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Editor & Publisher Reveals 10 Papers That “Do It Right”

post-star.pngAt a time when local newspapers across the country are imperiled — cutting staff and resources to stay alive, drawing more from pooled resources like the Associated Press to the detriment of their own original content and instituting furloughs — it’s important to celebrate those papers that are still doing challenging work that makes an impact on their communities.

With this is mind print trade pub Editor & Publisher has revealed its ninth annual list of “10 That Do It Right,” ten newspapers that are doing things that “merit recognition for that effort and achievement.”

“None of the papers that made the list or were seriously considered has escaped the turmoil of the industry,” E&P said. “In fact, one of them, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, is among the papers in bankruptcy reorganization. Nearly all have endured deep cuts to their newsrooms.”

Still, the achievements of the papers show that good work can still be done despite massive debt and financial pressures. Priorities, people!

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Pulitzers Celebrate Journalism In An Uncertain World

pulitzer1.jpgToday, we headed all the way uptown to Columbia University for the annual presentation of the Pulitzer Prizes. We spied some bigwigs of New York media, like Bill Keller celebrating The New York Times‘ five award haul (“I feel pretty damn good,” he told FishbowlNY) and Newsweek editor Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize winner himself for his biography of Andrew Jackson, “American Lion.”

There were also some representatives from smaller press outlets, like Mark Mahoney of The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y., who was awarded the Pulitzer for editorial writing.

Overall, the mood of the day was celebratory but somber (and the rainy weather didn’t help). Pulitzer Prize board co-chair, Anders Gyllenhaal (shown above), touched briefly on the sad state of traditional media today in his opening remarks and noted, although this was the first year that online-only publications could submit entries for Pulitzers, that he believed that online journalism still has a ways to go.

“Start-ups are not yet delivering the kind of probing, authoritative work that journalism’s service to the community should be about,” he said.

Read on for more insight from Keller, Meacham and Douglas Blackmon

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