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Death of Newspapers

A Horrible Week for Newspapers

Bob Liff | Posted 09.25.2015 | Media
Bob Liff

The New Orleans Times-Picayune, which had already cut back its daily print run to three days a week, announced layoffs of an additional three dozen editorial side employees. The Los Angeles Times, which recently laid off its publisher, is planning a new round of cuts.

Print May Be 'Dying,' But That Won't Stop Me From Becoming A Journalist

Sherina Harris | Posted 06.16.2016 | Teen
Sherina Harris

Is the future of print grim? Maybe. But is the future of journalism, of communicating information to people, grim as well? Not by a long shot.

Digital Advertising Expected To Climb, While Traditional Media May Be In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

Well, the good news is that marketing agencies are expected to spend a total of $540 billion worldwide on advertising in 2015, led by a 15.7 percent g...

Journalism Must Subscribe to Its Own Survival

Josh Stephens | Posted 03.10.2015 | Media
Josh Stephens

With the holiday season at full blast last week, I read Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class, the forthcoming book by Scott Timberg about the economic fate of artists.

The Rise of Online News Has Not Been the Death of Quality Reporting

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

We have seen the rise of a community known as the disgruntled commenter, the one who picks fights, hates the writing, never has anything nice (or productive) to say. But that's the price we pay and, well, I've come to realize it's a relatively small one.

The Case for Mandatory J-101

Cari Lynn | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Cari Lynn

The tragedy is that people no longer know how to distinguish solid reporting from speculation, from regurgitation or, frankly, from just plain drivel.

How to Save the Newspaper: Bring Back the Paperboy

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 12.10.2014 | Media
Heidi Sinclair

We should be able to pay for the form we want it in, including how it is distributed. I would gladly pay to have a papergirl or boy deliver the paper on the right day in the right way, and I would tip for that privilege.

LOOK: The Way We Read Newspapers Has Changed

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.21.2014 | Media

How much has the media landscape really changed in the last 10 years? A recent infographic from the Newspaper Association of America will show you ...

News Wars and Soviet Diplomacy

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Media
Brian Shactman

Of course, the erosion of newspaper circulations is now an old story. We all still love to read news, but most of us simply do not sit down and read the paper anymore. But it was fun to see -- and recall -- that the news reading culture was so different such a short time ago.

Are Newspapers Dying Out Earlier Than Expected?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.20.2014 | Media

Some sad news for print in the Arab world: newspapers may be on their way out much earlier than expected. Ross Dawson, the same author who predicte...

LOOK: Old Newspaper Buildings Are Being Demolished

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media

On Monday, part of the building that housed the Miami Herald until 2013 was demolished to make room for a luxury hotel and casino that will soon be Re...

Newspaper Reportedly Firing ENTIRE Staff

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.21.2014 | Media

Here's a fun way to do business: the Baltimore Sun just bought a local weekly, and then reportedly told everyone who worked there that it was firing t...

This Is Just The Saddest Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.13.2014 | Media

We knew things weren't looking great for the newspaper industry, but we didn't know things were this bad. The Kentucky-based Herald-Leader is havi...

Twitter Is the 21st Century Newspaper

Adam Wexler | Posted 04.14.2014 | Media
Adam Wexler

What makes Twitter so amazing as a crowdsourced news source is its natural ability to become the ideal newspaper for each and every one of us. We choose our sources. They choose the content.

New York Times Still Struggles

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.06.2014 | Media

The New York Times Co. still can't seem to catch a break as they shift to develop both digital and print platforms. The Times saw a 19 percent incr...

I Won't Give Up On My Journalism Dream

Taylor Blatchford | Posted 04.02.2014 | Teen
Taylor Blatchford

As the co­-editor-­in-­chief of my high school's journalism program and a soon­-to-­be college journalism major, by far the most common question I'm asked is "Isn't journalism dying? How are you going to get a job?" This is my answer: Journalism is not dying. It's evolving.

Something Is Very Unusual About This Newspaper

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.15.2013 | Media

What's missing from this newspaper? It should be pretty obvious: pictures. Indeed, the French newspaper Libération has come out with a new ...

ReThink Review: Dear Mr. Watterson - Art and Business and Calvin & Hobbes

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson explores what makes Calvin & Hobbes so special, beloved, and influential, and why its creator was willing to take on newspapers and the comics industry not only to serve his creation, but comics in general.

One Chart Proves The Horrifying Truth Behind Newspaper Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.11.2013 | Media

Newspapers are facing increased pressure to cut down on staff to minimize costs, and a new report by Pew Research Center shows exactly who is being hi...

Even Worse News For The Newspaper Industry

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media

The future just got a bit cloudier for the newspaper industry. A recent news release by Gannett, which owns USA Today and 81 other community newsp...


Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Media

Oct 21 (Reuters) - Gannett Co Inc reported a 4 percent slip in third-quarter revenue to $1.25 billion on Monday because of declines in advertising s...

All I Needed to Know I Learned From the L.A. Times

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 11.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Robert M. Randolph

Our focus this school year is on books or events that shaped our lives. I have been shaped by reading newspapers. I love reading the newspaper and lament the troubles that surround the news business.

'Olbermann' Premieres On ESPN2

Posted 08.27.2013 | Media

Keith Olbermann returned to TV on Monday night with the debut of his new ESPN2 talk show "Olbermann." It's about to begin! Keith is back behind the...

Koch-Less: Tea Party Tycoons NOT Buying Tribune

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media

The Koch Brothers won't be buying the Tribune Company's newspapers after all, the company confirmed on Thursday. The Daily Caller first broke the n...

Requiem for the Newspaper Clique

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

The newspaper industry might have dodged the 8 ball if they had skipped the salons where they talk to each other and instead realized that they are a service industry (yes, like a lawn service or even cable news) and thus evolved to meet the needs of their customers.