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JournalTrib.com wins Best Website in NDNA Better Newspaper Contest

JournalTrib.com wins Best Website in NDNA Better Newspaper Contest

Our-Hometown would like to congratulate Cecile Wehrman, President of Journal Publishing, and the rest of her team on taking home the Best Website Award in the Large Weekly Newspaper division of this year’s North Dakota Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest! Cecile’s website, JournalTrib.com, is home to both the Crosby Journal and Tioga Tribune newspapers and provides local and regional news coverage to members of both communities on a weekly basis. […]

REPLAY: Our-Hometown at the IPA Virtual Convention 2021

REPLAY: Our-Hometown at the IPA Virtual Convention 2021

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson gave a live presentation on USING AUTOMATION TO INCREASE AUDIENCE REVENUE AND ENGAGEMENT last week as a part of the 2021 Illinois Press Association/Foundation Convention. The annual convention was held virtually this year via the Zoom video conferencing platform, and members of the Illinois Press Association were able to attend all of the day’s events for free. We’re happy to share Matthew’s session below […]

Kevin Slimp: The Basic InDesign class you’ve been waiting for!

Kevin Slimp: The Basic InDesign class you’ve been waiting for!

The next in a series of webinars hosted by “The News Guru” Kevin Slimp and brought to our customers free of charge by Our-Hometown is scheduled for Thursday, June 17th at 2:00pm EST and will focus on the basics of using the Adobe InDesign software to design better pages and ads. “So many newspaper designers learned software basics on their own, missing many of the tools available to increase revenue […]

Displaying the Category when viewing an Article

Displaying the Category when viewing an Article

At Our-Hometown, we’re always working to improve our selection of products and services to make sure we have the tools that meet our customers’ needs, no matter how minor a request may seem. Our engineers have proven this once again with the release of a relatively small, but impactful, feature: the option to Display an Article’s Category on Article Pages. Traditionally, Articles published on our platform include the headline, sub-headline, […]

Our-Hometown to present at the 2021 Illinois Press Association Convention this morning

Our-Hometown to present at the 2021 Illinois Press Association Convention this morning

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson will be giving a live presentation on USING AUTOMATION TO INCREASE AUDIENCE REVENUE AND ENGAGEMENT later this morning at 10:15 AM CST as a part of the 2021 Illinois Press Association/Foundation Convention. The annual convention is being held virtually this year via the Zoom video conferencing platform, and members of the Illinois Press Association are invited to attend all of the day’s events for […]

REPLAY: Disaster Prep for Newspapers

REPLAY: Disaster Prep for Newspapers

Back in February, the state of Texas was hit with a rare winter storm that brought snow, bitter cold temperatures and slick, icy roads to residents unaccustomed to such conditions. Power grids across the state failed due to the high usage of heat and energy, ultimately leaving as many as 3.5 million Texans without heat or power for several days. Caught in the middle of all of this were the […]

OMC Webinar Replay: Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles

OMC Webinar Replay: Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles

Back in March, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson gave a presentation that introduced and detailed our new Audio Articles Podcast product for attendees of a LIVE webinar hosted by Online Media Campus and The Iowa Newspaper Foundation. During the presentation, Matthew explains what a podcast is and what kind of benefits one can provide for a newspaper in terms of growing outreach and audience. He also offers a general […]

Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles – NNA Webinar Recap

Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles – NNA Webinar Recap

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson gave live a presentation on our brand new Audio Articles Podcast feature to members of the National Newspaper Association during a webinar hosted by the NNA last week. During the presentation, Matthew demonstrated how Audio Articles uses text-to-speech transcription software to automatically convert written articles into audio files that are read aloud by an automated narrator when readers visit the page. Audio Articles Podcasts […]

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