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Future of downsized travel sections uncertain

With the rise of Web-based publications and listicles, travel coverage at New England newspapers has taken a hit and faces an uncertain future. According to Bill Davis, who wrote for The Boston Globe for 30 years and for part of that time for the travel section, there has been a decline in... Read More >

Garcia’s talk will explore the many paths to storytelling

Whether working with experienced reporters or those still learning the job, Mario Garcia stresses the same message about today’s journalism: There is no longer just one way to tell a story. Instead, Garcia, a veteran designer and founder of Garcia Media, based in Tampa, Fla., thinks that reporters should tell stories based on the many platforms their readers use to consume the news Read More >

Drones seen as boon for newsgathering, if FAA rules make drone use feasible

The Federal Aviation Administration is moving toward formulating final regulations that will govern the use of drones in public airspace – regulations that likely will decide whether and how drones can be used effectively in covering news events.

After releasing a proposed set of rules in early February to regulate drone use in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration has received more than 2,000 comments from people, most of them in favor of the proposed rules.

“When (the proposed FAA regulations) came out, I was pleasantly surprised,” said Matt Waite, a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I thought they would be a lot more restrictive.” Read More >

Since dawn of digital age, slideshows supplement news websites’ storytelling

It’s no secret that people love looking at photographs.

Since the 1880s, printed photos have been used by newspapers as a way for the text to be enhanced and for the reader to visualize stories. From there, photojournalism has become a staple at newspapers and now, news websites. New England newspapers and their websites are coming up with creative ways to increase their number of readers and make their products more appealing to consumers using photojournalism.

Photojournalism has always been an important element of news reporting, and it has taken on a new role since the advent of the digital age. In those recent years, slideshows have been a popular and effective tool in drawing traffic to news websites. Read More >

Facebook's Instant Articles seen as both boon and bust by N.E. newspaper leaders

Facebook’s recently launched Instant Articles feature has left some New England editors and newspaper managers skeptical and unsure about what it really means.

They question how much control they would have in allowing Facebook to host their news content, and wonder whether revenue would be gained or loss.

Others interviewed by the Bulletin said, however, that they see potential advantages for newspapers that join Facebook’s Instant Articles, and still others are taking a wait-and-see attitude.
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Adding mobile platforms a matter of money, time and corporate affiliation

As publications in New England try to adapt to the increasing number of readers on mobile devices, some of them have been able to make more progress than others.

"Being able to create an app is just a matter of financial investment," said Walter Bird, editor of Worcester (Mass.) Magazine. "There are a lot of newspapers out there with apps, and we are fighting our way in this digital age."

In 2014, 78 percent of smartphone owners reported using their device to get news, according to a study by the American Press Institute. Read More >

R.I. Journal’s Reynolds goes own way in unplanned career in sportswriting

Spending the bulk of his career as The Providence (R.I.) Journal's sports columnist seems fitting for Bill Reynolds, a self-proclaimed "sports nut" who was an Ivy League athlete and English major.

But when asked how he made a career in journalism, Reynold's answer might surprise you.

“It was never planned," he said. Read More >

Jonathan F. Kellogg Obituary

Jonathan F. Kellogg, a former Associated Press bureau chief who served as executive editor of Connecticut's Republican-American newspaper, has died. He was 68. Kellogg died Monday at his home in Harwinton. His brother-in-law, Bill Mitman, said he died unexpectedly and the cause was undetermined. Memorial services scheduled Aug. 30
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Movement encourages holistic  coverage of community calamities

The restorative narrative, not a new concept in the news media but newly named, is a genre of journalism being studied and bolstered by a Haine Falls, N.Y.-based organization, Images and Voices of Hope.!

Images and Voices of Hope, a nonprofit that looks at how the news media can affect positive change, has recently begun a movement to define and outline a slightly modified term that the organization borrowed from a piece in The New Yorker.

Restorative narratives focus on the entire journey that a person or community undergoes in the wake of a disaster, rather than centering news coverage solely on “tragedy, despair, and loss,” according to Images and Voices of Hope’s managing director, Mallary Tenore. Read More >

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