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2012: The year of the prosperous publisher

The Chinese calendar predicted high risks and rewards in 2012, the celebrated Year of the Dragon. As this year wraps up, check out what a range of leaders working for sustainability in the news business expected, and share what you learned in 2012.

JA Reports: 67 tips, tools and ideas for 2012 election coverage from our recent forum

Open Secrets predicts 2012 election spending to top $6B, up a billion since just '08. For you: a wealth of resources from the December JA forum to strengthen your election coverage and up your game.

Stories, engagement and money: Practical tips from the JA election 2012 forum

We went into last week’s forum suspecting the 2012 election offers fresh opportunities for local news sites to shine. Based on the ideas and on-the-ground experiences participants shared, we came out convinced. Evelyn Larrubia, editorial director of the Investigative News Network, wrote this in the forum: …newspapers across the country are not doing as thorough...

JA forum day 3: Iteration, refinements, get the RSS feed

This is a quick post for the community, reporting out real time on what’s been developing in the forum over the past couple of days. We convened the conversation in slices: Day one the forum explored collaboration, yesterday we dove into collaboration, today the final segment of this conversation addresses money. The content stream contributors are generously offering insights, curiosity, tools, experience, suggestions, hopes, and frustrations around the question in play. And behind the scenes, crucially, we’re tracking how this is all unfolding.

JA reports: TV forum results and what’s next

There is conversation for conversation’s sake, and there is conversation with purpose. JA forums are designed to be relevant, interesting, informative, and useful. In this final of three posts analyzing our recent forum on the Value of Local TV News, we explore a set of tangible artifacts we’ve distilled from the conversation, and envision how...

Engagement is not a spectator sport: Value of Local TV Report 2

Each JA forum comes to life through a community outreach campaign. In this post, we show how we do this engagement work. We hope you might be able to mulch some of this back into your own work – that this behind-the-scenes view inspires your own ideas on how to deepen your community relationships. First,...

Election 2012: Are local publishers the secret weapon?

What kind of 2012 election coverage do you want to bring your readers? Next week the JA presents a curated online forum designed to help maximize the yield of local election coverage by exploring tools, techniques and collaborations aimed at deeper community engagement. We’ll talk about money too – advertisers are increasingly training their campaign...

JA reports: The Value of Local TV News forum goals and performance

A central part of the JA’s mission is to gather voices together online around common questions news producers share. Community needs and JA program values guide our work hosting forums. These values include a high degree of transparency and accountability to you and the growing JA community, because we believe it’s valuable to share what...

The Seattle Interactive Conference: Jacob Caggiano reports

Journalists have always covered the tech industry as a section of the newspaper, but now, due to the personal media explosion, the very existence of the trade is dependent on conversations and decisions that happen at events like this year’s Seattle Interactive Conference. About Jacob Jacob Caggiano writes about his “healthy obsession” with communicating online,...

Jacob Caggiano to report on the Seattle Interactive Conference for JA

Seattle local and friend of JA Jacob Caggiano of Future Soup will be covering Seattle’s Interactive Conference unfolding over the course of today and tomorrow. He’ll be tweeting out to you all on the things he sees and learns. In particular, he’ll share insight on how technology is being applied in new and innovative ways to inspire community...
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