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Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong

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A year ago today I walked out of the News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.) for the last time as editor. Twenty-seven years there, 13 of them as editor. It was a good run. But I wish I had been smarter. After a year as a civilian newspaper reader, I realize how often...
Former Newspaper Editor Realizes Now What He Was Doing Wrong
How Disruption Works: Job Loss Isn't Really Job Loss
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Journalism Online Sold For $19.6 Million; $15.3 Million Earnout For Brill, Crovitz

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When RR Donnelley bought Journalism Online from Steve Brill, Gordon Grovitz, Leo Hindery, Jr., and their investors last March, I reported that the deal range was $35 million to $45 million—and got a lot of raised eyebrows in return. The deal structure revealed in this week’s 10-K filing shows...
Journalism Online Sold For $19.6 Million; $15.3 Million Earnout For Brill, Crovitz

The Dire State of the Newspaper Industry [STATS]

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We’ve known for a long time that the newspaper industry as we know it is dying. The shift from print to online has been a painful process — but just how painful has it been?On Wednesday, the Newspaper Association of America released its estimates for advertising revenue across the...
The Dire State of the Newspaper Industry [STATS]

iPhone 5 review round-up: It's everything Apple promised

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Ahead of the iPhone 5′s official release on Friday, hands-on reviews from major newspapers and tech sites have started to roll in. It probably shouldn’t surprise us by this point, but the reviews are almost universally positive. Considering the iPhone 4S was similarly well received, and the iPhone 5 is...
iPhone 5 review round-up: It's everything Apple promised
Samsung opens fire at iPhone 5 in new attack ad

Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites

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One strategy we've seen some media sites use over the years for their web properties is to lock up the "archives" and charge for access to it, on the assumption that if people want to see old stories, there must be some reason, for which they'd be willing to spend....
Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites
Why Do We Need Academic Journals In The First Place?

AP's Attempt At DRM'ing The News Shuts Down

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Plenty of people rightly mocked the news a few years ago that the Associated Press was working on a plan to "DRM the news." The idea was to put some sort of licensing mechanism together to get news aggregators to pay to promote their news. This seemed incredibly dumb for...
AP's Attempt At DRM'ing The News Shuts Down

NSA leaker Ed Snowden's life on Ars Technica

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Edward Snowden in 2006. Ars user TheTrueHOOHA "Whistleblower or criminal?" asks the teaser on the New York Times' Opinion page. It's the question of the hour—speaking, of course, about Ed Snowden, whose leaks of top-secret documents from the National Security Agency began dribbling out last week via two newspapers,...
NSA leaker Ed Snowden's life on Ars Technica

Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

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Evidence from Andrew Marr that blogs are 'as influential as any newspaper' prompts debate on whether they are journalistsLord Justice Leveson has queried whether bloggers would have to be brought in a revised system of press regulation, as he heard evidence from Andrew Marr about the growing power of political...
Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

U.S. Newspapers Start Selling SEO

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U.S. Newspapers Start Selling SEO

The New York Times Gets All The News That's Fit to Print – All of It – Into Flipboard

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Like the New York Times? Like Flipboard? Here’s a corporate mash-up for you: The Time’s subscribers will soon be able read the entire paper on the aggregation/recommendation app. The news is important for Flipboard, because it marks the first time the startup has convinced a big publisher to give it...
The New York Times Gets All The News That's Fit to Print – All of It – Into Flipboard
Quora gets into the publishing business with new blogging platform

Dangerous: European Courts Considering Requiring Search Engine Filters Over Embarrassing Content

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Remember Max Mosley? He's trying to argue that search engines need to forget him. Mosley, the former head of motorsports organization FIA, got upset a few years back when UK tabloids, led by News of the World, published some photos of Mosley's "rendezvous with five sex workers" that involved some...
Dangerous: European Courts Considering Requiring Search Engine Filters Over Embarrassing Content

Reflections of a Newsosaur: Yahoo signals major challenge to newspapers

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Reflections of a Newsosaur: Yahoo signals major challenge to newspapers

Apple loses appeal over tablets in UK courtroom, must publicly apologize to Samsung

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Apple and Samsung’s legal fight continued on the world stage this morning, where the Britain Court of Appeal upheld a previous ruling that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab does not infringe on the iPad’s patents because it is not “as cool”. Reuters reports that after losing the appeal this morning, Apple has been instructed by the court...
Apple loses appeal over tablets in UK courtroom, must publicly apologize to Samsung

The Government Wants To Save Newspapers And Media Moguls

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The Government Wants To Save Newspapers And Media Moguls

The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

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For a 170-year-old magazine, The Economist has been surprisingly nimble in navigating the digital age. That’s why it’s worth noting the venerable UK publication’s latest business move — charging a premium to new print subscribers who want digital access to the magazine. “We’ve got three choices now. There’s a print-only,...
The Economist unbundles digital from print subscriptions

Once Again: People Want To Share The News

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Lots of folks have been sending in the "news" about news consumption from a new Pew study. A lot of the attention being paid to the study focuses on how more people are using the internet for news that newspapers, but that was an obvious trend. What I find a...
Once Again: People Want To Share The News

Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

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Editors, section heads and senior production staff have a wider responsibility to act, if they judge that there is a clear errorThe readers' editor's job is not just about the admission of error but the correction of it, too. When the role was established at the Guardian in 1997 there...
Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free

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RR Donnelley’s Press+, which helps more than 400 publishers offer metered paywalls and manage digital subscriptions, says its clients are charging more for monthly subscriptions while offering fewer articles for free. “What we’re seeing is a tide sweeping through the industry of publishers lowering their meters and moving to prices that...
Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free

Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

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In case you were wondering why newspapers like the New York Times continue to cut costs and fire people, here are some stats for you. They come from former newspaper veteran Alan D. Mutter, who fled the industry years ago. (Mutter writes the excellent blog "Reflections Of A Newsosaur"). The...
Newspapers Are Losing $13 Of Print Revenue For Every $1 Of Digital Revenue

The morning lowdown 7/9/12: Kindle Fire rumors, Shades of Grey numbers and more

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Young tablet owners more willing to pay for news (paidContent) Amazon’s next Kindle Fire will ship in Q3 with improved display (All Things Digital) 20 million shades of green: Racy book hits milestone (WSJ) Newspapers are running out of time...
The morning lowdown 7/9/12: Kindle Fire rumors, Shades of Grey numbers and more

iPad users spend $70K a day on Newsstand content

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A new study released on Tuesday reveals that Apple iPad users spend about $70,000 each day on tablet-centric newspapers and magazines purchased through Newsstand for iOS....
iPad users spend $70K a day on Newsstand content

tablets will revive an artform that was popular when newspapers were just starting out, the serialized novel http://bit.ly/dsCGnw

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tablets will revive an artform that was popular when newspapers were just starting out, the serialized novel http://bit.ly/dsCGnw

When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

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Andrew Sullivan, the former Daily Beast writer who recently launched his own standalone publishing venture, has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t like advertising, which is why his site is supported entirely by reader subscriptions. And he also made it clear in a recent series of posts that he...
When advertising becomes content, who wins -- advertisers or publishers, or both?

paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

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Remember when Friendster was the hot social network, publishers doubted that ebooks would ever sell, and Netflix thought DVDs in red envelopes was the future? We do — that was that state of digital media when paidContent launched in 2002. Other weird things were happening back then too: People still...
paidContent turns 10: A brief history of digital media

When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate

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We hear over and over again from traditional reporters how we need to "protect" newspapers and how, as newspapers fail, no one can step in and replace them -- especially not "new media" like blogs. In fact, we're told how newspapers are "trustworthy," but blogs are "amateurish" and prone to...
When WSJ Flunks Internet History, Blogs Step In To Educate
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