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December 31, 2012
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  • New Hampshire's Telegraph faces sale in 2013
    Pennsylvania-based Independent Publications is putting its newspapers and other properties up for sale, including The Telegraph of Nashua, N.H. The company has owned The Telegraph since acquiring 100% of the parent company in 1977 and says it is looking to find a buyer in short order. Independent Publications is also selling the assets of the parent company of several other New Hampshire publications, such as New Hampshire Magazine, New Hampshire Home, New Hampshire Business Review and Parenting New Hampshire. The Telegraph (Nashua, N.H.) (12/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How to survive the rise of AdBlock Plus
    Mobile-device users are embracing ad-blocking software, suggesting that marketers who rely on intrusive advertising methods are likely to fall behind, writes James Harrison. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools -- such as opt-in SMS marketing and Big Data targeting -- to help brands create more relevant and appealing mobile campaigns. "Blanketing consumers with the same message will soon be a thing of the past. We are moving into an era where, if done correctly, no mobile marketing message should be unwelcome," Harrison writes. VentureBeat (12/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Patch editors report AOL is tightening belts
    Editors at AOL's Patch say the new year will see reduced staffing, though the exact extent of the cuts appears to be unknown. Freelance budgets are likely to be reduced, and at least some editors will be required to cover multiple communities. JimRomenesko.com (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • A change in focus, not the market, led to Newsweek's demise
    The demise of Newsweek in print doesn't necessarily herald the end of the weekly news magazine, with Time and The Economist still reported as being profitable, writes Owen Matthews. The seeds of the magazine's demise may have been planted in 2006, when it shifted away from a focus on reporting to becoming a "magazine of ideas," he argues. "More often stories were twisted out of shape. Rhetorical kookiness took over from straight reporting," he writes. The Spectator (London) (12/2012) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  API News and Events 
  • Digital pioneer Hendricks headlines two workshops on sales strategies
    McClatchy's new-media pioneer Christian A. Hendricks presents best-in-class practices for reorganizing sales operations, re-energizing the top line and reviving revenue across products and platforms at Selling Digital Products. The one-day workshops are scheduled in Raleigh-Cary, N.C., with McClatchy Interactive on Feb. 1 and in Orlando at NAA mediaXchange 2013 on April 17. Sign up now for only $100. Prices go up to $200 on Jan. 1. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of New Year's Day, SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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