NAA Roundup

Member Announcements:

Wall Street Journal Launches on Snapchat Discover
The Wall Street Journal is now publishing content on its own channel on Snapchat’s Discover platform. It will publish several stories a day during the week, covering a mix of topics, including business and finance, we well as special interest topics. To download WSJ on Snapchat Discover visit:

Explore each American presidency with new “Presidential” podcast
The Washington Post introduced a new podcast series, “Presidential,” in honor of the 2016 election year. Each week, The Post will feature an American president, starting with George Washington. The series will end with the election of the 45th president in November

Staff Announcements:

Baltimore Sun Media Group: Rick Daniels has been appointed the 18th publisher for The Baltimore Sun.
GateHouse Media: Scott Carr has been named publisher of The Register-Mail.
Hearst Media: Robertson (Rob) Barrett has been named president of digital media for Hearst Newspapers.
McClatchy Company: Tony Berg has been named president and publisher of The Kansas City Star.
Washington Post: Scott Wilson has been named national editor for The Washington Post.

What We’re Reading:

‘There’s been a mindset change’: Legacy publishers are catching up (Digiday)
Successes in growing audience by such legacy publishers as The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, which are leveraging new digital and social platforms, are competing with their digital counterparts.

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Virtual reality: A new frontier in journalism ethics (Poynter)
The sudden popularity adoption of virtual reality has raised questions in the journalism community around the ethics of the new storytelling format, which in some aspects is still in an experimental phase.

Around half of newspaper readers rely only on print edition (Pew Research Center)
Pew Research Center conducted a study last summer of local news readers in Denver, CO, Macon, GA and Sioux City, IA. They found that approximately half of readers of the local daily paper in these areas – 46% in Denver, 48% in Macon and 53% in Sioux City – did not access their local newspaper online, consistent with another national survey.

Newspapers: The struggle to reinvent goes on (MediaLife Magazine)
This year Media Life will publish a series on newspapers that are innovating and adapting to the changing ways news is delivered and consumed. Articles will share some of the strategies and ideas papers are testing and implementing in the hopes that it will spark a larger conversation.