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the Future of Journalism Chapter 7 of 10: Future of Reading By Gerry Storch

January 26, 2012

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Future of Digital Delivery and Readers – Digital Delivery Could Save Papers, Mags – E-Readers: Whole World in Your Hands – The Revolution Has Just Begun   “He’s got the whole world, in his hands … “He’s got the whole wide world, in his hands …” And now, for the first time in history, this […]

Has blogging queen Huffington really failed in the UK?

January 26, 2012

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It’s been a long-running discussion among UK online journalism enthusiasts over why blogging didn’t develop the same way it has in the US. For all the Guido Fawkes and Mumsnets we have, there isn’t much to match Gawker, Techcrunch, Mashable, Blogher, GigaOm and the rest in terms of reach and business success. But that didn’t […]

Bookseller Backed by Big Publishers Advocates Abandoning Digital Rights Management By Jeremy Greenfield

January 26, 2012

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By Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, Digital Book World, @JDGsaid Major book publishers should abandon the use of technology that limits how their copyrighted digital material is used by readers after sale, according to Matteo Berlucchi, CEO of London-based social e-retailer Anobii. In a speech this afternoon at the Digital Book World Conference in New York, […]

Getting People to Pay for Content You Give Away for Free By Charlotte Abbott

January 26, 2012

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By Charlotte Abbott, DBW contributor, @charabbott A novel approach for publishers interested in building their brands: Give away content for free. Book publishers, imprints and brands should market themselves by using new media and social media channels to talk to their audiences about relevant areas of interest, according to a panel today at the Digital […]

the Future of Journalism Chapter 6 of 10: Future of Government Subsidy By Gerry Storch

January 19, 2012

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Government bailout, poof … foundation money, maybe  – The ProPublica Solution – Dealing with the NPR/PBS Factor – Help for the Business Side of Papers?   When federal government bailouts took shape in 2009, wishful thinking floated up and down the Internet for newspapers and other publications to get in on the action. That didn’t […]

Newsonomics How do U.S. newspapers compare to the symbols of old-business-model decline?: Kodak’s, Sears’, a nd newspapers’

January 13, 2012

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No old-world icon is safe. Just in recent weeks, both Kodak and Sears have percolated back into the news, offering headline writers a dilemma borrowed from the classic Saturday Night Live Weekend Update line, “Generalíssimo Francisco Franco is still dead.” How long have these companies been dying? Yes, it was a surprise sometime a long […]

the Future of Journalism Chapter 5 of 10: Future of Press Power By Gerry Storch

January 12, 2012

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– Use of Power or Abuse of Power? – All There: Military, Intelligence, Grand Jury Secrets – Is Objectivity Passe?   What we just discussed … the question of protecting the use of confidential sources with an act of Congress … comes down to the power of the press, and whether it really needs more […]

URBAN OR HIPER LOCAL NEWS? Urban Milwaukee

January 7, 2012

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By Paige Rentz MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — After merging two local blogs to launch a news site several years ago, web developers Jeramey Jannene and Dave Reid have a strong presence in downtown Milwaukee, serving up local urban news on their combined effort, Urban Milwaukee. Jannene and Reid do not shy away from writing with a […]

The paperless book – The problem for publishers is that customers don’t know what a book is anymore.by Todd Sattersten

January 6, 2012

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by Todd Sattersten  | @toddsattersten Stephen Colbert opened his October 25th, 2011, show with his normal exuberance. He bragged about his special early access to the iPhone, the iPad, and the iV (a product that feeds the Internet directly into your veins; he assured us a short wait of six months before its release). The release […]

the Future of Journalism Chapter 4 of 10: Future of the Media Shield By Gerry Storch

January 5, 2012

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No Secrets Anymore? – Why Congress Turned Sour – A Key to Protecting Public’s Right to Know – How Responsible Journalists Use Unnamed Sources   It seemed like such a sure thing, a snap. As the new decade began, Congress considered a major new power for journalists … it began moving federal media shield legislation […]

Highlights Of 2011: The Year In Paid Content, By The Numbers By Staci D. Kramer

December 23, 2011

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By Staci D. Kramer @sdkstl Dec 23, 2011 5:40 AM ET Of the seven years I’ve been writing about our namesake topic here at paidContent, 2011 is the hands-down winner when it comes people paying for digital content. The numbers aren’t all in yet and some of it will be hard to quantify given the […]

Q. & A. With a Newspaperman Who Thinks Print Is Overrated By DAVID CARR

December 22, 2011

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On Monday, we ran a story about John Paton, a long-time newspaper executive who thinks the problems with print media may be solved by printing less. The conventions of a news story require that a long conversation get boiled down to a few pithy quotes. Because of the size of Mr. Paton’s gamble — he […]