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Death of Newspapers

Big Newspaper Chain Posts Bleak Quarterly Earnings

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | Media

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — McClatchy Co., publisher of The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee, The Miami Herald and other newspapers, said Tuesday that it had a ...

New York Times Co. Earnings Tumble

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.21.2011 | Media

The New York Times Co.'s first-quarter earnings fell 58 percent as a decline in print advertising revenue outweighed an increase in digital advertisin...

Big Newspaper Chain Posts Bleak Quarterly Earnings

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media

A prolonged slide in Gannett Co.'s newspaper business overshadowed improvements in the company's broadcast and online operations as the publisher of U...

Reporters Investigating Decline Of Bay Area Journalism

The Snitch | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media

David Weir, the legendary local journalist who helped launch the Center for Investigative Reporting and 7x7 magazine, is part of a new crack team of r...

San Francisco Chronicle Putting Up Paywall

The Bay Citizen | Posted 06.04.2011 | Media

The Hearst Corporation is considering a paywall for sfgate.com, the online portal of the San Francisco Chronicle, as part of a broad, new digital stra...

A 21st Century Guide to Putting Digital Media and Political News in Perspective

Eric Gertler | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media
Eric Gertler

As a former newspaper executive turned Internet entrepreneur, I always chuckle when I get emailed a humorous list called "The Easy Guide to Keeping Newspapers and Political News in Perspective".

More People Get Their News Online Than In Print For First Time

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The rapid growth of smart phones and electronic tablets is making the Internet the destination of choice for consumers looking for ne...

To Save the Times, Abandon Timeliness

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leah Anthony Libresco

I want to track a story as it develops, I certainly won't be looking at the print edition of anything, and, once the long-threatened paywall goes up, I won't be getting my updates from nytimes.com.

Susan Greene On Leaving The Denver Post And The Future Of Colorado Journalism

Susan Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Susan Greene

Staying true to the Denver Post brand required a certain type of Stockholm syndrome. It meant internalizing what you figure your boss and your boss's boss might deem inconvenient to print.

Why a Great Columnist Shouldn't Be on the News Page

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Newspapers will survive in the long run only if they can convince us that they're fair and accurate.

Newspaper Pay Walls: A History Littered with Disaster Says HuffPo CEO

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Johansmeyer

ntil time passes and we can arrive at an answer, the debate will continue over whether an ad-driven business without a subscription component can create considerable value.

93-Year-Old Philanthropist Mounts Solo Bid For Philly Newspapers

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Philanthropist Raymond Perelman has mounted a solo bid of at least $50 million as he fights creditors for control of Philadelphia...

Ex-Google, Bing Engineers To Build 'Newspaper Of The Future'

techcrunch.com | Robin Wauters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today, [Hawthorne Labs] released their first application, dubbed APOLLO, for the iPad [...]. Their lofty ambition is to become the number one daily de...

San Diego's Art Community Loses Its Voice

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

After the news got out last week that Robert L. Pincus, the books editor and art critic at the San Diego Union Tribune, had been laid off, his Facebook wall was jammed.

'Stop Crying in Our Beer,' Pulitzer-Winning Editor Tells Media

Jane Podesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jane Podesta

While struggling big media honchos bemoan the end of print, an obscure newspaper in the coalfields of southeastern VA turned off the endless white noise and captured a Pulitzer Prize.

FTC Circles Wagons Around Newspapers

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

The FTC has defined journalism as what newspapers do, and aligned itself with protecting the old power structure of media intead of journalism's disruptors.

I Wrote a Chicago Newspaper Column for 14 Years -- Here's the Last One

Jennifer Vanasco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jennifer Vanasco

For 14 years, I've been telling my stories to readers of gay papers from Washington State to Washington, DC. And somehow, sharing them persuaded readers to share their own with me.

How Do Laid-Off Journalists Reinvent Their Careers?

Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lucey

Unless you're Houdini or David Copperfield, it can be quite the challenge to reinvent yourself in your late 40's 50's, or even 60's to fit into the new era of journalism. But it's by no means impossible.

A Reporter's Survival Guide for Journalism in the Digital Age

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shana Ting Lipton

It's painful but it's progress, and if as journalists we choose to put all our valued energy into fighting the inevitable, we may as well join the Flat Earth Society.

A New Way to Think About New Media: Arianna Huffington Talks to Toronto

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marissa Bronfman

Why would The Toronto Star newspaper be funding Arianna Huffington's talk during Toronto Advertising Week; hadn't she effectively killed newspapers with The Huffington Post?

How To Pirate The New York Times When They Start Charging For Content In 2011

Miles Klee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Miles Klee

Open your Internet browser and go straight to Google. Anyone experienced in online piracy knows that a search engine is your best friend, as pilfered...

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"?

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.