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Death of Newspapers

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.

On Newspapers and Paywalls

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John McQuaid

I want newspapers and journalism to survive and thrive. And I'm not against charging for some content if it's done right. But even I can see this is crazy.

A Few Words About the Future of Media

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

There are two big issues regarding the survival of news organizations: trust, and business models.

'Playing it Safe' Is Killing the American Newspaper

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

We're hiding much of our newsrooms' value behind a terribly anachronistic format: voiceless, incremental news stories that neither get much traffic nor make our sites compelling destinations.

Media and Brand Supremacy: Why the New Media Brand Could Be Nike

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Heidi Sinclair

Being able to separate content from distribution and determine how to monetize each is critical to being an effective media organization. We don't buy newspapers, we buy news.

All I Need to Know (to Adapt to the Changing Media Landscape) I Learned from My Mom!

Celia Alario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Celia Alario

I imagine we'll arrive from this rocky road trip with truth, accuracy, journalistic integrity, justice and a more informed and empowered citizenry intact.

Oh, the Hypocrisy: First Amendment Attorneys Would Destroy the Internet to Save Newspapers

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

The sense of entitlement that has characterized the newspaper business for the past 150 years is now going too far, conflating the business of journalism with the freedoms due the practice of journalism.

Let's Bail Out Newspapers with First Amendment Ads!

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

Some day, the business will sort out its model. And at that point, the federal government can stop subsidizing newspapers. But until then, we need a bridge. Badly.

Will Newser End Without Newspapers?

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

Michael Wolff depends entirely on working journalists to make his case that newspapers suck. Wolff can't source a blog without the Times, but we're supposed to renounce the paper?

Shouldn't That Be His Royal Highness, the "Addled Lord of Print?"

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

When great satire can't make it anymore in the printed newspaper world, that's not so funny here in the belly of the Chronicle and at other publications.

The Future of Journalism is... eBay

Daniel Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Daniel Altman

With many potential buyers and sellers in the market for journalism, how can freelancers and editors assure themselves of the greatest possible gains from trade?

How Media Will Pay for Poor Warning on Financial Collapse

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

The media miss stories all the time, always have, always will. But to miss a story of this enormity, with consequences that will echo for decades, only adds weight to the warnings of doom for the "old" media.

We Need Heroes in American Journalism

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

Truth is, we need heroes in American journalism, and I'm less than optimistic that my journalistic hero is going to be a Facebook friend or someone I'm following on Twitter.

The Soloist Chases an L.A. That Isn't There

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

Once upon a time it fell to the local newspaper to remind me that I was part of an urban landscape, the second largest in the nation. But it started to lose me several years back.

No Newspapers at Any Price

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

Every day that papers keep printing is a day that they haven't reinvented themselves for a new reality.

Limbaugh: "Obama Goes To Mexico -- [They] Get Pig Flu"

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh went on a long rant about how anything associated with President Obama ends up failing. He used newspapers and ...

How Print News Will Survive on the Internet

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

It doesn't matter what you were taught in journalism school, relevance on the Internet is demonstrated by disclosing who you are, what you think, and why.

Newspaper Death Rattle: Movies Don't Tell the Half of It

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Much has been made of the fact that, within two weeks, we have two movies that deal with the crisis in newspapers that is threatening contemporary journalism as we know it.

Extra! Extra! Newspapers Need an Overhaul, Not a "Rescue Plan"

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard M. Benjamin

Any viable rescue plan for newspapers must integrate new media in their operations from bottom up, rather than "tack on" new media as an afterthought to failing operations.

Newspaper That Carries O'Reilly's Column Says He's Way Off Base

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Every time Bill O'Reilly uses the downturn or closing of newspapers as a rationale for liberalism as a reason for lost revenue, I wonder why he never uses the same generalization for the closing of any other business.

Does Information Want to Be Paid For?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The old news media believes that all of the stuff it's been giving away for free for a decade or more it ought now get the reader to shell out for.

Should Newspapers Charge for Online Content? To Answer This Question, You Have to Consult a Lawyer

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

Information wants to be free, but the creators of information also need to eat. Which of these interests ultimately prevails, although partly a business issue, depends fundamentally on legal considerations.

Technology, Not War, Is the Solution to Publishing

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Penny Herscher

The global publishing giants have declared war on the new technology generation of content distributors -- but they have lost sight of what consumers value and how they want to get to the value.

The Future of Journalism Is Not in the Past

Mark Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Cooper

The cacophony of the blogosphere is dizzying and overwhelmingly opinion, but it is a vast improvement over a public sphere dominated by corporate media.

The Ever-Changing Print Medium

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Hermene Hartman

News deliveries are fast-forwarding. The technologies provide new mediums. I, for one, am not ready for the discard of newspapers, magazines and books.