So, what do professional speakers do during a pandemic? I can’t speak for all the speakers in the world, but among other things, I’ve been leading a lot of webinars. 

Click on the headline to read more. Published July 7, 2020.

Just before the world turned upside down in early March, I was making preparations to speak at the Kansas Press Association Convention. One of my keynotes had to do with why some papers were experiencing success, while so many papers were decreasing in readership and revenue.

Click on the headline to read more. Published June 9, 2020.

Like many of you, I’ve been working out of my home office for six weeks. Not only am I a little stir crazy from being home all the time, I’m a little anxious about the reduction in income related to COVID-19. I’d like to share a few things I’ve done to increase revenue during this period while building new business for the post-COVID-19 world.

Click on the headline to read more. Published May 5, 2020.

Can we get away from paying monthly fees to Adobe?

I spent my morning writing about mergers, buyouts, and bankruptcies. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to spend a few minutes on something more fun.

Click on the headline to read more. Published February 13, 2020.

Speaking of Digital

Trying to Determine What’s Working at Community Papers

I will remember fall ’19 as a season of research. I was involved in two major news-paper studies: one related to Millennials for North Dakota Newspaper Foundation and one to determine how com-munity newspapers benefit (or suffer) from their digital pres-ence, as part of a project I led for the Texas Center for Com-munity Journalism (TCCJ).

Click on the headline to read more. Published January 10, 2020.

How Do We Reach Millennials?

Focus Groups Lead to a Better Understanding of Young Adults

Steve Andrist, executive director of North Dakota Newspaper Association, asked me an interesting question yesterday. It was related to my visit to Bismarck in October to work with a focus group of millennials from throughout the state who met together to spend a good part of a day looking at, and discussing, newspapers.

Click on the headline to read more. Published December 9, 2019.

2019 Publishers’ Survey Offers Insights to Industry Future

I was excited about the opportunity to speak to the publishers of New York recently at the NYPA Spring Convention. Let’s face it, New Yorkers take their newspapers seriously, and the NYPA convention is always special.

Click on the headline to read more. Published May 9, 2019.

Increasing Efficiency

There’s a question I get asked a lot by friends, colleagues and audience members at conferences. There are variations, but they all go something like, “How do you find time to do everything that you do?”

Click on the headline to read more. Published March 14, 2019.