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Great Ideas

NNA’s best and brightest publishers have made the Great Ideas session of the Annual Convention a huge hit for more than a decade. These terrific success stories, along with other great ideas we find throughout the year, are available to NNA members 24/7. And, members are encouraged to submit and share their great ideas at any time to grow this valuable resource.

Have the 'Audacity' to learn this software

Jul 1, 2020

Everybody has a phone on them. Plugging a phone into a car and listening to a podcast can make a long drive go faster. People listen to podcasts when they mow the lawn, work in their office or go for a ...

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Newspapers can tell compelling narratives in a podcast format

Jun 1, 2020

The story only gets stranger from there. And The Galena Gazette covered the twists of the case, more than 130 years ago. Most newspapers have stories like this, deep in the archives.

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How the Aspen Daily News appealed to readers’ anxiety to raise over $42,000 during COVID-19

Jun 1, 2020

“When people see a friend's name on a list, they don't want to miss out and they call to donate the next day.”

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Podcasting is an effective, low-cost way to expand your presence online

May 14, 2020

Starting a podcast: publisher interview with Tom Lappas of the Henrico Citizen

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Iowa weeklies launch #InThisTogether advertising campaign

May 12, 2020

"Those small ads at the bottom of the pages are part of a chain covering 20 pages with 70-plus ads," Owner and Publisher Bill Tubbs wrote via email.

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How to host a Zoom party for your audience

May 12, 2020

Missouri School of Journalism students partner with media organizations to solve problems they face. Challenge accepted!

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'A Walk Around' engages readers and interests advertisers

May 6, 2020

"Back in the early days of the stay-at-home order when people were trying to find ways to stay occupied, I put together a game called 'A Walk Around Oakland,'" Hunt explained. "Each stop was a place or ...

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Sonoma newspapers becoming nonprofit

May 1, 2020

To keep local journalism alive, the owners of this newspaper and three other community newspapers in Sonoma County are transferring their ownership to a new nonprofit created to help the papers compete ...

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Career fairs — like everything else — are turning virtual

May 1, 2020

Spring is usually a very busy time for fairs as students graduate, and hiring ramps up for projects in the coming months. Of course, this year is different, and both employers and job seekers are scrambling ...

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