Monthly Archives: June 2014

CJR Highlights Alabama Media Group’s Innovative Engagement Tactics

Columbia Journalism Review article highlights Alabama Media Group's powerful display of "reader engagement".  For full article, click here.

By | June 25th, 2014|

Alabama Media Group’s Investigative Journalism Lab Launches Special Report on Alabama Prisons

Alabama Media Group’s Investigative Journalism Lab Delivers Special Report on Alabama Prisons Collection of Stories Focuses On Allegations Surrounding Prison System Alabama Media Group is delivering a special report in The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile Press-Register on Sunday, June 22. The special report presents a fresh overview and new findings from an ongoing investigation into Alabama’s prisons problems and the history of abuse uncovered at Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women. has explored the problem in greater detail as part of the Alabama Investigative Journalism Lab, launched this year by Alabama Media Group. In the lab, reporters are teaming up with reporters at public radio station WBHM to tell the story through multimedia platforms. Journalists are also collaborating with partners at The Center for Investigative Reporting in California to find innovative ways to connect the public [...]

By | June 25th, 2014|

Poynter on Advance’s Digital Strategy on Five Year Mark

Poynter takes a look at how Advance's digital strategy has paid off over the past five years.  For full story, click here.

By | June 25th, 2014|

Advance Local update from Randy Siegel

I originally planned to write a mid-year update on all the progress we’ve made since January but that would have resulted in a multi-page document that would have taken way too long to read. So here’s a short note instead about everything our teams have collectively accomplished in the past few weeks, which is indicative of the success we’re achieving and the momentum we are building. We continue to grow our digital audience and revenues by delivering good products and services to our readers and advertisers while engaging aggressively with new and traditional competitors. Our digital audience growth has been extraordinary. Advance Local sites grew 43 percent year-over-year in our comScore audience in April and 37 percent in May -- and now rank #9 nationally among comScore’s General News sites (which include Yahoo News, NBC News and CNN). achieved [...]

By | June 19th, 2014|

MLive Media Group wins 21 first-place Michigan AP awards

MLive Media Group has won 21 first-place awards from the Michigan Associated Press Media Editors . The awards were handed out Sunday afternoon for the 2013 newspaper competition. The Kalamazoo Gazette also earned first place in general excellence. The Grand Rapids Press was awarded second place for General Excellence in Division 3. In Division 2, The Flint Journal got second place, and in Division 1 The Jackson Citizen Patriot received third place. First place awards included Best Public Service for the The Flint Journal's “#IWantYouToKnow.” MLive also swept 12 categories in Division 2:, including Best Public Service, Best Sustained Coverage of a Single Sports Event and Best Multimedia Journalist. Click here for a full list of MLive Media Group winners.  

By | June 2nd, 2014|