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Notes from the ANA Director – August 9, 2022

I cannot believe it is August already. I would say summer is almost over, but we live in Arizona so we likely still have 3 months of HOT. I just returned from the NAM (Newspapers Association Managers) conference where Directors from all over the country (and Canada)...

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Notes from the ANA Director – July 8, 2022

Happy Friday, Today is the first installment of what I hope to become weekly notes. I hope to come up with a snarkier title (Sarah keeps vetoing my ideas). But enough of this, on to this week's notes. There are two bills before Congress that would positively affect...

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Notes from the ANA Director

As I write this note, I cannot help but think that tomorrow is Veteran’s Day. From Wikipedia: “Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, who are people...

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Notes from the ANA Director

Welcome November! A few topics I would like to talk about this week are webinars, the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA), newsroom resources and Arizona legislative news. Gordon Borrell conducted a follow up webinar especially for ANA members on his 2031...

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Workspace matters

By Kevin Slimp CEO, newspaperacademy.com Create a desktop that maximizes your creative output Today, I’m going to invite you into my office to see how I work and some of the tools I use. Many folks reading this column have been to my webinars and seen the printers,...

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Notes from the ANA Director

Happy Halloween! It’s that spooky time of the year when everyone looks at budgets. How are your budgeting efforts going? Any great ideas heading into 2022? With next year’s political season, I hope you are all finding ways to incorporate that into your budget. At our...

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Don’t let shortcuts thwart quality content

By Jim Pumarlo Newsroom Strategies Training Many newsrooms, already strained by lean staffs, have seen resources exacerbated by the economic toll of the coronavirus. Circumstances have prompted editors and reporters to take shortcuts in gathering and publishing the...

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Catch more customers for your advertisers

Ad-libs by John Foust Newspaper Advertising Trainer – Raleigh, NC My friends Mark and Sandy invited me to spend a couple of days in a vacation beach condo they had rented, about a month before their first child was born. Mark and I decided to do some fishing, so we...

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Notes from the ANA Director

One of the things that the ANA does for its members is to learn about potential partnerships that our members can take advantage of. The ANA is not endorsing these vendors, but I have listened to what they have to say and want to make our members aware of the options...

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