Below are the handouts from Jim Pumarlo’s seminars and webinars. Find the appropriate one by the date you attended.

 Who is Jim Pumarlo?

Community newspapers, at their best, are stewards of their communities. The news columns are a blend of stories that people like to read and stories they should read. The advertising columns promote and grow local commerce. And the editorial pages are a marketplace of ideas.

Jim Pumarlo understands that energized newspapers are at the foundation of energized communities. His message is straightforward: Community newspapers – whether delivering information in the print or on the Web – must focus on local news if they are to remain relevant to their readers and advertisers.

Current Schedule



15 – Wyoming Press Association Convention
Webinar: “How to make public affairs coverage relevant and timely”



7 – Iowa Newspaper Association Convention
“How to make public affairs coverage timely and relevant”
“Finding time for editorial projects”


30 – Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention
“Developing sources and beats: Improving media relations with city hall”