Edior & Publisher recently named its annual “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” recognizing some of the most diverse ideas in the industry. Three GateHouse newsrooms were among those recognized, with two others receiving honorable mention.
GateHouse winners included:
The Cape Cod Times experimented with new digital engagement initiatives including Facebook-podcast hybrids, a show highlighting local events and Curious Cape Cod, which encourages readers to submit questions for investigative reporting. These efforts resulted in nearly 20 percent page view growth.
The StarNews’s multifaceted readership initiative led to a new magazine, multiple event sponsorships, an aggressive digital subscription drive, and a commitment to creating additional content aimed at driving key demographics in the Cape Fear market.
The Columbus Dispatch was recognized for its investigative series on prescription drug pricing — the culmination of months of reporting, source development and the building of an impressive drug price database that is updated monthly and has been used by thousands of people.
Newspapers that received honorable mention were the Hot Springs Village Voice of Hot Springs Village, AK, and the Journal Star, of Peoria, IL.