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The challenges of the news

By   /  September 17, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There are challenges being in the news industry.  We are, justifiably, held to a high standard when it comes to getting our facts right.  When any news agency blows it, we all look bad and it’s not hard to understand why.  However, getting it right isn’t as easy as it may seem. Friday evening, [...]

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New changes at the Journal

By   /  March 5, 2013  /  Business  /   Comments

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Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga – For readers of The Albany Journal, you may have noticed a few slight changes.  Following the new initiative to open up journalistic opportunities, Journal publisher Tom Knighton announced new measures meant to keep the 74 year old Journal moving strong.

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Journal seeking citizen journalists

By   /  February 13, 2013  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports Albany, Ga -  Have you ever dreamed about being a journalist?  Did you watch All the President’s Men and wonder if you could do that? Well, The Albany Journal is announcing that you can! “My background is as a citizen journalist, a blogger specifically. A lot of people want to write, but they [...]

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On our last legs

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Before Christmas, I asked for help.  We’re in a tough bind here at The Albany Journal.  Time have been tough all around, but they’ve been particularly rough here, and we asked for help from our readers.  Some of you helped, and we are extremely appreciative of that.  Unfortunately, we’re not nearly where we need [...]

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Down. Not out.

By   /  December 16, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet It’s been a rough week for The Albany Journal.  As pioneers on the digital frontier, we have to deal with the dangers inherent in this modern age, including viruses that infect a website.  However, I’m an ornery sort.  Something like this doesn’t make me want to throw in the towel.  It makes it that [...]

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The Journal needs your help

By   /  December 6, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Times are tough all around.  I understand as well as anyone.  Better than most, truth be told.  The Albany Journal, a little over a year ago, was a print newspaper with a lot of possibilities before it.  Things sure have changed.

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Herald’s Hetzler only giving part of the story

By   /  October 15, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet The publisher of The Albany Herald ran a column yesterday taking aim at WALB’s General Manger, Jim Wilcox. Wilcox apparently signaled the demise of the print newspaper and offered up WALB as an alternative to print media. Publisher John Hetzler was apparently not amused.

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Following our lead

By   /  October 3, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Yesterday, news broke that another newspaper in Albany was going to put more of a focus on their web product. Oh, they’ll still print a daily paper. They’re just printing in Tallahassee now. However, their new emphasis on the web is just another example of that paper following the Journal’s lead.

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When life gives you lemons…

By   /  August 10, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Things have definitely changed here at the Journal.  I suspect that old Bill Davis wouldn’t even recognize it.  I won’t speculate on whether he would think this was a good thing, or a bad thing.  It is what it is.  However, I have had people ask how we ended up where we’re currently at.

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Announcement

By   /  July 30, 2012  /  News  /   Comments

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Tweet The Albany Journal regrets to announce that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to print a newspaper this week.  Please stand by for further announcements.

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