NAA Roundup

Member Announcements:

The New York Times Announces First Recipients of David Carr Fellowship (New York Times)
The 2016 New York Times David Carr Fellows are John Herrman, co-editor of The Awl; Amanda Hess, a staff writer at Slate; and Greg Howard, a staff writer at Deadspin.

Greeneville Sun Staff Writer Earns 2016 Public Notice Journalism Prize (Public Notice Resource Center, Inc.)
Kenneth Little has won for his coverage of a nursing home in Limestone, TN whose Medicare and Medicaid coverage was revoked by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Changes in criminal justice coverage (The Washington Post)
The Post will launch True Crime, a new criminal justice vertical anchored by Tom Jackman.

Staff Announcements:

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.: Martin Cody announced he is retiring as Ottumwa Courier publisher after spending 37 years with the newspaper.

Gannett Gulf Region: Judi Terzotis has been promoted to president of a newly formed Gulf Region after serving as the president of Gannett Louisiana and president and publisher of The Daily Advertiser.

Gannett West Group: Karen Ferguson Fuson has been promoted from Gannett Indiana President to group president for the newly expanded Gannett West Group.

Tribune Publishing: Justin Dearborn, previously CEO of Merge Healthcare, will replace Jack Griffin as the new CEO of Tribune Publishing.

The Washington Post: Margaret Sullivan stepped down from serving as public editor of The New York Times and will join The Washington Post later in the year.

NAA Announcements:

NAA Announces Winners of 3rd Annual Accelerator Pitch Program: NAA announced on Tuesday the seven winning media startups that will participate in the Accelerator Pitch Program at NAA mediaXchange 2016. To view the full list of winners, click here.

NAA Webinar: Mobile Trends & the Changing Face of Retail: Gary Meo, senior vice president and sales director of Nielsen Scarborough, will present the upcoming NAA member webinar, which will examine the trends among mobile shoppers and buyers and the implications for newspaper publishers. The presentation will conclude with an overview of Nielsen Scarborough’s 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. For NAA members – login required.

What We’re Reading:

A Q&A with Google’ head of news Richard Gingras on its vision for the Accelerated Mobile Pages project (Nieman Lab)
Nieman Lab’s Shan Wang speaks with Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news, the afternoon of the launch of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) about the evolution of the project, whether smaller publishers are left behind and the question of search results.

New Media Investment Group is not yet done gobbling up small newspapers (Poynter)
New Media Investment Group could spend as much as $360 million on acquiring small newspapers by the end of the year. In two years, it has made 12 acquisitions for $640 million and now has 124 daily papers—the most owned by any chain.

Snapchat Enlists Nielsen to Track Ad Campaigns (The Wall Street Journal)
Snapchat is teaming up with Nielsen to supply marketers with third-party data measuring their ad campaigns. The platform has also inked deals with two ad tech companies, Innovid and Sizmek, to bolster Snapchat’s ability to provide more granular data on campaign delivery.

How The Associated Press wants to help ‘democratise virtual reality’ (
The AP is on track to expand its work with 360 video and virtual reality storytelling by producing stories that can be viewed both with and without a headset. The new experiments will be developed in collaboration with American technology company Advanced Micro Devices to enhance the organization’s existing VR capabilities.

What We’re Tweeting:

@NAAupdates: Why journalists interested in drones should be watching an FAA reauthorization bill » Nieman Journalism Lab – 

@NAACEO: The Perils of Preservation: The Library of Congress’s Transition from Microfilm to Digital Newspaper Records – 

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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