Month: September 2008

The National Newspaper Association (which generally represents weeklies and small dailies in the U.S.) claims that “community newspapers” are alive, well, and prospering. They’ve announced the results of a study…

Here’s an interesting development: the Boston Globe has launched a new sports tab called OT (which stands for Our Town-Our Sports), kicking off with a press run of 20,000 copies…

It turns out there is at least one other voice crying in the wilderness: “Wikify, wikify!” (See my recent post entitled “Why not Wikify?“ Matt Thompson, who blogs personally at…

Google News, from the time of its launch in 2002 until January, 2006, carried a “Beta” label, meaning (presumably) that it was in a development stage. When “Beta” was finally…

Most news organizations, both online-only and traditional media with web sites, are keenly scanning the technological horizon for the latest trends to incorporate into their sites. As noted yesterday, Twittering…

So, back in June I was at a conference in California, when the organizer asked the group (of 125 or so attendees, most of them under 45) “How many of…

In my discussion the other day of whether newspapers are doomed, I set forth my theory that rather than the internet, it’s the fracturing of America’s once-monolithic set of interests…

If the newspaper business follows, technologically, the changes that cell phones have brought to the telephone business, or that the iPod has brought to the music business, then what we’re…

As a continuation of yesterday’s post inaugurating this blog: Are newspapers doomed? It looks that way. The evidence is being chronicled daily in Paul Gillin’s blog NewspaperDeathWatch. It features a…

To introduce myself and this blog: For 30 years, I worked in newspapers — as an advertising salesperson, an assistant circulation manager, an assistant business manager, an advertising sales manager,…