1812Blockhouse

We’re Part Of LION Publishers For Another Year!

3 Feb , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

News arrived this week that 1812Blockhouse’s membership in LION Publishers has been approved for another year.

LION Publishers is the country’s leading consortium of independent news publishers that are providing a creative response to the decline of traditional publications. According to its website, its mission is expressed this way: “LION provides teaching, resources and community to independent news entrepreneurs as they build and develop sustainable businesses.”

At present there are approximately 450 LION members. Each applies on an annual basis to continue their membership. Members receive a variety of benefits including coaching and funding opportunities, award eligibility, ability to engage in peer support networks, and more.

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1812Blockhouse

It’s Now Easier Than Ever To Send Us News, Notices, And Photos

22 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Do you have information to share about an event your organization is sponsoring? Does your group, church, club, or musical act have news about something exciting and new that others might find interesting? Is there a story about a family member, friend, or acquaintance that you find worth sharing?

We’ve just made it much easier to do this and reach 1812Blockhouse’s rapidly growing audience for Richland County news and information.

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1812Blockhouse

Tomorrow Is A Double Celebration

7 Sep , 2022  

By Thomas Palmer, 1812Blockhouse Publisher

What’s better than a birthday party? Celebrating a birth on the same day, that’s what!

September 8 is a banner day around these parts. Way back in 2016, it was the date chosen for the launch of 1812Blockhouse, which has been published consistently since then.

Over 6,200 stories have been shared during those six years and, with an average of 5 to 10 links a day to stories from other local media, we have been a place where readers have been able to access tens of thousands of posts about Richland County.

Along the way, of course, we grew a bit. 1808Delaware came along to serve Delaware and Delaware County. As it so happens, 1812 and 1808 are very different animals that serve a readership that has strong and divergent preferences on how they get their news.

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All About Richland

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: WMAN Radio

23 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

On February 21, 1940, the Federal Communications Commission authorized radio station WMAN to expand its broadcasting from daylight hours to a 6 AM to Midnight schedule.

Eight decades later, the station is still going strong.

Today, we share “Everything You Always Wanted To Know” about Mansfield’s long-time news and sports source at 1400 AM: More…

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Sports

Richland County Sportswriters Recognized

14 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield and Richland County were well represented when the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Contest Award winners were announced on Thursday.

In fact, Richland Source’s Curt Conrad was named the 2021 OPSWA Sportswriter of the Year for Division 1 publications (Division 1 includes publications with over 10,000 daily circulation as well as websites). The Division 2 award was made to another north central Ohioan, Rob McCurdy of the Marion Star.

Other awards won in Division 1 by Richland Countians included:

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1812Blockhouse

Richland Roast Still Percolating

30 Mar , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Each morning, hundreds of Richland Countians get a compact digest of the latest news from all local media – and from media across the country that cover Richland County stories.

They do so via Richland Roast, 1812Blockhouse’s free, easy to read morning newsletter that arrives via email.

“It’s proven to be hugely popular,” noted Thomas Palmer, 1812Blockhouse publisher. “There is no better way to catch up on all local news and information each day, including our own coverage and stories. We have some great reporting in the area, but it is spread out over multiple publications. With Richland Roast, you can get a daily digest with direct links to the best of that coverage.”

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All Things Business

News Journal Staff Nominated For Multiple Writing Awards

14 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors 2021 broadcast and newspaper contests, according to the Ohio APME. The awards in actual order of finish will be announced April 3 in Columbus along with the General Excellence, Hall of Fame, Rising Star and First Amendment award winners.

Forty-eight daily newspapers submitted 1,302 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns, graphics and photos from 2021. Entries were judged by editors from The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press, Division V; The Grand Haven (Michigan) Tribune, Division IV; The McComb Daily (Michigan), Division III; Mount Pleasant (Michigan) Morning Sun, and MLive Media Group, Division II; The Holland (Michigan) Sentinel and the Alpena (Michigan) News, Division I. 

The Mansfield News Journal was recognized with multiple finalists, including:

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1812Blockhouse

1812Blockhouse Continues Membership In LION Publishers

29 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Good news can sometimes come on the coldest days.

On Friday, we learned here at 1812Blockhouse that our application for renewal a member of LION Publishers, an important association of independent news publishers and publications across the country, had been approved.

This is the second full year that we will be part of that organization.

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1812Blockhouse

Welcome To A New Year. Welcome To The Possible Future Of Local Media.

3 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse with content by Anyword

Welcome to 2022!

Here is something brand new for a brand new year. Perhaps for the first time in the history of Richland County news media (as far as we are aware, that is), you are currently reading a published non-sports story which was partially written by a machine.

Could this be part of the future of local media?

It already is.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and it can be used to do just about anything. Nowadays, your phone isn’t even fully usable without some sort of AI like Siri or Google Assistant to help you navigate it. But you may be surprised to learn that AI is also being used by the news media to help with their reporting efforts. So what does this mean for the future of the news media?

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All About Richland

Shelby Daily Globe Wins Three Statewide Journalism Awards

8 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse; Society of Professional Journalists Press Release

Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters statewide, has announced its 2021 awards. There were 255 awards announced out of 580 entries submitted.

One of our fellow Richland County news publications, the Shelby Daily Globe, took home three of those honors.

The categories include large circulation print (60,000 or greater), small circulation print (fewer than 60,000), radio, television, digital media, trade organizations, freelance and college.

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