We usually focus news of comings and goings on this site solely on major metropolitan dailies, but we’ll make an exception for Lloyd’s List, which claims to be the world’s oldest daily newspaper and which is going out of print at the end of this year. The paper, which originated as a list of ship arrivals, […]
El duopolio de los quioscos digitales es compartido por Apple y Google. Pero ambos gigantes de la tecnología no son los únicos que han impulsado estas plataformas digitales. Hay una serie de pequeños quioscos independientes que proporcionan a los editores una vía para vender sus productos en red, al margen de ambas empresas. Uno de […]
UMMARY: Despite the fact that they are in financial distress — or perhaps because of that distress — both the Boston Globe and the Washington Post are experimenting with some interesting new formats for finding and displaying the news.
SUMMARY: Penguin is making its ebooks available through Overdrive, the largest digital library distributor in the U.S., once again. Kindle users will have to side-load the ebooks to their devices; they won’t be able to check them out wirelessly via Amazon.
Con el fin de ahorrar costes de impresión y distribución, la empresa sueca Meganews ha instalado quioscos digitales en Estocolmo para que los usuarios puedan obtener las revistas que desean bajo demanda. Esta fórmula se postula como la salvadora de los medios impresos. En la era del periodismo digital aún hay personas que apuestan por […]
El periódico online más popular del mundo se ha convertido en un auténtico fenómeno social. Aunque sus contenidos a menudo son tachados de sensacionalistas y superficiales, el éxito alcanzado gracias a su método de trabajo podría ser trasladable a otras webs que buscan desesperadamente aumentar su tráfico y obtener mayores ingresos publicitarios. El sitio web […]
Every leadership team of every news organization should take this list from Inc. of what customers will pay more for and rate themselves. My sense from reading industry news is that, as a whole, newspapers rate a C-, and I’m probably being generous. Here’s my evaluation. I wish you would weigh in. 1. Your product […]
September 3, 2013
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG Offering unlimited television shows and music for a flat monthly fee has worked for Netflix Inc. and Spotify AB. Will it work in the book industry? It is a question of intensifying debate in the publishing industry right now, as two digital startups plan launches of rival e-book subscription services […]
August 16, 2013
by Timothy B. Lee We now know that President Obama’s assurances that the NSA wasn’t “actually abusing” its surveillance programs are untrue. A leaked audit shows the NSA violated its own privacy rules, and in some cases the law, thousands of times over a one-year period. A lot of people are assuming this means the president was lying — that […]
August 14, 2013
By Robert J. Samuelson, Published: August 11 When I was a young reporter in the 1970s, one of my assignments was covering the troubled U.S. steel industry, which was taking a beating from new technologies (so-called “mini-mills”), cheap imports and outdated union work rules. Thousands of steelworkers lost their jobs. Steel-making was then considered the backbone of an […]
August 14, 2013
SUMMARY: Craigslist is once again being blamed by some for the decline of the newspaper industry, since it allegedly siphoned off billions in advertising revenue — but this ignores all of the other factors that combined to disrupt the newspaper business.
August 11, 2013
By Jim Sleeper When I published Liberal Racism in 1997 (with a chapter on how The New York Timeswas misrepresenting racial politics under editorial-page editor Howell Raines), I was interviewed on Fox News, which I’d barely heard of, by Bill O’Reilly, whom I hadn’t heard of at all. The encounter was anodyne, but before long I noticed that the […]