NAA Roundup

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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Member Announcements:

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Washington Post wins “Best Mobile App” award at Digiday Publishing Awards (The Washington Post)
The Washington Post’s national news app was named “Best Mobile App” at the Digiday Publishing Awards on March 24. The app, created byThe Post’s product team, completely re-imagined the reader experience on mobile devices and was designed with a national and international readership in mind.

CNHI journalists honored for watchdog, breaking news coverage (Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.)
Watchdog government reporting and breaking coverage of national news stories – including the manhunt for two escaped killers from an Upstate New York maximum security prison – highlighted the distinguished work of CNHI journalists in 2015, with “Newspaper of the Year” honors going to The Tribune Star, The News & Tribune and The Sentinel Echo.

‘The New York Times launches a podcast team to create a new batch of wide-reaching shows’ (Nieman Lab)
The New York Times is creating a new audio team that will work to launch a batch of news and opinion podcasts in 2017, backed by advertising and designed to draw broad audiences. The themes or particular shows have not yet been determined.

Staff Announcements:

McClatchy Company: Former advertising director of the Sun Herald, Shannon Wall, has been promoted to the newspaper’s president and publisher.

Tribune Publishing: Terry Jimenez has been named CFO of Tribune Publishing Company and will begin his new role on April 4.

NAA Announcements:

Newspaper Association of America: ‘Digital ad inventory is not even close to infinite’: President and CEO David Chavern authored an exclusive byline for Digiday on the limited – and valued – ad inventory offering both high-quality content and engaged readers, such as that provided by news publishers.

NAA Announces Speaker Line-Up for NAA mediaXchange 2016: NAA announced the speaker line-up for its annual NAA mediaXchange conference, taking place April 17-20 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. The influential group of speakers includes Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP plc, who will participate via live interactive video feed from London, England; Google executive Laurent Cordier; and Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who was recently portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film Spotlight for his work at The Boston Globe. Register for NAA mediaXchange and view the current program agenda by clicking here.

What We’re Reading:

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New York Times won’t retract or post a correction to NFL story (Politico)
After the NFL sent a letter to the Times‘ legal counsel Monday, the Times notes that the NFL’s demand for a retraction does not “identify any factual errors that we made in our reporting on the ties between the NFL and the tobacco industry.”

The Washington Post dug into the archives for stories about and by women (Poynter)
In honor of Women’s History Month, the #womenbywomen series debuted with social cards, a hashtag and a new presence on the web.

Turner Leads $15 Million Investment in Mashable (The Wall Street Journal)
As part of the new partnership, the two companies will develop content together for both digital and linear distribution. Additionally, Turner will gain access to Mashable’s elocity technology—an analytics tool that Mashable uses to help identify which content is likely to resonate in social media.

What We’re Tweeting:

people using cellphone@NAAupdates: Microsoft plans to install ad-blockers to its new browser releases – Digiday –

@NAACEO: Does our need for personalization outweigh the desire for privacy? @matherlindsay shares his view on the NAA blog –


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