December 2019 -

Ohio News Media Association Convention – February 6 & 7

Ohio News Media Association Convention – February 6 & 7

COLUMBUS, OH — The Our Hometown Winter Road show continues in Ohio February 6-7 for the ONMA annual convention.  Check out the program and schedule here!  If you can make it, stop by our table to learn more about Audio Articles, iOS and Android Apps, and Video Advertising!

Kentucky Press Association Convention – January 23 & 24

Kentucky Press Association Convention – January 23 & 24

LEXINGTON, KY — Join us at the Kentucky Press Association convention, January 23-24 in Downtown Lexington. We’ll be giving a presentation on 30 revenue ideas that can be applied by any newspaper! Learn more about the convention here:  http://www.kypress.com/site/index.php?id=31

7 Practical Tips for Local Newsrooms in the Digital Age

7 Practical Tips for Local Newsrooms in the Digital Age

Journalism.co.uk recently posted an article that caught my attention titled, “Doing more with less: seven practical tips for local newsrooms everywhere.” In the article, authors Jaycie Schenone and Damian Radcliffe introduce alternative methods that publications can consider for generating growth and revenue, despite existing in a world where traditional news teams and budgets are on the decline. These ideas were gathered from a conference hosted earlier this year by the […]

Akron.com re-launches with Our Hometown!

Akron.com re-launches with Our Hometown!

Our Hometown is happy to welcome the newest member to our publishing family, Akron.com! Akron.com is home to two Ohio-based publications, the South Side News Leader and the West Side Leader, covering several Akron neighborhoods and surrounding communities while reporting on local news, government, entertainment, and high school & youth sports. They recently decided to migrate to our service to implement a new responsive design with a modern look, and to […]

Make Your List & Check It Twice: Get the Most of Our Hometown’s Features & Services!

Make Your List & Check It Twice: Get the Most of Our Hometown’s Features & Services!

Our Hometown has been hard at work behind the scenes all year long — just like Santa’s elves! You may have missed some of the great new things we’ve introduced over the past 12 to 18 months, and we want to make sure you’re getting the most out of our service. Check out our list of features below and consider adding any that interest you! Audio Articles – From $40/mo […]

Texas Press Association Convention – January 16-17

Texas Press Association Convention – January 16-17

GALVESTON, TX — Our Hometown is proud to be sponsoring and attending the Texas Press Association convention again this year. We will be attending the trade show demonstrating our latest developments, including Audio Articles and updates to our iOS and Android Apps. See you in Galveston!

Creating custom forms with GravityForms

Creating custom forms with GravityForms

Our Hometown’s WordPress CMS includes the powerful GravityForms plugin, used to create custom submission or payment forms for nearly any purpose! It is extremely versatile and includes an intuitive interface that makes creating powerful forms easy. GravityForms features several pre-created fields that can be dragged into your form to quickly create lines for items like names, dates, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, & mailing addresses, but you also have the freedom to add your […]

Looking for a better website in 2020?

Looking for a better website in 2020?

The Best Customer Service in the business. Month-to-Month Contracts. For 23 years, Our Hometown has worked with newspaper publishers to help build and monetize their digital presence. We are a family business and customer service has always been our number one priority. We stand behind our customer satisfaction on a day-to-day basis. We don’t lock you into a long-term contract and then ignore you until it’s time to renew, like […]

Using Sponsored Content Effectively

Using Sponsored Content Effectively

Over the past decade, sponsored content on news websites has greatly evolved. Once seen as annoying, advertisement-like clutter, sponsored content is now accepted as a useful tool that, when used effectively, can be used to generate additional revenue without compromising your publication’s journalistic integrity. A recent article from NiemanLab.org highlights how The Texas Tribune has begun introducing sponsored content to their primary website after years of limiting visibility to a sister […]

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