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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 […]

Publisher Interview with Charles O’Neill of the Harbor Light News

Publisher Interview with Charles O’Neill of the Harbor Light News

This week, Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson had the opportunity to chat with Harbor Light News Publisher Charles O’Neill about the publication’s digital product, how they’ve had to adapt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and their overall experience with Our-Hometown. We’re happy to be able to share what he had to say with the rest of our publishers and readers in the clips below! 1. Adapting to COVID-19 At this […]

Publish Interview with Jim Dickerson of Florida Weekly

Publish Interview with Jim Dickerson of Florida Weekly

Earlier this year, Our-Hometown assisted Florida Weekly in creating a statewide COVID-19 Business Updates Directory, which was launched alongside a total re-design of their homepage and nine community-specific magazine websites. Given the timing — during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak — it was critical that the project be completed in a timely fashion so that Florida Weekly could establish themselves as a resource for the community and act as a middle-man for […]

Feeling isolated from fellow publishers? Join us for a Virtual Conference tomorrow!

Feeling isolated from fellow publishers? Join us for a Virtual Conference tomorrow!

With the coronavirus forcing the cancellation of most annual spring and summertime conferences, many publishers have been left feeling isolated with no avenue of communicating or sharing ideas with fellow publishers. Annual state conferences have always been a fantastic way to expand your network of contacts, discuss industry trends and learn about new products or technologies that may be useful to your publication; so these cancellations, albeit necessary, are disappointing. […]

Asking for Help: Publisher Interview with Cecile Wehrman

Asking for Help: Publisher Interview with Cecile Wehrman

While the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented to newspapers across the country are well-documented, there has been a promising trend: communities and readers have shown that they are willing to support their local news. Cecile Wehrman, publisher of The Journal and The Tioga Tribune, recently joined Our-Hometown’s CEO Matt Larson to discuss how she’s tackled the issues her publications have faced throughout the pandemic, and how asking the community […]

Thriving in a Digital-only Landscape: Publisher Interview with Tom Lappas

Thriving in a Digital-only Landscape: Publisher Interview with Tom Lappas

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more and more publishers are being forced to discontinue their printed edition. Although some are hopeful that this will only be a temporary measure, for many a future as a “digital only” publication may be the reality they’re faced with. The Henrico Citizen recently paused production of their print edition, but publisher Tom Lappas isn’t going to let that stop the Citizen from producing news […]

Starting a Podcast: Publisher Interview with Tom Lappas of the Henrico Citizen

Starting a Podcast: Publisher Interview with Tom Lappas of the Henrico Citizen

It has been clear for some time that digital journalism is king in today’s world, but the COVID-19 outbreak has really accelerated the need for many publishers to adapt — and that doesn’t just mean updating their websites more frequently. In order to truly adapt, you need to take advantage of all the different kinds of digital media available online and leverage it to generate new readers, new advertisers, and […]

Publisher Interview: Margaret Norris of the Garden City News

Publisher Interview: Margaret Norris of the Garden City News

Our-Hometown CEO Matt Larson recently had the opportunity to sit down with Margaret Norris, Publisher/Editor of the Garden City News, Bethpage Newsgram, Jericho News Journal, Syosset Advance, and the Mid-Island Times, to discuss her use of our publishing platform. Specifically, they go over the Reverse Publishing tools that we offer and demonstrate how to use the system effectively when exporting to Adobe InDesign. Check out the interview in the videos below as […]

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