February 2017 Inlander


In this issue

  • In Orlando, the Mega-Conference gets down to business

    The 2017 edition of the Key Executives Mega-Conference announces its intentions for its three days in Orlando with its theme: Innovation & Insight: The Business of Publishing News.

  • Ed Lehman looks back

    Former Inland Press Association Chairman Ed Lehman has written "Rolling With the Press: A Publisher's Journey," an autobiography of his life as a reporter, editor, publisher and owner of the Longmont (Colo.) Times-Call and other Lehman Communications newspapers.

  • Metric system: Approaching its fourth year, Publisher Benchmarks measures up

    When Mather Economics LLC, the consultancy best known among newspapers for their data-driven subscription pricing optimization strategies, began developing Publisher Benchmarks for Inland, they set the ambitious goal of surpassing a product newspapers had relied on for more than nine decades.

  • The Dallas Morning News is moving and so is its "Rock of Truth"

    The Dallas Morning News is moving to downtown from its longtime headquarters across town -- and taking its iconic "Rock of Truth" with it. 

  • Hearst buys 145-year-old Pioneer Group from Batdorff family members

    Hearst has acquired The Pioneer Group, the publisher of two dailies and three weeklies in Michigan that was led by fourth-generation family owner Chairman Jack Batdorff and his son, President and CEO John Batdorff. 

  • Nebraska J-school writes the book on drone newsgathering

    For years, the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications has been the go-to source for information on newsgathering by unmanned aerial vehicle. 

  • Print newspaper reach remains huge

    In any given month, newspapers--whether in print, online or through a mobile app--reach 169 million adults, or 69% of the U.S. population, according to Nielsen Scarborough.

  • Dirks, Van Essen engaged for sale of alt-paper LA Weekly

    The Voice Media Group (VMG) has engaged the Santa Fe, N.M.-based brokerage Dirks, Van Essen & Murray shop its alternative newspaper, the LA Weekly. 

  • Former Inland President Doug Franklin comes out of retirement to head The Boston Globe

    Doug Franklin comes out of retirement to head The Boston Globe

  • Missouri

    Tom Warhover is stepping down as executive editor of the Columbia Missourian, the professional newspaper that serves as a training laboratory for Missouri School of Journalism students. 

  • Oklahoma

    Mike Beatty, publisher of The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, is now also senior vice president/operations for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

  • West Virginia

    Julie Fox is the new publisher of the Times West Virginian, a Community Newspapers Holdings Inc. seven-day daily in Fairmont.

  • anita henry obit feb 2017

    Anita R. Henry, the wife of longtime Inland active member Ed Henry, died Jan. 19 in South Bend, Ind. after a long battle with ALS. She was 67.

  • New Adams group regional publisher named

    Carl E. Esposito has been named president of Adams Publishing Group --Tennessee/North Carolina, adding to his responsibilities as publisher of The Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee. The group is the former Jones Media Inc., which APG acquired last September.

  • It's not too late to plan the year ahead: Here's three areas to start

    It's standard procedure at newspapers to chronicle the year gone by. Headlines typically include the passing of noteworthy individuals; the success, or maybe failure, of a civic project; milestones in sports achievements, election results or key community benchmarks. 

  • Meet the Mega-Conference presenters

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  • What the trendy antipathy for print has wrought

    It doesn't seem to be enough anymore to just be digitally savvy, or even completely focused on digital. For you to be fully on board, you need to have adopted a disdain for print. About a year ago, I was chatting with the CEO of a company that was gobbling up newspaper properties left and right. He asked me how I helped newspapers. I responded that there's still a lot of profitable volume to be had by including print in the sales conversation. 

  • What can newspapers do about fake news? There's a manifesto for that

    Days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Local Media Consortium (LMC) offered a manifesto on how media companies should respond to the proliferation of "fake news" that drew huge attention during the campaign for the presidency. Here's a slightly condensed version of the manifesto from LMC, a partnership that aims to increase digital revenue and audience for companies representing more than 1,600 news sites in the U.S.: