Posts Tagged ‘ New York Times ’

NYT To Boston Globe Unions: Concessions in 30 Days – Or Else

Apr 4th, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

Leaders from the 13 unions representing Boston Globe employees say that parent company New York Times Co. is demanding they agree to $20 million in concessions within thirty days — “or else the paper will be shuttered,” according to union officials who met with parent company management. NYTimes Co. executives met Friday with union leaders […]

Is Ad-Supported Internet News “Morally Abhorent”?

Feb 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Featured Story, The New Media Update

Time magazine co-founder Henry Luce considered news publications that relied on ad revenue as “morally abhorrent”. If a publication was dependent on advertisers to survive, it could not cover news, independent of its advertisers.

As people move their attention online, fewer and fewer people are paying for newspapers and news magazines and more and more news publications are relying on ads for their revenue.

Can ad supported news sites cover news as effectively and independently as traditional news sources – or is the future of news doomed to be “morally abhorrent?

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

Feb 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

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: […]

Newspapers Facing Extinction

Jun 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: General

We talk a lot at Podcasting News about how new media gives anyone the potential to publish to people all around the world. This poses challenges to traditional media, though, especially newspapers, because they are faced with tens of thousands of nimble new competitors. As a result, newspapers are losing advertisers to Web media, losing […]

SteamPod Showcases Short Steampunk Fiction

Jun 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting

An intriguing short note  Wednesday on Twitter tipped us off to SteamPod, a new podcast series  “using the steam powered Victrola to listen to stories from the era called Steampunk.” For those not familiar with steampunk, it is a sub-category of fantasy or alternate-history fiction which first gained popularity 20 – 25 years ago. Many […]

Bloggers Beat The New York Times For News

Feb 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: General, Strange

The Long Now Foundation has made a decision on the five year old bet between podcasting pioneer Dave Winer and the New York Times’ Martin Nisenholtz: Long Bets has arrived at a decision for Long Bet #2 between blogger Dave Winer and Martin Nisenholtz of the NY Times. At stake is US$2000.00 plus half the […]