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Death of Newspapers

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.

Where Does Social Media Start, and a Mainstream Media News Cycle Die?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

When and how a news story begins, and what the steps are in between that moment and Jimmy Carter offering his final, funereal judgment, are interesting questions.

All the News That's Fit to Link

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
John Tomasic

Dear Colorado GOP: Twitter doesn't care what you think about the people on the other end; it just wants more of them. It's not a list-serve. It's the Twitter. You're either on it or you're off it.

Michael Moore: Newspapers 'Slit Their Own Throats' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Filmmaker Michael Moore -- who's been touring the world promoting his new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story" at several international film festivals -- ...

Losing the News: A Great Book

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Alex Jones writes that the implosion of the business model for traditional media is creating a vacuum in the type of news gathering, analysis or revelatory investigation which is in the public interest.

Tribune: Decline of a Media Giant

Chris Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Chris Maloney

Tribune's vast multimedia holdings were supposed to act as a hedge against a downturn in any one area -- that was before the Internet and the "perfect storm" financial crisis.

Con Games: Virtual Duality, Personal Media In Aspen

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Conniff

A bigger problem is Craig's List, available in most places for free, the online classified-killer now slurping on the cash cow that once accounted for 45 percent of the newspaper revenue stream.

Members Only: Journalism Clubs

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Desperate to stay alive, beleaguered newspaper executives first tried to monetize their content. Now they're desperately trying to monetize their journalists.

Dead Media? Not So Fast, Bub

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

You go to an airport and all you see is magazines. Even the books look like magazines. There are at least seven separate magazines still interested in Jon and Kate. Dead? Magazines? Who says so? The Internet.

Murdoch Pay-For-Content Strategy A Dud

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Diane Francis

Murdoch and others are the King Canutes of the business world, trying to hold back the tides.

Confessions Of A Roller-Coaster Addict

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

The roller-coaster requires thinking that is more about innovation than protecting your core audience. It's about acknowledging a fundamental change in media makers and consumers.

This Week in Magazines: Why We Pay for a Stale Bagel, not Online News Content

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

One reason not to go into journalism: the inability of its proprietors to figure whether, or how, to charge consumers for online content. You can't just give the stuff away for free and hope to succeed.

Should Internet Content Be Free? The Best Model to Save Newspapers, Books, and Music in the Digital Age

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anis Shivani

How can we retain, even enhance, creativity in the digital age, taking advantage of near-zero costs of redistribution? Two recent books consider the question.

Gawking at the Washington Post

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hugh McGuire

The problem with Gawker blogging about a Washington Post story isn't bloggers "stealing" stories. The problem is measuring the value of content.

In Demand: News Literacy

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawn Healy

News literacy is "distinguishing--and appreciating--excellence." It requires confronting consumers' cynicism about media, where only a fifth of Americans believe "most or all" reporting.

Jargon for Jobless Journalists

Lysandra Ohrstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lysandra Ohrstrom

Searching for a steady reporting job or freelance work is a lot like dating. We all know the euphemisms for getting dumped, but rejection in the job market is less obvious.

Lessons the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau and Media Industry Could Learn from Baseball

Jack Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

I cannot help but compare MLB's embrace of technological advances to the quagmire the media industry finds itself in today.

Think Again: The End of Local Reporting

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

With much of the world of journalism focusing on the trials and tribulations of our great national newspapers, it's easy to forget the importance of Tip O'Neill's old adage: "All politics is local."

10 Reasons You'll Actually Miss Newspapers

Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Frommer

As newspapers die, we're losing more than just a news format. We're also losing a plentiful, inexpensive tool for household activities, arts and crafts, and more.

Jackson's Death Once Again Shows Newspapers Are Irrelevant

Marcia Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marcia Meier

Every day, most newspaper headlines literally shout: We are irrelevant!

Is It Too Late to Save (Newspaper) Journalism?

Aaron Harber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aaron Harber

Turning around the industry means turning around the country. It could easily be a two-decade process.

World Association of Newspapers' President Slams Aggregators and Reveals Merger With IFRA

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

Even if the recession is over, what are newspapers going to do with the ever growing competition coming from their online counterparts?

UK Analyst: Half Of Local Newspapers Could Disappear By 2014

Guardian | Stephen Brook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Up to half of the UK's local and regional newspapers could shut within the next five years as revenues continued to decline, an analyst warned MPs tod...

Globe Writers Guild Punch Pinch

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

People will act against their own best interests when they think they are being treated unfairly. They may go down, but they're going to take the greedy bastards down with them.

No Leaf Clover: Newspapers Keep Pointing to Google as the Source of Their Problems; They Should Be So Lucky.

Daniel Sinker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Sinker

While newspapers have undergone a few hamfisted redesigns and relaunches of websites, made bad acquisitions and laid off employees, Google has innovated and bought its way to relevancy.