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2023 BNEC, BNAC open for submissions

Jan 1, 2023

The National Newspaper Association Foundation's 2023 Better Newspaper Advertising Contest and Better Newspaper Editorial Contest are open to NNA members and nonmembers. 

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A new mission: answering how rural communities sustain journalism that serves local democracy

Jan 1, 2023

This column, which we started almost 12 years ago as a guide to covering rural issues, using examples from The Rural Blog, has a new name: Sustaining Rural Journalism.

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Closing your stories

Jan 1, 2023

Professional writers conclude stories with a bang, a laugh or telling quote.

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Kevin’s To-Do List for 2023

Jan 1, 2023

As we get set to begin 2023, here are some steps I often recommend when visiting with community papers.

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Resolve to be accessible, stay relevant

Jan 1, 2023

At its foundation, transparency means connecting with readers. Here are a handful of ideas:

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Through the viewfinder ⁠— First Quarter 2023

Jan 1, 2023

Winning photographs in the First Quarter 2023 Pub Aux Photo contest, taken from Dec. 9, 2021, to Dec. 9, 2022, are pictured with submitted caption and attribution. The first-place winners in each category ...

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Are you transparent in your operations?

Dec 1, 2022

The principle is equally applicable to newsroom operations. Do you practice what you preach?

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Is it good enough?

Dec 1, 2022

You wrote with both sides of your brain. The right artistic side helped you add touches of your personal perception. The left analytical side made sure you gave all the details your readers will need ...

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Journalism Competition and Preservation Act queued up for action in the House

Dec 1, 2022

NNA Chair John Galer, publisher of The Journal-News in Hillsboro, Illinois, said NNA believed it was increasingly necessary to get the content creators and the social media users to the same table.

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