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Transformation and Innovation in Local Media

posted 9/27/2016
The story of the evolving local media industry – and its implications for the $133 billion local advertising market – is not always well understood.
Traditional media is innovative
The local media industry is undergoing a remarkable period of transformation and innovation, but that story often gets lost in headlines about declining print advertising. To help highlight examples of innovation and transformation in local media, the Local Media Association has organized a campaign to share more data and anecdotes from the industry. ... More

Contact Congress about overtime regulations

September 23, 2016
Employers are fuming over the new overtime regulations that will take effect December 1, 2016, which raise the threshold for overtime consideration by more than 100%. Legal challenges to the regulations have been raised, and bills have been introduced in Congress to roll back the regulation. Contact your senators if this issue affects you. ... More

Winners of advertising contest celebrated

Members and supporters of the Maryland | Delaware | DC Press Association came together September 8, 2016 at a luncheon program to honor excellence in media sales by recognizing the winners of the Advertising Contest, which celebrates print and online work completed between June 1,2015 and May 31, 2016. ... More

Comment on Howard Co. School Board PIA requests

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Data visualization with charts

As journalists present more data visually, charts take on more importance. What to use where? This handy post helps make sense of it all. ... More

Open Government advocacy groups urge changes to proposed WMATA Safety Oversight Authority

Advocates from DC, Maryland and Virginia unite to mandate right of access in the authority’s meetings and documents.

Leadership of the D.C. Open Government Coalition, MDDC Press Association and Virginia Coalition for Open Government have jointly written a letter urging legislators to ensure the public and members of the press have access to meetings and documents from the proposed Metrorail Safety Commission for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (“WMATA” or “Metro”). ... More
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