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Death of Newspapers

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.

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 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.

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.

Why Local Newspapers Are the Basis of Democracy

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Whitehead

Subscribe to your local newspaper. Read it so you'll know what's happening in your community.

Good Grief! Comic Characters Leave Newspapers for a Day

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Given that most newspapers still don't publish weekday comics in color, my mistake was putting today's cartoon guests in the green room rather than the black-and-white room.

How to Be a "Death of Newspapers" Blogger Part Two: Picking a Fight with Sarah Lacy

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

A good Rosenbaum v. Jarvis style feud can drive up hits and increase name recognition for both sides. Maybe we'll be paid to argue on TV.

Newspapers Want Cash for Content. Tough Luck

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Newspapers are going to war with the Internet--or trying to. So far it's more accurately a phony war.

To Newspaper Moguls: You Blew It

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

The Newspaper Association of America is meeting this week and they're preaching angrily and self-righteously about their plight. Here's the speech I think they should hear instead.

Five Suicidal Print Media Assumptions

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Some journalists believe beyond reason that by hiding atop a lofty tower or inside a narrow niche, they can still manage to monetize the old, ink-and-paper industry.

Giving Away Free Netbooks to Save America's Newsrooms

Will Bunch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Will Bunch

What if newsrooms put their remaining muscle behind a program to provide information to the public and close the digital divide at the same time? That's "social benefit" we can believe in.

Media Literacy 101: Power to the People

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susan Moeller

We call our children digital natives. But a digital generation is made, not born. Children must learn not just how to surf, link, load and click, but how to ask, judge and think to understand our world.