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Are printed papers going the way of Sears and Macy’s?

There are commonalities and that could be a good thing Peter W, Wagner, Founder, The N’West Iowa REVIEW The March edition of FORTUNE magazine forecasts a difficult future for America’s department stores. From total sales of $230 billion in the 1990s. the figure dropped to $155 billion last year. “But …

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Is it fine to be finicky?

By Jim Stasiowski If I call you “a meticulous journalist,” will you smile or slug me? To me, “meticulous” means extremely careful, being certain each step is researched and considered thoroughly. Meticulous reporters and editors deserve raises. The Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fifth Edition, recognized by the Associated Press …

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Best practices for public notice

The newspaper industry has had a lot of success protecting public notice in the state legislatures, but collectively we’re on the defensive. Our opponents are more motivated than ever and increasingly sophisticated in their arguments. Every newspaper must play a role in this fight. This session will focus on the …

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Running against the press

By Jim Stasiowski Years ago, I learned a painful lesson watching Donald Trump. No, not the one who is our president-elect; the candidate whose coverage I witnessed was running for county commissioner, and although he lost, he was Trump-like: loud, uninhibited, angry and loose with facts and accusations. He also …

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