2 Big Myths that are Killing Newspapers

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From a post I found over at SimsBlog with some really good thoughts: …is how journalists “spent nearly a century denying responsibility and involvement in business decisions”. … The result of this siloed newsroom is that a large chunk of the organization has no real understanding of how the business works. That is a very real idea.  In fact, I … Read More

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Why paywalls won't help most big newspapers

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Image by Joriel “Joz” Jimenez via Flickr The paywall discussion is in full force at my job (Gazette Communications) and my buddy and I were discussing the idea of adding a paywall to our electronic edition yesterday at lunch.  Funny – as the exact same thing we were talking about was pointed to in this Boing-Boing post: The critical point … Read More

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i = Future Of Newspapers = Think, Know, Understand, and Feel – /Message

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Interesting concept: The paper’s team worked with media consultancy Innovation to come up with a new way to organise the product. “Our feeling was,” said Figueiredo, who came on board at an early stage, moving from Diário Económico, “that people were not concerned about traditional sections any more. i = Future Of Newspapers = Think, Know, Understand, and Feel – … Read More

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Media – use the megaphone before its too late

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One of my favorite ideas of our CEO Chuck Peters is the idea that “old-media” is like a megaphone.   We  broadcast a message in a one-way fashion rain the news down to all within earshot.  I like that analogy. But I guess I’m thinking that we better starting using the thing to engage some people really soon – or we’ll … Read More

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