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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

News Brief: New Advertising Opportunities Created by the Audio Podcast Boom

News Brief: New Advertising Opportunities Created by the Audio Podcast Boom

Here at Our Hometown, we try to stay on top of the latest developments when it comes to online newspaper publishing. In this News Brief, we’re highlighting a piece by ¬†Micaeli Rourke over at Digital Content Next about the ways podcasting is impacting ad revenue. “The podcast advertising market continues to rise steadily, quarter after quarter.” – said Micaeli Rourke The article, “As podcasting soars, advertising follows,” discusses the ways […]

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 […]

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