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January 13, 2016

In 2015, I visited a lot of successful papers

By Kevin Slimp
Software Review

I’ve been training and advising newspapers for 21 years, ever since Larry Smith asked me to come look over his operation in LaFollette, TN, in 1994. I worked with more than 100 papers in my travels this year, not counting the thousands of papers that attended conferences and training events I’ve led.

Readers seek local content from their paper

I asked subscribers: “What are your biggest pet peeves concerning your newspaper?” By a large margin, “Not enough local content” took the prize. A full 38 percent of newspaper subscribers answered that lack of local content was their biggest pet peeve.