NOLA Media Group President Ricky Mathews announced Wednesday, March 25th a partnership with local business incubator The Idea Village intended to spur innovation in the digital media industry. The joint project, entitled The Digital Media Challenge, will offer one early-stage company the chance to closely collaborate with members of NOLA.com's digital newsroom staff. To learn more about the contest and the application process, click here.
NOLA Media Group President Ricky Mathews discusses digital innovations and journalism in Loyola lecture
In a lecture at Loyola University New Orleans School of Mass Communication Thursday night (March 5), Ricky Mathews, president and publisher of NOLA Media Group, spoke about the rapidly shifting media landscape and the opportunities it presents to media companies that choose to adapt to it. The lecture, titled "Digital Innovations and the Future of Journalism," covered the recent history of NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and its journey to become a digitally-focused organization while retaining a commitment to journalistic integrity. From a technology standpoint, Mathews said, perhaps the biggest event in that history has been the explosive growth of NOLA.com's mobile audience. Read more.