So many predictions for the publishing and media industry for 2008. See them here: Magazine Predictions for 2008 A Look at B-to-B and the Economy in 2008 2008: What the Bankers Think 2008: The Year of Micro What newspaper execs see on the advertising front for ’08 Some of the more interesting predictions: “Print advertising… Continue reading 2008 Predictions for Media & Publishing Industry
2007: The Year in Media
There are lots of 2007 media industry recaps online, I will try to recap them all! Online Journalism Review: “Five Lessons from 2007.” Breaking news blogs take off, as does distribution of content via widgets. The media are still figuring out how to best leverage user-generated content. Folio magazine: “2007: The Year in Magazines.” Some… Continue reading 2007: The Year in Media
Newspapers: Will Online Revenue Make Up for the Decline in Print?
The American Journalism Review takes a sober look at the future for newspapers as they look to the web to make up for the decline in print. Some great quotes from teh article: “Newspaper Web sites are attracting lots of visitors, but aren’t keeping them around for long. The typical visitor to nytimes.com, which attracts… Continue reading Newspapers: Will Online Revenue Make Up for the Decline in Print?
How Many Parts of a Newspaper can be Outsourced?
I have been wondering how many parts of a newspaper can be outsourced. One paper is beginning to find out: “The Sacramento Bee is outsourcing some of its advertising production work to India. The newspaper plans to eliminate half its artist jobs by next summer…” “In August, [they] outsourced circulation customer service to an Illinois… Continue reading How Many Parts of a Newspaper can be Outsourced?
What The New York Times Looks for in a Young Journalist
Fiona Spruill, editor of the Web newsroom for The New York Times shares a bit about their integrated newsroom, and what they look for in new hires: “Our Web newsroom is closely integrated with the print newsroom, so I am looking for people who can flourish in both worlds and who I could see fitting… Continue reading What The New York Times Looks for in a Young Journalist
A Daily Newspaper Goes Weekly, Leveraging the Web for Breaking News
One local daily newspaper has become a weekly, and will now be using the web to report breaking news: “The Ocean County Observer, a newspaper that traces its roots back more than 150 years, is being converted to a weekly due to declining circulation, the paper’s publisher said.” “Under the new structure, we will have… Continue reading A Daily Newspaper Goes Weekly, Leveraging the Web for Breaking News
New York Times Takes Online Journalism Seriously
Here is a video that gives you a behind the scenes look at The New York Times’ digital newsroom, and their process. Some interesting quotes: “If something is ready, you publish it, and you publish it in whatever forum is available at the moment. Usually, thats the web, because its available all the time.” “One… Continue reading New York Times Takes Online Journalism Seriously
Online Ad Spending Up 21% for Newspapers
PaidContent reports on online ad growth for newspapers: “Newspaper websites saw ad spending rise 21.1 percent to $773 million in Q3 versus the same period last year, according to estimates from the Newspaper Association of America.” Here is the official release from Newspaper Association of America
Veteran Journalists Launch Website to Compete with Newspapers
Last week, a new online-only news source launched: MinnPost. The Minneapolis-based site is run by former Star Tribune publisher Joel Kramer and “will rely on nearly 50 freelancers – including many former Pioneer Press and Star Tribune reporters – to produce most of its stories. Many are in or near retirement and can afford to… Continue reading Veteran Journalists Launch Website to Compete with Newspapers
Newspaper Threatened by Community Website
Romenesko points us to an interesting story from Montana… A local journalism school has launched a community driven website to cover the news of the local Crow Indian Reservation. This is who is running the site: “It is produced by tribal members, people involved with communities on the Crow Reservation and the Rural News Network… Continue reading Newspaper Threatened by Community Website