The Charley Reese Column

Jan 15, 2013 by

You have probably gotten this in your email.  And you’ve either totally accepted it and passed it on to everyone you know, or...

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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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When The Last Copyeditor Leaves …

May 13, 2009 by

Journalism will be in a world of hurt. Copyeditors were always my bane – arguing with me over whether the word was...

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Media Alert: We’re All Going To Die

Apr 29, 2009 by

One thing that always drove me crazy was how we in the media too often blew out of proportion the latest death threat from some...

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How Print-First Is Working Out

Apr 15, 2009 by

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune recently started a new experiment of holding certain stories for its print edition first. Alan Mutter...

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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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Why Should I Buy A (Print) Newspaper?

Apr 2, 2009 by

I don’t know. And now I’ve said it. And it sucks saying it because it was my life for roughly a quarter of a...

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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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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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State Of The News

Mar 22, 2009 by

Happy times. The latest “State Of the News Media” report is out from the Pew Project for Excellence In Journalism. Quote:...

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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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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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Where Are The Journalists?

Mar 6, 2009 by

Daily Show host Jon Stewart wins the takedown/smackdown/whateverdown this week for his eight-minute blast against CNBC. You can check...

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The Must Read, Don’t Want To Read, Journalists’ Blog

Mar 3, 2009 by

Jim Romenesko’s blog is probably the most depressing thing to read if you’re a journalist. He chronicles the world of...

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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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