No Internet, Back To Basics

Sep 14, 2009 by

So we lose internet service a couple of days ago. No big deal as we live out in the country and these things happen. But a couple of...

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Ripping Off Newspapers

Aug 3, 2009 by

I’ve touched on this topic before – the whole premise of sites taking content from a newspaper, then republishing parts of...

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Online Newspaper Readership Less Than 5 Percent

Apr 14, 2009 by

I find this pretty amazing, but according to a recent article over at Nieman Journalism Lab,  only about three percent of newspaper...

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Time For Some Links

Apr 9, 2009 by

On vacation, well trying to be and it’s not working out, but that’s another story. Anyway, there’s a couple of...

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Holding Back The ‘Good Stuff’

Apr 1, 2009 by

It’s called “print exclusive” and the plan by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune might be the start of where print...

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The Internet Is Not Free

Mar 26, 2009 by

Never was, never will. In fact, we spend more now than ever on news/entertainment/information thanks to the “free”...

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Web Traffic For Newspapers Is Not The Holy Grail

Mar 24, 2009 by

It’s not the Holy Grail, and to be honest, a lot of web traffic is just plain useless. I would argue overall newspaper traffic...

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Paid Content – Yeah, The WSJ Does It

Mar 23, 2009 by

And currently has 1.1 million paid subscribers. Yep, the Wall Street Journal charges for its online subscription. God...

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It’s Monday, And Everything Is Going Downhill

Mar 23, 2009 by

Well, at least in the media/advertising world based on a couple of new posts. In a nutshell – advertising is going down, down...

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News Content: To Charge Or Not To Charge

Mar 22, 2009 by

Seems to be the question of the day/week/month/year. And here are actually a couple of people who know about the subject – Jeff...

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Geeks And Dead Trees

Mar 22, 2009 by

So any one can start a blog. But does that qualify them as “journalists?” And more importantly, whom can, or should, you...

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No Newspaper? One-Third Won’t Care

Mar 12, 2009 by

And isn’t that just some cheery news to offset all the negatives – newspapers shutting down, massive layoffs, bankruptcy,...

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Twacking Tritter, er, Tracking Twitter

Mar 11, 2009 by

At rather glacial speed, I’m moving into the Twitter world. How exactly I’ll end up using it remains open, but I’ll...

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Everyone – But Newspapers – Profits Off Content

Mar 9, 2009 by

The debate over newspapers charging for content probably will never end; but we should at least address those “third...

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Should Newspapers Charge For Content

Mar 2, 2009 by

In a word – yes. When I was a publisher back in the 90s, I charged for content. I thought it was asinine to give our content...

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A Little Black Dress … A Little Black Netbook

Mar 1, 2009 by

I’d prefer my wife in the little black dress, but if she’s not around then it’s time to pull out my nifty new HP...

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