Monthly Archives: April 2012

‘What is the purpose of a newspaper?’

Matthew Ingram examines the role of a newspaper:

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Reuters blogger Felix Salmon recently wrote about what he saw as a hypothetical business opportunity for the cash-strapped New York Times: namely, selling early access to news scoops like the paper’s expose on Walmart.

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http://gigaom.com/2012/04/28/what-is-the-purpose-of-a-newspaper/

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‘The newsonomics of 99-cent media’

Ken Doctor examines the price-points of digital media:

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Honk if you still love newsprint enough to pay $700 or more a year for a seven-day print subscription to The New York Times. Of course, you have many other choices.

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http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/04/the-newsonomics-of-99-cent-media/

 

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‘How tech’s giants want to re-invent journalism’

Robert Andrews reports on Silicon Valley:

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Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest technology companies reject suggestions they are now news organisations.

But they nevertheless think they have the prescription for what news media must do next…

 

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http://paidcontent.org/2012/04/26/journalism/

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‘Study: J-school grads’ unemployment rate better than average’

 Andrew Beaujon reports on recent trends for journalism school graduates:

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Recent college graduates with an undergraduate degree in journalism have a 7.7 percent unemployment rate, a new Georgetown University study says.

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/171521/study-j-school-grads-unemployment-rate-better-than-average/

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‘NY Daily News editor Colin Myler under scrutiny over NoW allegations’

Ed Pilkington and Dominic Rushe report on Colin Myler:

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Colin Myler’s editorship of the New York Daily News, one of the most prominent newspapers in America, has come under renewed scrutiny following allegations that he attempted to intimidate members of the UK parliament investigating phone hacking at the News of the World at the time he led the now-defunct tabloid.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/apr/23/colin-myler-news-of-the-world-scrutiny

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‘Bridging the News Industry’s Digital Divide’

Roben Farzad reports on the U.S. newspaper industry:

 

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A time-travel fantasy of mine is being a fly on the wall at a newspaper or magazine boardroom at the dawn of the World Wide Web. At some point in 1993 or 1994, editors and business-side people of print publications huddled and, somehow without the help of peyote, exclaimed: “Bingo! Put it all out there on Netscape for free and let’s see what happens. Nothing ventured, right?”

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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-20/bridging-the-news-industrys-digital-divide

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‘New York Times explains decline in digital ad dollars, paywall plans’

John Roberts reports on the New York Times:

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The New York Times Co. raised eyebrows among media watchers this morning when it announced that online ad revenue had slid from a year ago.

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http://paidcontent.org/2012/04/19/new-york-times-explains-decline-in-digital-ad-dollars-paywall-plans/?utm_source=General+Users&utm_campaign=5fb003cdef-c%3Amed+d%3A04-20&utm_medium=email

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‘Media General continues to struggle with print revenue losses, debt restructuring’

Rick Edmonds reports on Media General:

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Media General reported first quarter results today with big continuing problems outweighing a strong performance by its broadcast unit.

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/business-news/the-biz-blog/170407/media-general-continues-to-struggle-with-print-revenue-losses-debt-restructuring/

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‘Lee Reports Lousy Quarter’

Jim Romenesko reports on Lee Enterprises:

Just three weeks ago it was announced that Lee Enterprises CEO Mary Junck received a $500,000 bonus for …well, who knows what? … while her longtime sidekick, CFO Carl Schmidt, was handed $250,000. Today we get news the Mary and Carl didn’t do so well the last quarter. Some highlights today’s Lee Enterprises Q2 earnings report:
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‘Gannett’s poor 1st quarter results bode ill for newspapers in 2012′

Rick Edmonds reports on Gannett:

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Gannett is the first newspaper organization to report earnings this year, but the results were not appreciably better than the bleak patterns of 2011.

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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/business-news/the-biz-blog/170401/gannetts-poor-1st-quarter-results-bode-ill-for-newspapers-in-2012/

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