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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 […]

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 […]

Industry Interview with Guy Roginson of SignalsAZ.com on adapting to mobile

Industry Interview with Guy Roginson of SignalsAZ.com on adapting to mobile

Last month, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson and Sales Representative Tyler Woods had the opportunity to sit down with our good friend Guy Roginson, Excecutive Editor of SignalsAZ.com, to discuss the growing audience of mobile users and how websites should adapt to give these users the best experience possible. Together the trio discusses the importance of designing websites with the mobile experience in mind, the benefits of creating iOS […]

Industry Interview with Jared Murnin of the Western Ag Reporter

Industry Interview with Jared Murnin of the Western Ag Reporter

Last month, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson had the opportunity to sit down with the General Manager of the Western Ag Reporter, Jared Murnin. While the Western Ag Reporter is based in Billings, Montana, the publication covers the 14 Northwestern states and is one of the most-read weekly agriculture newspapers in the industry. Jared, Matthew and other members of the OHT team discussed how Our-Hometown and the Western Ag […]

SignalsAZ’s Guy Roginson featured on Editor and Publisher podcast

SignalsAZ’s Guy Roginson featured on Editor and Publisher podcast

Long-time Our-Hometown, Inc. customer and friend Guy Roginson, the Executive Editor at Talking Glass Media (TGM) and SignalsAz.com, was recently featured in an episode of Editor and Publisher‘s “E&P REPORTS” podcast where he joined host Mike Blinder to discuss the overall strategy and vision of TGM. You can find the full episode, titled “How Publishing Good News in Central Arizona Is Growing Audience and Revenue” on Editor & Publisher‘s website, […]

Disaster Prep for Newspapers: Lessons from the Texas Blizzard

Disaster Prep for Newspapers: Lessons from the Texas Blizzard

Last month, 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 local […]

A Publisher Perspective on Google & Facebook paying for news

A Publisher Perspective on Google & Facebook paying for news

Last week, Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson was joined by Cecil Wehrman, publisher of The Crosby Journal and The Tioga Tribune of JournalTrib.com, for a special Publisher Interview where they discussed Australia’s recently-passed legislation requiring Google and Facebook to compensate publishers for using their news. Cecile had previously published some commentary on the legislation, suggesting it is a situation that publishers in the U.S. should be keeping an eye […]

Publisher Interview: Podcasting for News Publishers

Publisher Interview: Podcasting for News Publishers

In today’s Publisher Interview, Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson is joined by Tom Lappas and Tara Gray of the Henrico Citizen to take a deeper dive into the world of Podcasting! Tom and Tara have worked together to launch three podcasts under the Henrico Citizen brand, each with a slightly different goal in terms of delivering content for listeners. The Henrico News Minute, as discussed in a previous interview, is a short five-minutes-or-less round-up of […]

Publisher Interview with The Wave of Rockaway!

Publisher Interview with The Wave of Rockaway!

Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson recently connected with The Wave Publisher Walter Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief Mark Healey, and Digital Editor Alison Kase for an in-depth interview centered primarily on how they’ve grown their digital product and outreach with the help of Our-Hometown’s services. The discussion ranged from the general importance of offering a digital product to some of the unique reader-engagement programs they’ve been able to offer through their website, including a Curbside Delivery […]

Publisher Interview with Kristen Weaver of the Wilson County News!

Publisher Interview with Kristen Weaver of the Wilson County News!

Our-Hometown President & CEO Matt Larson recently had the opportunity to speak with Kristen Weaver of the Wilson County News for a Publisher Interview in advance of our June 5th Virtual Conference on Helping Local Businesses from Shutdown to Re-Opening. Matt and Kristen discussed some of the tools used on the Wilson County News website, such as the Business Directory that put the newspaper in a position to help the community throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well […]

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