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Surge In Smartphone Use Is Threatening Online News Organizations

Reuters | Kieran Guilbert | Posted 06.16.2016 | Media

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A surge in the use of smartphones as the leading device for accessing online ne...

Instead of Blaming Single Moms, Try Looking in the Mirror

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Wendy Fontaine

Chris Powell, managing editor of the Journal Inquirer, an afternoon paper in Manchester, Conn., seems to be having trouble adapting. Instead of asking questions about why his newspaper's circulation is falling, and finding innovative ways to preserve his product for future generations, he's pointing his finger at single mothers.

Another Big Change At CNN | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media

In a sign of just how quickly new CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker is moving to change the company, the homepage will be getting a new look...

It's A Crime For 12-Year-Olds To Read The New York Times Online | Posted 06.03.2013 | Media

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a word of warning: many teenagers are wantonly breaking the law every day by reading news sites on the web beca...

What's Happened to the Los Angeles Times: The Thinning of America's Dailies

Michael Russnow | Posted 04.21.2013 | Media
Michael Russnow

Newspapers aren't even going the way of airlines, nickel and diming us for what we came to expect. They've simply eliminated a lot of the content from what we're paying for or making us spend time hunting online for stuff which was once right in front of us.

Today's American News Consumer

Maryam Banikarim | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media
Maryam Banikarim

While news consumption is generally ruled by routine, consumers are customizing how and where they get their information based on lifestyle preferences and how much they value the content. We've identified five distinct segments of the American news consumer.

Reuters Undergoes Major Changes | Posted 03.10.2013 | Media

Over the past few years, the media arm of Thomson Reuters has been trying to polish its 160-year-old brand to a more contemporary sheen by recruiting ...

CBS News Relaunches Website | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media

CBS News has quietly relaunched

Quartz: New Hope or New Hype?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 11.26.2012 | Media
Paul Raeburn

Quartz, the new business news site launched this week by Atlantic Media, has had good advance press. But I'm not buying the pre-launch hype until Quartz can convince me that it was deserved.

Dave Jamieson

Immigration Activist Angers Labor Activists With Speech | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Jose Antonio Vargas, the widely known journalist-turned-immigration-activist who penned the story "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" for The New Y...

In Chicago, Neighborhood News Leads Online Innovation

Curtis Black | Posted 11.18.2012 | Chicago
Curtis Black

The greatest innovation in online news is happening at the neighborhood level, according to The NEW News 2012, the third report on Chicago's online news ecosystem from the Community Media Workshop.

Net News Is Good News: A Guide to Staying Informed Through Social Media

Gillian Frew | Posted 10.14.2012 | College
Gillian Frew

Here's my bottom line for being a well-informed netizen: KStew and RPattz may be calling it quits, but there's also a civil war going on in Syria. If you're well-versed in the former, you should have at least a working knowledge of the latter.

Study Shows Audiences Turn To TV, Online Platforms For News

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2012 | Media

By Venetia Rainey LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) - The news: Americans love to publicly debate it, British people hardly ever pay for it onl...

Why, as the Gates of Newsgathering Information Have Been Opening, the Minds of Its Audience Have Been Closing?

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 09.02.2012 | Media
Daniel R. Schwarz

Even as the Internet has opened the gates of information and replaced the gatekeeping function of major news media, the American news audience has become more close-minded it its desire to consider diverse opinions.

Mirror Awards 2012

Alberto Ibargüen | Posted 08.13.2012 | Media
Alberto Ibargüen

This is not work for the faint of heart. We accept the challenge. And when we see others take it on, as Newhouse has with the digital Times-Picayune in New Orleans, we pay attention to their work with interest, optimism and high expectations.

Goodbye Printed Newspapers, Hello Streaming Mobile

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.25.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

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.

Pure Players Often Can't Cope

Garrett Goodman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Media
Garrett Goodman

The research of authors Nicola Bruno and Dr. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen suggests that being successful in the online news world is as challenging for the smaller, and often more agile, start-ups as it is for the major media incumbents.

Responsible Headlines

David Johnson | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
David Johnson

As news media grapples with shifting audiences and new competition for attention, headlines need to grab attention to draw page views. But they must also be clear, truthful and accurate.

BBC Global News Chief: "Video is Becoming the Mainstay of our Digital Platforms" (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Andy Plesser

LONDON -- As the cost of bandwidth decreases, video is becoming the "mainstay" of the BBC's global news offering via its digital platforms, says Pete...

Reuters Launches Internet TV Channel On YouTube

TechCrunch | Posted 03.18.2012 | Media

The move to bring original programming to the web continues to heat up this week, with today's announcement of Reuters TV, a new YouTube channel featu...

How Will We Read: Newspapers?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media
C. M. Rubin

What does this mean for the future of those printed newspapers that keep piling up on the kitchen table or being thrown out often unopened?

Could Federal Government Privacy Policy Kill Online News?

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.17.2011 | Media
J.H. Snider

Last week I attended the 25th anniversary celebration of the Kennedy School of Government's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Polic...

Big Banks Lose Battle Against Small Stock Research Site

Posted 08.20.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Jonathan Stempel) - A federal appeals court handed a major defeat to Wall Street banks by ruling that an online news service did not misappr...

HUGE Layoffs At

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media, the high-profile Washington, D.C. news site that launched in August, is embarking on a massive round of layoffs, it was reported Wednesday. T...

Big UK Paper To Start Web Charges In September | Mark Sweney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Telegraph Media Group is understood to be planning to introduce charging for some of its digital content from September. The Daily Telegraph and Te...