Newspapers Look Online

There is no shortage of news to help newspaper executives lose sleep. From The Economist: “For most newspaper companies in the developed world, 2005 was miserable. They still earn almost all of their profits from print, which is in decline. As people look to the internet for news and young people turn away from papers,… Continue reading Newspapers Look Online

Blog Profit

Dave Winer shares some interesting info about how profitable his blog is: “Last year we did $2.3 million in revenue. Expenses? One salary (mine) and about $1000 per month in server costs. A few thousand for contract programming. Pre-tax profit? Millions.” He goes on to explain why people sometimes don’t get it right when monetizing… Continue reading Blog Profit

Sunday Wrap Up

Just clearing out some remaining news and commentary for the week: The Bivings Report surveys the top 100 newspapers’ use of online offerings. “Socialmeter… scans several major link-tracking sites and spits back an analysis of your URL’s popularity” Darren Rowse discusses why bloggers call it quits. A brief but interesting article on 5 Ways to… Continue reading Sunday Wrap Up

Blog Ad Network at Washington Post

Steve Rubel reports that “the WashingtonPost has launched a brand new program that helps marketers find blogs to advertise on. It’s called the Sponsored Blogroll… advertisers can browse the network and find blogs to advertise on within their verticals. The bloggers and the Post split the ad dollars.” Darren Rowse had this to say: “It’s definitely an… Continue reading Blog Ad Network at Washington Post

Newspaper Ad Revenue Declines

The Wall Street Journal reports on declining ad revenue at some prominent newspapers: “New York Times Co. and Tribune Co. on Tuesday reported declines in July newspaper advertising revenue, amid ongoing weakness across a number of ad categories. New York Times Co. said overall revenue slipped 1.8% to $274.5 million as advertising revenue dropped 3.3%… Continue reading Newspaper Ad Revenue Declines