NAA Roundup

Member Announcements:

The Kansas City Star to print Wichita Eagle (The Kansas City Star)
Both publications are owned by the McClatchy Co. The Star already prints other Kansas newspapers, including the Lawrence Journal-World and Topeka Capital Journal.

New York Times Tries Boosting Its Social Media Influence by Buying HelloSociety. (re/code)
The New York Times is buying HelloSociety, a digital marketing agency that helps advertisers get their messages on social media platforms, from startup incubator Science Inc.

“Trust,” the first app from The Coral Project, launches (The Washington Post)
The Trust app aims to scale the moderation of user-generated contributions by focusing on the user’s history of contributions in addition to moderating individual contributions themselves.

The Washington Post honored by Society for News Design  (The Washington Post)

For the second consecutive year, the Post was named a World’s Best-Designed Newspaper finalist.

Staff Announcements:

The Denver Post: Greg Moore announced he will resign from serving as the editor of the Denver Post after 14 years.

The New York Times: James Bennet will be replacing Andrew M. Rosenthal as the editorial page director of The New York Times

The New York Times: Peter Lattman staring in May. will be leaving his position as deputy business editor of The New York Times to take a job at Emerson Collective.

NAA Announcements:

Sir Martin Sorrell, WPP. Photo by Phil AdamsNAA Announces Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, as a keynote speaker at NAA mediaXchange 2016!
Sir Martin will join the conference via live interactive video feed from London, England on Tuesday, April 19 from 10:30-11:00 am to give his perspective on the news media industry. About Sir Martin: Under Sorrell’s leadership, WPP has become the world’s largest communications services group, with nearly 190,000 people working across some 150 companies in 112 countries. He is one of the most respected global industry leaders whose views on business and the world economy are widely sought. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Sir Martin and the rest of our impressive speaker line-up! Register now for NAA mediaXchange, taking place April 17-20, 2016 in Washington, DC! Click here to view the current program agenda.

NAA Webinar: Mobile Trends & the Changing Face of Retail:
The upcoming webinar will examine the trends among mobile shoppers and buyers, and the implications for newspaper publishers. Gary Meo, senior vice president and sales director of Nielsen Scarborough, will present and will include his mobile audience measurement solution for newspaper companies and recommendations for monetizing mobile audience segments in your local market. The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. Register here.

What We’re Reading:

The Washington Post surpasses 890 million page views, 73 million users in February
(The Washington Post) Last month, The Washington Post had 890 million page views, exceeding all but one major competitor –

‘Super Tuesday 2’ was a big night for publishers streaming live on Facebook (Digiday)
Legacy news outlets including ABC News, CBS News, NBC News and Univision, as well as digital stalwarts like The Huffington Post and, all went live throughout Tuesday.

Time Warner Investing More in Mashable (The Information)
Time Warner is investing more money in Mashable, a millennial-focused tech and pop culture site which has been on and off the market for several years.

The FT is launching a new analytics tool to make metrics more understandable for its newsroom (Nieman Lab)
The Financial Times launched a new newsroom analytics tool that is meant to make audience data more accessible to its journalists. Lantern is an attempt to help its newsroom better understand metrics beyond page views and also help them figure out what types of stories are resonating with its readership.

What We’re Tweeting:

NAA applauds the introduction of H.R. 4770 by Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH) –  #newspapers

NAA CEO Column: Sunshine Week: Encouraging Increased Transparency in Government in 2016 –

NAA Roundup is a weekly blog post featuring NAA member announcements and staff changes; NAA announcements; what’s on our reading list this week; and what’s hot on social media.

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