary volume is down…

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Video is a part of our digital storytelling toolbox that will continue to grow over the next five years. Mobile phones make it easy to shoot and share our video stories. In this session, Val Hoeppner will share 10 tips that will make your video story stronger, audio better and video more compelling. This session…

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Wondering what you can do to receive newsroom grants or work with ProPublica and other nonprofits on projects? We have tips from people who’ve been successful and those who’ve worked on the receiving end of the process. Steve Dorsey, Vice President of Performance and Partnerships for GateHouse Media, offers tips collected from Florida Times-Union Executive…

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Did you know that 174 work hours per year are LOST by media sales reps who poorly manage their email inbox? Ryan Dohrn, a 25-year media sales veteran, has interviewed over 500 high performing salespeople and will share their best email management advice and techniques in this fun and fast-paced session. If you want to…

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Do you still have a Classified Section that advertisers want to buy and readers want to shop? Running Classifieds is a science and no one understands that science better than Janet DeGeorge (a line right out of TV’s “Bar Rescue”). In this webinar, DeGeorge will show sales managers step by step how to rescue your…

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