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Print Media Deathwatch: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Trades Newsprint For The Web

March 16th, 2009

Print Media Deathwatch: Looks like Hearst is coming to grips with the idea that the traditional local newspaper is dead. They’ve laid off hundreds and shut down the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, pinning their hopes for the news organization on a “new type of digital business,” creating a business focusing on community news and local business advertising. […]

Print Media Deathwatch: NYT Ponders (Again) Charging For Online News

February 3rd, 2009

Venerable newspaper The New York Times is considering charging readers for access to its website, less than two years after discontinuing an earlier Times Select online-subscription service. In an online question-and-answer session, Bill Keller, the Times’ executive editor, discussed how the newspaper has been debating whether to charge for online access to the newspaper’s content: […]

Print Media Deathwatch: Seattle PI’s Days Are Numbered – At 60

January 10th, 2009

Despite the fact that we’ve seen the death of traditional newspapers coming for a long time, actually seeing it happen is still pretty shocking. The Seattle PI has announced that its days are numbered – at 60: After 146 years of delivering news, the Seattle P-I faces becoming what it has chronicled: history. Economic reasons […]

Print Media Deathwatch: Plain-Dealer Renting Out Space?

January 6th, 2009

The Cleveland Leader, a competitor of grand old newspaper stalwart, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports that the Plain Dealer is considering renting out downtown office and parking space — space no longer needed due to “staff reductions.” The Leader claims that Plain Dealer employees received a memo Monday about leasing space in its newly-constructed building […]

Print Media Deathwatch: Tribune Files For Bankruptcy

December 8th, 2008

Chicago-based Tribune Co. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today.

The publisher of the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and Los Angeles Times cited a $13 billion debt load and a “perfect storm” of declining advertising revenue in a worsening economy, which led to today’s filing.

The company hopes to keep its newspapers and television and radio stations in operation while restructuring goes on.

Who’s next?

Presses Stop For The Printed Blog

July 7th, 2009

Print Media Deathwatch Update: Joshua Karp, founder and publisher of The Printed Blog, a Chicago newspaper startup that aggregated news blogs in print form, has announced that the newspaper is a money-loser and is shutting down: It is with great sadness that I must report that, due to a lack of outside investment capital, The […]

Technology Decimates Media In The Order Of Bandwidth

March 12th, 2009

Matthew Davidson, a blogging graphic artist and musician, made this great statement at his Stretta blog: Technology decimates media in the order of bandwidth. First, newspapers, periodicals, books. Text and pictures compress tightly, and are low bandwidth. Next comes audio. After that comes video. It’s a interesting statement, especially when you see the carnage going […]

Could You Win The First Pulitzer Prize For Online Media?

December 8th, 2008

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honor the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many organizations that publish only on the Internet, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced today. The Board has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism […]

Will The iPad Kill Off Comic Books?

February 9th, 2010

Daisy Whitney’s latest New Media Minute video podcast takes a look at comic books – a $1 billion business that hasn’t really been hit by digital media yet. Yet the industry is already looking ahead to see how it can adapt to the iPad and other tablet ereaders. Is it time to add comic books […]

Microsoft: TV Industry Facing “iTunes Moment”

August 29th, 2009

The TV industry has as little as two years to get their online act together. Otherwise, it’s going to face face an “iTunes moment” and cede its online future to Apple, according to Microsoft’s Ashley Highfield. “The industry has about two to three years to adapt or face its iTunes moment,” said Highfield, the managing […]