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Mississippi editor who pushed for justice in civil rights killings dies

GULF BREEZE, Fla. — Mississippi editor Stanley Dearman, who pushed for justice in the murders of three civil rights workers, died on Saturday in Florida. The death of the 84-year-old was announced by the newspaper in Philadelphia, Mississippi, that he once published. Dearman wrote articles and editorials in The Neshoba Democrat that helped lead to conviction of a former Klansman ...

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TODD SMITH — Local news vows to fight fake news

A large group of local media outlets is taking an aggressive stance against so-called fake news. The Local Media Consortium (LMC), a partnership that includes dozens of newspapers and more than 1,600 media outlets, has released a “manifesto” deeming fake news as “digital propaganda” and pledged to educate readers in an effort to combat its spread. Fake news stories crescendoed ...

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Content marketing tripled in last year, digital media Advertising Delivers 2x ROI

Marketers have dramatically increased the content churned out in the past year, but people aren’t paying any more attention to it, according to an analysis of $16 billion in client spending by marketing analytics and software firm Beckon. In a report released last week during an Advertising Week presentation, Beckon said clients tripled the pieces of marketing content they delivered ...

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TODD SMITH: Newspaper ads triple campaign success

Forget their differing opinions on marriage, home ownership, and politics – the most telling differences between younger and older generations is how they prefer to get their news. A new Pew Research Center’s survey on modern news consumption trends, conducted in partnership with the Knight Foundation, shows that, when it comes to news consumption, the old and young look very ...

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ALAN TURNER — Newspapers and our American heritage

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” – Thomas Jefferson As we approach another 4th of July, it would be good to pause for a few minutes in our busy lives and reflect on all of the ...

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Media startup decides to move base to Arizona

By JACK WEATHERLY  Elation Media is moving from Jackson to Sedona, Ariz., according to founder Bob Schnitzer, who announced the enterprise in April 2015. Elation is parent of the holistic Internet TV startup OTV. Schnitzer said in an email that “it became clear that funding for our venture was going to come from out of state (and) my trips to ...

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TODD SMITH — Pitch perfect: Five tips for reaching today’s modern media

Today’s world communicates at warp speed, and so do the journalists – creating the first draft of history 24/7. To reach the time-starved media, you must make your pitches sing, and stand out! Research is critical in creating the best content, perfecting a pitch, customizing the best media list and tailoring your outreach. For media success, you must strategically plan ...

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Tami Jones promoted to associate publisher at MBJ

Tami Jones has been promoted to associate publisher for the Mississippi Business Journal, effective May 1, it was announced by MBJ Publisher Alan Turner. Tami earned a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University, and in May, will receive her MBA from Belhaven University.  She has spent most of her career in the publishing field, beginning with sales work for the ...

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Brokaw to deliver Ole Miss commencement address

NBC’s Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw returns to Oxford, Mississippi, to deliver the 163rd Ole Miss commencement address. Brokaw, the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: “Today,” ”Nightly News” and “Meet the Press,” will speak to graduating students at 9 a.m. on May 14 in the Grove. WMC-TV reports Brokaw also served as a guest lecturer ...

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Neelly named new president and GM at Jackson’s WAPT

Michael L. Neelly, a longtime Hearst Television news executive most recently serving as a news director in Cincinnati and Louisville, has been promoted to president and general manager of WAPT-TV, the Hearst Television ABC TV affiliate serving the Jackson market. The appointment, effective Jan. 1, 2016, marks a return to Jackson for Neelly, an Ole Miss alumnus who was a ...

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