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Virginia News News!

October update: The new regional news website for southwestern Virginia was renamed just before launch, emphasizing that it is a nonprofit organization and removing the suggestion that it actually was printing a traditional newspaper. The publication is off to

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Posted in 2021, Appalachia, Business, community, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, Radford, Reporting, Roanoke Times, Social media, Southwestern Va, Virginia

Corporate vision or hubbed myopia? You can’t buy out of town newspapers much anymore, so folks may not notice whether a visual homoginization  is the result of Gannett’s new “national page production network.” In 10 years, will formerly great regional dailies be little more

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Posted in Future of news, Newspapers

iPad rhymes with ‘ad’; Droid ‘app’ rhymes with ‘usability gap’

An AP story in Editor & Publisher says advertising in newspapers’ iPad apps is doing better for publishers than website ads. Does that also extend to iPhone and Android phone app ads? After a month with a Droid phone I’m

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Posted in Digital Culture, Newspapers, Tablets & eBook Readers, Television, WebDesign

Stop Presses: Entry-level newspaper reporting job

Over lunch I picked up a copy of the Radford News Journal, published by Main Street Newspapers, and noticed this ad in the back. “” is the newspaper group’s website, and the contact in the ad is Ed McCoy, the

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Posted in Journalism, Newspapers, Radford