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Today in News Tech to interview Mather Economics’ Arvid Tchivzhel

Today in News Tech to interview Mather Economics’ Arvid Tchivzhel

On behalf of our friends at Today in News Tech, Our-Hometown is happy to extend an invitation to all of our customers to attend a special LIVE interview with Mr. Arvid Tchivzhel, the Managing Director of the Digital Consulting Practice at Mather Economics! Today in News Tech recently discussed one of Tchivzhel’s Mather Economics articles, “Revenue Models Based on Newspaper Subscribers” for their video podcast, and are excited to have […]

Kevin Slimp: Why I Joined Forces with Our-Hometown to Train Community Newspapers Online

Kevin Slimp: Why I Joined Forces with Our-Hometown to Train Community Newspapers Online

Don’t tell anyone, but I must be older than I look. I started offering online training long before most people knew such a thing existed. 20 years ago, I worked with a production company in Indianapolis that hosted and produced my monthly webinars for newspapers. It was quite the production. My favorite part of each webinar was when the announcer would introduce me by saying, “And now, coming to you […]

Reviving Newspapers in Digital News Deserts

Reviving Newspapers in Digital News Deserts

Join Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson later this month for another LIVE WEBINAR EVENT focusing on Reviving Newspapers in Digital News Deserts, hosted by our friends and partners at Online Media Campus. The presentation is scheduled for November 18th at 2PM EST. In the presentation, Larson will identify ways for newspapers to expand their digital outreach and take advantage of the massive online audience waiting to consume the news […]

Highlight upcoming Events in your newsletter with our new Custom Events block

Highlight upcoming Events in your newsletter with our new Custom Events block

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to introduce our new Custom Events Block for The Newsletter Plugin, which equips your newsletter with the ability to include Events published to your website’s event calendar directly in your daily or weekly newsletter. This new Custom Events Block works just like most of the other blocks in the newsletter editor. When editing a newsletter using the Drag & Drop Composer, simply find the Custom Events […]

NENPA Conference 2021 Schedule – Day Two

NENPA Conference 2021 Schedule – Day Two

Day two of the conference will begin with the Conference Keynote at 11AM Eastern on Friday. The Conference Keynote will see Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th News, join Maria Archangelo to discuss different methods of growing audiences, strengthening partnerships and different funding models that have shown long-term sustainability. Immediately following the keynote, the presentation of the Allan B. Rogers Editorial Award, New England First Amendment Award, AP […]

NENPA Conference 2021 Schedule – Day One

NENPA Conference 2021 Schedule – Day One

Day one of the conference will kick off with the Revenue Roundtable at 10AM Eastern on Thursday, featuring publishers, editors and ad directors from various publications discussing techniques and innovative ideas for increasing revenue. The Editors Roundtable will begin shortly thereafter at 11AM Eastern and will feature an in-depth discussion on how editors have managed their newsrooms, particularly in the past couple of years that have seen many newspaper employees […]

Our-Hometown sponsoring NENPA Virtual Conference this week

Our-Hometown sponsoring NENPA Virtual Conference this week

Our-Hometown is incredibly excited to help out our friends at the New England Newspapers & Press Association as a Platinum Sponsor for their upcoming 2021 New England Newspaper Conference, taking place virtually this Thursday & Friday. Day one of the event will feature a Revenue Roundtable where publishers, editors and ad directors will share ideas and innovations geared towards increasing revenue, as well as an Editors Roundtable where a number […]

Grant print subscribers online access using the Print Upgrade Membership

Grant print subscribers online access using the Print Upgrade Membership

Some of the most common questions we’re asked by new customers or those considering our service relate to how we allow offline print subscribers to claim matching online access, primarily for cases where the newspaper or publication offers online access as a part of any print subscription at no additional cost. This is accomplished using our Print Upgrade Membership tool, with a little help from the publisher. The Print Upgrade […]

25 Years of Automating Digital Publishing for Newspapers

25 Years of Automating Digital Publishing for Newspapers

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to invite you to join us once again for a LIVE webinar, 25 Years of Automating Digital Publishing for Newspapers, on Thursday, November 4th at 12PM EST. This special webinar will focus on the history of Our-Hometown, Inc. as host Matthew Larson takes attendees on a trip down memory lane, highlighting the achievements and milestones the family business has achieved since its inception in 1997. Originally […]

What the expiration of Let’s Encrypt’s certificate means for your readers

What the expiration of Let’s Encrypt’s certificate means for your readers

Last month, news began circulating online warning readers that some of their internet-enabled devices may stop working after September 30th, 2021. Now that the deadline has passed, we wanted to make sure our publishers were aware in case they get complaints from readers who are unable to access their website. The reason is quite technical, and ultimately has to do with the expiration of Let’s Encrypt‘s root certificate. As a […]

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