NENPA U: Tips on Responsive Websites and Native App Design

    April 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    $35, free to NENPA members
    Tara Cleary
    NENPA U: Tips on Responsive Websites and Native App Design

    This is an Online Media Campus NENPA U webinar. Members, please contact Tara Cleary at for the free registration code.

    About this webinar:
    According to, 86% of Americans get their news from a digital device. With US mobile traffic reaching an all-time high of 61% in 2021, the majority of the online audience for local news is coming from mobile.

    As a newspaper publisher, it’s never been more important to focus on your audience’s mobile user experience.

    In this webinar, we will discuss key design points to consider for maximizing mobile traffic and revenue.  Is your “Subscribe” button readily available on mobile, or is it hidden in a sliding menu? Are your ads mobile responsive?  If so, are they still readable on a phone screen?

    We will also address the big question on many publishers’ minds today:  “Should I get a native app, or focus on my responsive website?” What unique benefits does a native app provide to support my digital strategy?

    About the presenter:
    Matt Larson is the president & CEO of and has proudly served the newspaper industry for 12 years. His company provides a WordPress-based platform that has been customized for newspapers to help them monetize their content online. Its mission is to help community newspapers develop digital business models with tools for better storytelling and more efficient local news production. Larson leads a monthly virtual conference series, where he interviews newspaper publishers from all over the country on how they are utilizing digital to connect with socially-distant readers. He is also the publisher of “Our Hometown News,” a weekly blog and video/audio podcast series, which discusses tech tips, marketing strategy, and industry news/events.