Weekly Roundup

  • Lindsey Loving
  • 06.24.2016

Member Announcements:

GateHouse Media, LLC Selects Futuri Streaming for its New Online/Mobile Radio Station
(Futuri Media)
GateHouse Media, LLC is partnering with Futuri Media to stream its new radio station, EDGE Radio. Centered in Portsmouth, NH, EDGE was named after The Portsmouth Herald’s arts and entertainment weekly magazine and features local news from GateHouse Media’s Seacoast Media Group and The Associated Press.

Tronc begins trading on Nasdaq, joins leading tech firms (Tronc)

Tribune Publishing Co. officially rebranded as tronc, Inc., and will work to offer a new model for media companies, where technology and iconic storytelling are pooled, personalized and presented to a global audience in real time.

NYT VR wins Grand Prix for Mobile Lions at Cannes (The New York Times)
The Mobile Lions, which celebrate device-driven creativity, are given to those projects that demonstrate performance in portable platforms, where a hand-held or wearable environment is integral to the ideal and enables key aspects of the execution.

The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are teaming up to offer workshops for students (Nieman Lab)
The new program, Storytellers Without Borders, received $150,000 in funding from the Knight Foundation and will teach journalism skills to high schoolers.

The New York Times and Financial Times expand digital access program to international hotels (The New York Times)
International hotels in select markets across Europe, Asia and the Middle East can now participate in their digital access program for unlimited content when connected to the hotel’s network.

Hearst unveils Buzzing@Hearst trend-detecting capability for advertisers (Hearst)

The proprietary trend detector is now open to advertisers, allowing them to programmatically target top-performing content across Hearst’s media companies.

Staff Announcements:

CNN: Corey Lewandowski has been hired as a political commentator.

New York Times: Nancy Gauss has been appointed Executive Director of Video at The New York Times.

News Media Alliance Announcements:

CEO David Chavern Talks News Media on C-Span’s Washington Journal President and CEO David Chavern appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on Sunday, June 19, 2016 for an in-depth discussion of the state of news media and how the industry is evolving through technology and innovation.

Webinar: Managing Changes in The Department of Labor’s Overtime Rules
The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division last month announced the final changes to the regulations that govern the “White Collar” overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Members: Join us on Tuesday, July 12 from 2-3 p.m. EST to hear Littler Mendelson’s Tammy McCutchen, Principal and Andrew Voss, Shareholder provide detailed guidance on the new overtime requirements and practical steps on how newspapers and media companies can respond to these changes. Members only; log-in required.

Top 30 Under 30 with Bob Hagh, The News & Observer & Allison Petty, The Decatur Herald & Review
News Media Alliance announced the winners of its first “Top 30 Under 30” Awards program at mediaXchange 2016 in April, which honors young leaders working in every aspect of the news media who are contributing to the future success of the industry. News Media Alliance is featuring each of the winners on its blog throughout the summer.

What We’re Reading:

The FAA’s drone rules are here: What does it mean for journalists? (Drone Journalism Lab)
The new rules are relatively straightforward, but the restriction on flying over people could limit the use of drones in breaking news situations.

Newspaper front pages reflect that this is a truly historic day (The Guardian)
Newspaper editors, whether they supported Leave or Remain, agree when it comes to encouraging readers to vote, calling their Brexit vote the most important act they will ever make.

German court hands Springer partial victory in ad-blocking case (Reuters)
On Friday a German court said Eyeo should not charge Axel Springer to be “white-listed” on its ad blocking products.

How a Utah media company aims to take native advertising local (Columbia Journalism Review)
Deseret Digital Media has created a seven-figure stream of new revenue from native ad campaigns for local businesses.

What We’re Tweeting:

@NAAupdates: Beyond the numbers: How to make analytics matter in your newsroom | RJI – http://bit.ly/28V4Zfv

@NAACEO: Interesting. Someone needs to develop digital ads that are NOT derivative of creative from print or TV. http://on.wsj.com/28N2Vpr via @WSJ 


  • Lindsey Loving
Lindsey is the Communications Manager for the News Media Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, she led communications for a food and nutrition nonprofit in Washington, D.C. for over eight years.