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Death of Newspapers

Con Games: Singleton's ShamWow Strategy

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

How can a company like Affiliated Media that came up so short "participate in the consolidation and re-invention of the newspaper industry"?

6 Lessons America Can Learn From India's Newspaper Industry

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rachel Sterne

American newspapers interested in their own survival would do well to learn from the Indian newspaper model.

Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times Lose Readers As Circulation Drops

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Both of Chicago's daily metro newspapers had steep declines in circulation in the six months ended Sept. 30, signaling continuing difficulties in an i...

New York Times' SF Debut Gets "Liberal," But Applies to Borrowing Policy?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

The Times chose to invade our Western shore pretty much wearing panties and floaties instead of the full battle gear available to the national "paper of record."

Separating the Journalism Baby from the Newspaper Bathwater

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Kall

If the US government invests directly in journalists, so that their writings and reports can be freely used by any media organization or site, that investment will yield big results.

How to Combat Distracted Walking

Ben H. Winters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben H. Winters

Now that the horror of "distracted driving" has been brought thoroughly to light, it is time to turn our collective attention to a related and equally heinous societal scourge: distracted walking.

Why New Media Looks A Whole Lot Like Old Media

Bryan Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bryan Monroe

This week, the FTC will be convening a hearing looking at "How Will Journalism Survive The Internet." I am going to talk about how white the Web is, and the threat that represents to journalism for our diverse nation.

Please Stop Whining About The "Death Of Journalism"

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henry Blodget

The Internet is doing to the news business the same thing it has done to dozens of other industries: disrupting it. As always, this disruption is painful, but it's not necessarily bad.

Boston Globe's Future Unclear As Sale Deadline Passes

nytimes.com | RICHARD PEREZ-PENA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Prospective buyers of The Boston Globe faced a Friday deadline for submitting firm bids, but it remained unclear what would happen next -- or even whe...

"Don't Be Evil": How Larry Page and Sergey Brin Really Think and Should We Worry About Google's Dominance

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We shall see if Larry and Sergey's collective brain can keep up with the spontaneous evolution of the Internet.

Old Enough to Know Better, Young Enough to Pretend: Can the Chicago News Cooperative Succeed?

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Daniel Sinker

If there was a better day to announce the News Cooperative, I can't think of it. After Mayor Daley's budget address, the two major papers ran the same cover: a 24-year-old kidnapping.

How Sex Could Save Newspapers

Cory Silverberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cory Silverberg

Nowhere is the disconnect between mainstream news production and the lives and experiences of those of us who consume it more apparent than in content about sexuality.

The Decade of Living Stupidly

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

The call to incorporate so-called "social media" as a critical component of news delivery is the newest and most powerful idea in a perceptive new paper written by two veterans of the how-will-journalism-survive debates.

Washington Post To Close LA Bureau

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Washington Post will close its remaining U.S. bureaus in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago at the end of the year to save mone...

New York Times Responds to "Liberal" Borrowing Policy Question...

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

I like the tussle of digital world commenting, as nasty and angry as it can get. There are also endless tips, suggestions, ideas and other useful things in comments sections that may be bad for the ego but good for journalism.

Life After Print: URB Magazine 2.0

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

While many have quickly lamented URB's print hiatus or reminisced about our long legacy, there is also an unfortunate feeding frenzy on even the hint of print's presumed, imminent demise.

Tom Fenton's Junk News: The Failure of the Media in the 21st Century

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Junk News: The Failure of the Media in the 21st Century is a gem that makes compelling arguments about what may need to happen to save newspapers and broadcast media.

Is Journalism Going Through Its Own Reformation?

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Howard

The traditional "high priests of journalism" -- newspaper and magazine editors -- controlled what was covered. No more, or at least not in online news.

With News Jobs Vanishing, Why Are Journalism Schools Still Enrolling Students?

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

Traditional news media will continue to shed jobs, even in a general recovery, faster than digitally-based replacements for those businesses can be invented and built.

Full Throttle to Hyperlocal News in Czech Republic

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In the Czech Republic, "news cafés" are springing up, where people can relax, meet, down some brew, see their local paper being produced, mingle with editors and contribute copy.

Exciting Times For A 14-Year-Old Journalist

Scott Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Scott Campbell

Being a journalist in these times excites me. It's reporting the news as it happens, talking to everyday people with fascinating stories and seeing the media industry evolve and migrate before my eyes.

Stopping the Presses: What Will Journalism Resemble in the Post-Print Age?

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

As I picked up several copies of the shrunken final edition of the Rocky Mountain News, I felt a sadness not only for that issue, but also for the physical transformation of the newspaper.

The Day Michael Miner Killed Commentary

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Miner's less than well-meaning suggestion to dispense with commentary and turn Chicago's columnists into service-oriented seat-warmers for journalists was nothing short of cowardly.

Does Obama's "Bailout" Mean a Future for Print But Not Profits?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Just when profit seems to be staging an improbable comeback, along comes President Obama supporting tax breaks for newspapers that are structured as non-profits.

Ask a Panicked Print Media Executive

Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Steve Ross

I used to eat at Michaels, front of the room, with the likes of Joan Didion and David Brooks. Now I'm packing peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and shudder every time the phone rings.