I lead an institution of higher education. That means I am the equivalent of a newspaper publisher circa 1997. We all know now what only the most astute publishers knew then: The Internet had arrived.
I'm so thoroughly boiled in bile after 30 years of cranking out newspaper and TV stories that I'm amazed whenever anybody does the right thing without working an angle. This is an amazing story about one of my favorite people...
Today's college student has lived his or her entire life in the wired world. Our college students rely on online and social media portals for almost all sources of information appearing to trade depth for breadth.
"It's not print paper that I value for itself of all things; it's the ability to keep in place this fantastic news gathering machine. If economics change enough, if people don't want print paper, then why should we put out a print paper?"
On July 19, the Alligator started its Save The Racks campaign in an effort to stop the UF administration from removing 19 of our orange racks from campus and replacing them with black university-owned modular racks similar to those on Turlington Plaza.
Erin Jester and Clare Lennon Alligator Staff Writers UF administrators have demanded The Independent Florida Alligator remove 19 of its orange newspa...
Out of the creative destruction of the newspaper industry, which is still struggling to find business models that work, comes individual journalists who turn their own work into a product sold through the new small businesses.
In accepting her position, Margaret Sullivan speaks of the need for transparency, but we also need a little more of a transgressive and disruptive public editor who sees larger patterns and is aware of the continuous compromises made to keep the Times afloat.
I am not only of the generation who grew up reading newspapers, I also spent my entire adult life working for them. And yep, here I am, now writing for the largest news content site within 12 universes. I've transitioned, as they say.
I want magazines, glorious shiny magazines, and newspapers, expensive, dying newspapers, and I will have them.
What could be more urgent today than protecting the free flow of information in a country increasingly dominated by unaccountable institutions and corrupt politics?
If we're the generation that loses our republic, the epitaph should read: "American Republic, Killed by the Internet and Cable TV." Our political debates reflect little interest in facts and nuanced discussion -- soundbites reign supreme.
During the New Orleans Times Picayune shrinking print debate, I visited with a newsprint connoisseur today. My mother-in-law, a lifelong New Orleans resident.
I've long looked to The New Yorker as the gold standard for meticulous, thoroughly vetted, contextual journalism. So it came as a surprise last week when the magazine published an item on "The Cost of College" without clearly identifying the writer as the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Where have all the advertisers gone? In New Orleans, as elsewhere, classified advertising has moved online. That onetime cash cow ain't givin milk no more. But another dominant advertising segment has suffered a different fate.
The shift to online media in the past two decades comes with two important realities: (1) online revenue increases are smaller than print media decreases; and (2) mainstream media are being challenged by crowdsourcing behavior.