Now sitting in an airport restaurant waiting to board my flight home, I thought I'd share some of the highlights from this weekend's Mid-America Press Institute workshop 'Managing Change' in St. Louis.
During a span of three weeks, judges for the 69th annual Pictures of the Year International contest in the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism will look at more than 14,000 entries.
Three years ago KOMU pulled the plug on "Pepper & Friends." Now, Pepper is thriving as host of “Radio Friends with Paul Pepper” on KBIA, where he continues to interview the people who put the “friends” in “Pepper & Friends.”
Many of these readers are also reading 'hard copy' rather than online editions. According to the NNA research 74% of those living in communities in which the local paper has a circulation under 15,000 read that newspaper at least once each week.
According to the 2011 results of an annual survey conducted by he National Newspaper Association and the research arm of the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism, readers in areas served by community newspapers continue to prefer the community newspaper as their source of local news and advertising.
Local newspapers remain the dominant source of news in small towns and rural areas, according to the results of a new survey performed by the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Insight and Survey Center and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism on behalf of the National Newspaper Association.