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Creative selling is key in monetizing your publication or website

Mar 1, 2022

Getting creative with selling advertising might be a key to making up lost revenue.

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How to interview complete strangers

Mar 1, 2022

My wife kids me about interviewing strangers. “I love it,” I tell her, “and those you call strangers do, too.”

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Seize opportunity to moderate election noise

Mar 1, 2022

Newspapers should step up and fill the void — use your community knowledge to provide an inside look at candidates, to set a framework for constructive debate on issues. It takes work, and now is ...

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The importance of proofreading

Mar 1, 2022

Proofreading is one of the most important skills in the advertising world. While anybody with a sense of humor can appreciate a harmless blooper (one of my favorites is the sign that read, “Ears ...

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UPDATING YOUR PAPER ⁠— tips to make your pages attract more readers

Mar 1, 2022

Like a lot of you, I stay busy. Most of my workdays begin around 9 a.m. and end between 2 and 4 a.m. During those hours, I’m overseeing my businesses, leading webinars several days most weeks, and ...

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What role, if any, do local news outlets have in covering the Russian invasion story?

Mar 1, 2022

We have an obligation to our readers to point them to credible news sources about Russia and Ukraine, even if we might not be covering the story ourselves. Russia’s propaganda machine is effective ...

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Your community, your spokesperson

Mar 1, 2022

Our newspaper has a president in our corner. We have for years. Ulysses S. Grant lived in Galena for roughly a year before the Civil War. He worked in the leather goods shop run by his two brothers, and ...

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Share your life stories

Feb 1, 2022

If you write columns, essays, observations from your own life or just a letter to Mom, you might use a model from best-selling author Robert Fulghum.

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Stand up for the truth in your community

Feb 1, 2022

‘I got tired of the paper being part of the problem with people treating each other with a lack of respect. I realized we weren’t going to change anyone’s mind, and it wasn’t worth ...

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