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Go beyond ‘votes and quotes’ when delivering election results

Oct 1, 2022

In short, newspapers put incredible resources into laying the groundwork for elections, but then they often fall short in translating what voters said. This is an excellent time to think how best to examine ...

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Remembering legacy columnists; if your newspaper wants to revive the tradition, here are a few tips ...

Oct 1, 2022

My journalism professors and mentors from half a century ago would be rolling over in their graves over the idea that newspapers should not contain regular, robust editorial pages.

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Legacy.com appoints Alan Press as CEO

Sep 15, 2022

The former Economist and Newsweek exec succeeds Legacy's founder Stopher Bartol, who becomes executive chairman

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Materials for National Newspaper Week, Oct 2-8

Sep 13, 2022

National Newspaper Week is quickly approaching. This year we will celebrate on October 2-8 for the 82nd year in recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees throughout the United States ...

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How to find your writing voice

Sep 2, 2022

Writing is more than math.  Your word choices and how they work together are important. 

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Bears, large dogs and community newspapers

Sep 1, 2022

It happened in February 2016. Somebody driving home saw what she was sure was a bear, meandering on a hill near the auto parts store. Bear sightings in northwestern Illinois are rare, so she called 911. What ...

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Finally, at least 1 photo has been found for each service member whose name is inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Sep 1, 2022

On Aug. 9., 2022, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) was proud to announce that after more than two decades of effort, at least one photo has been found for each of the 58,281 service members whose ...

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Forums can rekindle interest in local news, help community appreciate your work

Sep 1, 2022

If there is an issue in the community that needs sorting out, have a forum to discuss it.

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Hard-hitting editorials remain in readers’ minds, provide critical means to hold public officials accountable

Sep 1, 2022

We agree with the thought voiced by South Dakota publisher Tim Waltner, who states the purpose of editorials — offer perspective, be bold, take a stand, have a call to action — and can be affirming ...

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