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2 Big Myths that are Killing Newspapers

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 […]

Why paywalls won't help most big newspapers

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 […]

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

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, […]

The future of journalism in Seattle, part 1 | Reclaim the Media

The future of journalism in Seattle, part 1 | Reclaim the Media. Brings up some good points.

Media – use the megaphone before its too late

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 […]

Can journalism live without ads?

Caught an interesting post at PJNet: Beneath the somber tales of shrinking revenues and staff cuts is an even more somber reality about the news business: The nearly two-century-old marriage between consumer advertising and journalism is on the rocks. Good stuff…

Ten Common Objections to Social Media Adoption and How You Can Respond

Found a post over at ReaDwriteWeb called “Ten Common Objections to Social Media Adoption and How You Can Respond” Steve Outing wrote a very good article at Editor and Publisher on Friday about the need for cultural change inside the newpapers around the US (found via the wonderful CyberJournalist.net). That article got me thinking that […]

Top 10 Best Newspaper Websites

I’m not sure which article I like better – the 10 sites or the American Newspapers and the Internet: Threat or Opportunity? – but this is definitely it. Take a look at this link and I will give you my thoughts on the top ten below. I really like a lot of the different stuff […]

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