Posts Tagged ‘ newspaper ’

Print Your Own Damn Newspaper, With Newspaper Club

Apr 12th, 2010 | By | Category: General

Enough griping about old media – maybe it’s time to get your press on! Newspaper Club is a new service, now in beta, that promises to let you make your own print newspapers online: You can make a 12 page newspaper using ARTHR, a simple tool we’ve built. ARTHR helps you lay out pictures and […]

Presses Stop For The Printed Blog

Jul 7th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Microblogging

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 […]

Newspaper Industry Implodes In First Quarter 2009

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

If the first quarter of this year is any indication, 2009 may turn out to be the worst year ever for the newspaper industry. According to figures from the Newspaper Association of America, newspaper revenues nosedived 28.3 percent in the first quarter – a $2.6 billion dollar drop from last year. Newspaper revenues plummeted across […]

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 […]

Michigan Newspapers Announce Big Cutbacks, Closings

Mar 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

In four Michigan cities, the daily newspaper is becoming little more than a nostalgic memory.  The Flint Journal, The Saginaw News and The Bay City Times, will now come out only three days per week: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Even more drastic changes are coming for the 174 year-old Ann Arbor News. The entire paper […]

Readers To Local Newspapers: “We’re Just Not That Into You”

Mar 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Podcasting, Video

Local news as we know it is dead. But that’s not the biggest problem facing newspapers today.  A bigger problem is that most readers are telling their local newspapers “I’m just not that into you”. According to the latest stats from Pew Research, fewer than half of Americans (43%) say that losing their local newspaper […]

Print Media Deathwatch: Plain-Dealer Renting Out Space?

Jan 6th, 2009 | By | Category: General

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 […]

Christian Science Monitor Drops Print Edition

Oct 28th, 2008 | By | Category: General

The Christian Science Monitor today announced plans to discontinue its daily print edition in favor of a largely online “multiplatform strategy”.  Plans include production of a daily e-mail version, a continually-updated online edition, and a weekly print edition.  All three editions will be created and maintained by a single staff. Editor in Chief Mary Trammel […]

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 […]

Newspapers Have Lost Their Future To Internet Media

Mar 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Educational Podcasts, Podcasting Research, Podcasting Statistics

New research from comScore confirms one of the more important new media trends – that young people are abandoning newspapers for Internet media. As a result, newspaper readership is getting smaller and older. ‚ÄúThat current generations are growing up getting their news online for free is an indicator that print circulations are likely to continue […]