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Accepting milestone announcements through your website

Accepting milestone announcements through your website

One way that local newspapers differ from larger, digital-based news outlets is their focus on the communities and neighborhoods that they cover. Newspapers, of course, help their residents stay up to date on the latest news and happenings — but they also help their residents stay up to date on each other by publishing Milestone Announcements submitted by the community. These Milestone Announcements can include things like Birth Notices, Engagement […]

Automated Podcasting with the Colorado & Kansas Press Associations

Automated Podcasting with the Colorado & Kansas Press Associations

Back in May, Our-Hometown president & CEO Matthew Larson had the privilege of joining Amber Jackson to present on Automated Podcasting with Audio Articles for members of both the Colorado Press Association and Kansas Press Association during a live webinar event. During the presentation, Matthew demonstrates how our Audio Articles Podcast feature automatically generates an audio version of any text article on your website and uses it to create a […]

OHT presents on Newsletter Marketing for the Kansas Press Association

OHT presents on Newsletter Marketing for the Kansas Press Association

Our-Hometown, Inc.’s president & CEO Matthew Larson was invited to give a live virtual presentation on Newsletter Marketing for members of the Kansas Press Association earlier this month. During the presentation, Matthew describes some of the powerful newsletter marketing techniques made possible by our platform, including several cutting-edge tools developed by our own engineers! Watch the full replay below and let Matthew walk you through the basics of Newsletter Marketing, […]

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

Kevin Slimp: The Basic Photoshop 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, July 9th at 11:00am EST and will focus on the basics of using the Adobe Photoshop software to edit and touch up photos. “This session is for designers, editors and photographers who would like to learn to edit photos from the very […]

Our-Hometown to present for the National Newspaper Association this week

Our-Hometown to present for the National Newspaper Association this week

Our-Hometown, Inc. president & CEO Matthew Larson will be giving a live virtual presentation on Using Automation to Increase Revenue and Engagement this Friday, June 18th at 1PM Eastern time. In this live session, Matthew will introduce some of the ways our customers are automating both content creation and marketing using Our-Hometown’s collection of cutting-edge tools and plugins. Tune in to learn how you can use Social Media Autopost, our […]

Customizing your sidebar: Default Sidebar vs Front Page Sidebar

Customizing your sidebar: Default Sidebar vs Front Page Sidebar

Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform offers customers incredible levels of website customization, making it easy for even novice web designers to bring their vision to life using the ever-powerful Customize Tool. You’ve probably read about the customize tool on our blog before, but today we’re going to focus on one of the most common questions we get from users customizing their website: What is the Default Sidebar widget area and how […]

The Virginia Press Association launches new website with Our-Hometown!

The Virginia Press Association launches new website with Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to announce that the Virginia Press Association has launched their brand new website on our WordPress Publishing Platform, catering to publishers, newspapers & association members throughout Virginia. The Virginia Press Association reached out to us in search of a new website provider once the contract with their previous vendor expired last month. After a quick tour of our platform and a demonstration of some of our […]

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. […]

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 […]

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