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Online Reader Comments Can Provide Valuable Feedback to New Sites

July 2, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For years, news organizations that post content on the Internet have allowed readers to leave comments about stories. Often, these readers’ comments become a forum for political debates and other communication that the news organizations do not consider important to their journalistic practices. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that editors and owners of news organizations may want to pay more attention to what their readers are saying about their news stories in order to better serve their consumers. Timothy Vos, an associate professor of journalism studies at MU, says that readers value different journalistic traits as well as hold other expectations for journalists.

“Traditional journalistic values include traits such as objectivity, truthfulness and accuracy,” Vos said. “Although most journalists were trained and brought up valuing these ideals, we found that many readers have an additional list of traits that they value in their news reporting. Although news organizations don’t necessarily need to readjust what ideals they find important, they should at least understand what their readers value, not only to serve them better, but also to maintain viability.”

For his study, Timothy Vos and Stephanie Craft, an associate professor at the University of Illinois, and David Wolfgang, a doctoral student at MU, examined thousands of reader comments on ombudsman columns of three national online news publications:... continued...

 
 

McCaskill Seeks Review of Postal Service's Ability to Meet Delivery Standards

July 2, 2015

WASHINGTON – In an effort to better understand the ability of the Postal Service to meet stated delivery times, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is requesting that the federal government’s top watchdog review the Postal Service’s calculation of delivery times and standards.

“As a former Missouri State Auditor, I know that solving problems has to start with a firm understanding of the facts,” said McCaskill, who was born in Rolla, Mo. and is a senior member of the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “That’s why I’m asking the Government Accountability Office for this review, because we won’t be able to fix these programs unless we know the full scope of the delay issues—especially in our rural communities.”

The review is expected to be completed by August.

Senators Jon Tester of Montana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, and Tom Carper of Delaware have also signed on to the request.

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NNA to Honor Distinguished Community Leaders

June 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, MO—William F. “Bill” Tubbs of Eldridge, IA, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, where he will be presented with the James O. Amos Award at the association’s business luncheon on October 3.

Recognized as the highest and most dignified tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community.

Tubbs, publisher of the North Scott Press, will receive the 2015 James O. Amos Award. Tubbs will be recognized in Publishers’ Auxiliary, as well.

Barbara A. “Barb” Walter of Hennessey, OK, will be honored during the NNA’s 2015 Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, where she will be presented with the Emma C. McKinney Award at the association’s business luncheon on October 3.

Recognized as the highest and most dignified tributes in community journalism, the Amos and McKinney Awards are presented to a working or retired newspaperman and woman who have provided distinguished service and leadership to the community press and their community.

Walter, managing editor of the Hennessey Clipper, will... continued...

 
 

NNA to Honor Young Community Leader with 2015 Phillips Award

June 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, MO—Jeremy Waltner of Freeman, SD, will be honored during the National Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention & Trade Show, when he will be presented with the Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award.

NNA established this award in 2007 to honor Daniel Morris “Dan” Phillips, an award-winning writer, photographer and assistant publisher of the Oxford (MS) Eagle, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 47. This award is presented to an individual 23-40 years old who is well respected in his or her community, of good reputation and integrity, provides active leadership in the newspaper industry and is active in his or her state press association and community and whose newspaper is a member of NNA.

Jeremy Waltner is news editor at the Freeman Courier in Freeman, SD.

The award will be presented at the business luncheon on Oct. 3, 2015, which will be held during NNA’s Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Charles, MO. Waltner will be recognized in Publishers’ Auxiliary, as well.

Past Daniel M. Phillips Leadership Award winners are listed at www.nnaweb.org.

Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association is the voice of America’s community newspapers and the largest newspaper association in the country. The nation’s community papers inform, educate and entertain nearly 150 million readers every week.

 
 

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