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Apocalypse in Print

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

The printed book is dead -- at least, the book as we have known it since Gutenberg. It's going digital not only among the young, but even the ancient.

Kindle Destroys iPad?

Electronista | Electronista Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although Amazon has maintained its dominant position in the e-book market, analysts expect the iBookstore to continue taking market share. ... Founder And Print Heir Says Reviews And Bookstores Dying | ByJames Rainey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Book reviews in newspapers, well, those are gone," the young Web entrepreneur told me in the most matter-of-fact way. "Independent bookstores are alm...

Eminem Is Alive, Well and Living in Paris: Rap Thrives in France

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

The pundits have been saying for the past couple of years that the declining sales in rap music translates to a move away by music fans. Not so fast. It ain't dead yet.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Jorge Pardo at Friedrich Petzel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts


Will Books Survive Digital Age In Traditional Form?

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books may not survive in their current form as reading habits change during the electronic age, an expert has said. Dr Bill Bell, from the University...

eBooks vs. Print: Which Takes Longer To Read? | Lauren Indvik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It takes longer to read books on a Kindle 2 or an iPad versus a printed book, Jakob Nielsen of product development consultancy Nielsen Norman Group di...

Print Is Better For Information Retention, Study Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A study at Arizona State University has found that students had lower reading comprehension of scrolling online material than they did of print-like v...

Is Print Dead?

J.A. Konrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
J.A. Konrath

Moderator: Welcome to Obsolete Anonymous! I've gathered you all here to welcome our latest member, the Print Industry.

Why Change, Not The iPad, Will Save the Magazine

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Interactivity of the multimedia content is a key element. Without this crucial ingredient survivability of print companies is questionable.

Eat, Drink, Buy Affordable Art

Steven Mesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Mesler

If you follow artist Michelle Vaughan on Twitter, you learn that she's a culinary swashbuckler, with Whitmanesque zeal for a whole pig's head bouncing on the back of her bike.

The Definition Of An eBook

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text- and image-based publication in digital form produced on, published by, and readable o...

Quad Graphics To Acquire World Color Press In Major Print Industry Acquisition

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Quad Graphics, a U.S. commercial printing company, announced Tuesday that it plans to acquire Canadian rival World Color Press. Reuters reports the t...

Life After Print: URB Magazine 2.0

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

While many have quickly lamented URB's print hiatus or reminisced about our long legacy, there is also an unfortunate feeding frenzy on even the hint of print's presumed, imminent demise.

Met Home Gets the Hatchet

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charlotte Safavi

Only yesterday Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. announced the closure of the magazine fondly known as Met Home to the urban, sophisticated home decor cognoscenti.

Chicago Bears Apologize For Lost Season Through Newspaper Ads | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 2009 Chicago Bears stunk. They know it. Why else would they take out a full page ad in two of Chicago’s newspapers apologizing to fans....

NY Post Circulation Sinks To 508,000

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nearly every paper in America has lost circulation, but The Post more than most -- down almost 30 percent in 2.5 years, to 508,000 in the most recent ...

Media Shield Bill Advances In Senate

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — A bill to protect reporters' confidential sources in federal court cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, ending month...

I've Decided to Move to Print... for a Day

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

When Metro US asked me to be guest editor of their daily newspapers in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, it immediately reawakened my early love affair with print, going back to my school years in Athens when my father was a newspaper editor and paper after paper that he ran kept going out of business -- but that's another story. It was great fun working with the Metro staff picking which stories to feature. Here are links to some of the stories we selected, and my take on them. READ MORE What If Jon Stewart, Instead of John King, Interviewed Dick Cheney Someone needs to kidnap King and take him to a journalism deprogramming center -- preferably one run by Jon Stewart and his team. READ MORE

Teen Mags Losing Ink... and Momentum

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Wells

Teens are down to two print magazine choices: Teen Vogue and Seventeen. Citing a down year in print ad sales, Hearst has decided shift to an online-only model for CosmoGirl.

Spending Our Way Into the Apocalypse

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Sargus Klein

The whole scenario found in this month's Esquire verges on gallows humor.