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, […]
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: The Dallas Morning News has become the second major paper to pull down the paywall around its news, saying the strategy failed to generate enough reader interest. It’s still going to try selling a premium service though.
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 […]
Newspaper Crisis Hits Germany By Cordt Schnibben It came to Germany almost a decade later than America, but the newspaper crisis is sweeping the country, with plummeting circulations and revenues. The German news media must reinvent itself in order to retain readers. Three decades ago, the editors of the Munich daily Abendzeitung produced a newspaper each day […]
Anyone who follows the newspaper industry has gotten pretty used to seeing the launch of new paywalls by now, as publishers try to fight the ongoing decline of their print advertising and circulation revenue. Tuesday saw a publisher move rather sharply in the opposite direction, however, when the San Francisco Chronicle effectively removed the wall […]
This week MediaGuardian 25, our survey of Britain’s most important media companies, covering TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, music and digital, looks at Telegraph Media Group. Telegraph Media Group has weathered the economic downturn relatively well, continuing to turn a handsome profit while the rival publishers of serious national newspapers have been wading in red ink. However, like its […]
August 11, 2013
Top brass at AOL’s hyperlocal network, Patch, have been saying since at least the beginning of 2013 that they aim to achieve profitability by the end of this year. And during Wednesday’s second-quarter earnings call, CEO Tim Armstrong announced that Patch would undergo some drastic cuts to reach that goal in addition to a 25-percent decrease in […]
August 11, 2013
Several news outlets are reporting that AOL will shut down one-third of its Patch network of hyperlocal news sites and lay off about 300 people today. Newsday says AOL will close about 300 of its 900 sites and TechCrunch says layoff totals could reach 550. It’s unclear how large the Patch workforce is, but the last figure we saw was […]
Newspapers are maximizing the opportunities within their print audiences while growing digital audiences and engagement to develop a sustainable model for the future. See how newspapers are meeting that challenge including a story on how Digital Readers Unwilling To Pay Print Prices Survey Shows How Journalists Really Feel About the Digital Evolution […]
Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism put out a digital-news surveyrecently that’s well worth your time. It found that in the U.S., just 12 percent said they paid for digital news last year. Eighty-five percent said they did not. Of those not paying, nine percent say they expect to at some point in the […]
The newspaper industry found an extra $6 billion in its couch cushions last year. That’s not new revenue, unfortunately—just newly measured revenue. But it does help give us a better picture of the overall state of the industry via the latest Newspaper Association of America’s numbers. It’s still dismal. But it’s not all bad, unlike any of the […]