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Website Security Refresher

Website Security Refresher

At Our-Hometown, the security of our customers’ websites and data is one of our top priorities. While there are no new specific security threats to warn you about, we thought it would be a good idea to pass along some general tips for internet security in the COVID-age. 1. Use Two-Factor Authentication Two-Factor Authentication is probably the single most powerful tool you have to protect against criminals trying to access […]

Art Cullen of Storm Lake Times interviewed by NPR

Art Cullen of Storm Lake Times interviewed by NPR

National Public Radio (NPR) recently interviewed Our-Hometown, Inc. customer and friend Art Cullen from the Storm Lake Times and has published the full audio of the conversation online, along with a text transcription. The Storm Lake Times is being featured in an upcoming PBS documentary named “Storm Lake”, prompting Art to join NPR host Dave Davies to discuss the family-oriented newspaper. To read or listen to the entire interview on […]

Kevin Slimp Webinar Series continues!

Kevin Slimp Webinar Series continues!

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to announce that the Kevin Slimp Webinar Series has been extended to include several more informative LIVE WEBINARS, all of which are open to Our-Hometown customers free of charge! During the first round of webinars included in our partnership, Kevin covered several highly-relevant topics, and many of our customers were able to immediately apply his expertise to their digital publishing workflow. The feedback we received was […]

Industry Interview: Pason Gaddis of Florida Weekly

Industry Interview: Pason Gaddis of Florida Weekly

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson was recently joined by Pason Gaddis and Jim Dickerson, two-thirds of the leadership team at Florida Media Group, LLC — the publishers behind one of Florida’s largest weekly news magazines, Florida Weekly. In Part 1 of the Interview, the trio discusses an exciting new project Florida Weekly is working on that involves using touchless mobile displays to feature their own news content in various […]

East Aurora Advertiser podcast episode exemplifies use of audio

East Aurora Advertiser podcast episode exemplifies use of audio

Last week, Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News — the publishing group behind the East Aurora Advertiser and several other community newspapers in the Western New York region — published a new podcast episode that we feel perfectly exemplifies the use of audio technology in the news publishing world. (You may remember Grant from the Industry Interview we published just a couple of weeks ago, where he detailed his experience with […]

News Brief: Google News update could mean more traffic for newspapers

News Brief: Google News update could mean more traffic for newspapers

Google recently announced that they are changing the way they share content through the Google News program, and it could have big impact on the traffic your website is seeing. Traditionally, Google News has used RSS feeds to collect news content from news publishers and render it directly within the Google News application or on Google’s website. While this resulted in more eyes on the shared content and perhaps some […]

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

Feature Survey: Prepaid Article Paywall Model

At Our-Hometown, Inc., we’re committed to developing new and unique features that help drive digital newspaper subscriptions and generate extra revenue for the publishers using our platform. Part of that process includes soliciting feedback and suggestions from our customers. Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. recently pitched the idea of a PrePaid Article Paywall Model, and we’re very interested in hearing what other publishers think. Put simply, this model would […]

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Industry Interview with Grant Hamilton of Neighbor-to-Neighbor News

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson recently had the opportunity to chat with Neighbor-to-Neighbor News publisher Grant Hamilton about their experience with Our-Hometown’s WordPress Publishing Platform over the past several years. Neighbor-to-Neighbor News, Inc. is a group of newspapers in Western New York that includes the East Aurora Advertiser & Elma Review, Arcade Herald, Warsaw’s Country Courier, and The Springville Journal. They joined Our-Hometown’s “Neighborhood of Publishers” in 2018 and […]

Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Audio Articles Playlist is now available from Our-Hometown!

Our-Hometown is excited to announce the latest enhancement to our popular Audio Articles feature: the Playlist! Audio Articles Playlist is a centralized hub on your website where a reader can listen to any of several preset playlists of Audio Articles published on the website. These preset playlists include a dedicated playlist for each traditional article category on the website, as well as more refined Collections such as the self-explanatory “This […]

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 […]

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