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Today in News Tech to interview Mather Economics’ Arvid Tchivzhel

Today in News Tech to interview Mather Economics’ Arvid Tchivzhel

On behalf of our friends at Today in News Tech, Our-Hometown is happy to extend an invitation to all of our customers to attend a special LIVE interview with Mr. Arvid Tchivzhel, the Managing Director of the Digital Consulting Practice at Mather Economics! Today in News Tech recently discussed one of Tchivzhel’s Mather Economics articles, “Revenue Models Based on Newspaper Subscribers” for their video podcast, and are excited to have […]

Reviving Newspapers in Digital News Deserts

Reviving Newspapers in Digital News Deserts

Join Our-Hometown President & CEO Matthew Larson later this month for another LIVE WEBINAR EVENT focusing on Reviving Newspapers in Digital News Deserts, hosted by our friends and partners at Online Media Campus. The presentation is scheduled for November 18th at 2PM EST. In the presentation, Larson will identify ways for newspapers to expand their digital outreach and take advantage of the massive online audience waiting to consume the news […]

Highlight upcoming Events in your newsletter with our new Custom Events block

Highlight upcoming Events in your newsletter with our new Custom Events block

Our-Hometown, Inc. is excited to introduce our new Custom Events Block for The Newsletter Plugin, which equips your newsletter with the ability to include Events published to your website’s event calendar directly in your daily or weekly newsletter. This new Custom Events Block works just like most of the other blocks in the newsletter editor. When editing a newsletter using the Drag & Drop Composer, simply find the Custom Events […]

Grant print subscribers online access using the Print Upgrade Membership

Grant print subscribers online access using the Print Upgrade Membership

Some of the most common questions we’re asked by new customers or those considering our service relate to how we allow offline print subscribers to claim matching online access, primarily for cases where the newspaper or publication offers online access as a part of any print subscription at no additional cost. This is accomplished using our Print Upgrade Membership tool, with a little help from the publisher. The Print Upgrade […]

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 […]

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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