Posts Tagged ‘ Print Media Deathwatch ’

Will The iPad Kill Off Comic Books?

Feb 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad

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 […]

Newspapers’ Biggest Challenge Online – Getting Your Attention

Aug 6th, 2009 | By | Category: General

Print Media Deathwatch: The Newspaper Association of America has released its latest numbers on Web traffic to newspaper sites, and while the numbers sound impressive, they reveal a fundamental challenge facing the industry – getting your attention. Highlights of the NAA’s stats: The total U.S. unique Internet audience: 195,974,309. Of these, 70,340,277 or 35.89 percent […]

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 […]

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

Mar 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, General

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. […]

Final Edition Of The Rocky Mountain News: The Internet Video

Feb 28th, 2009 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Video

The final edition of the Rocky Mountain News is captured in this Vimeo video. After 149 years and 311 days, the Rocky Mountain News published its final edition on February 27, “Stop The Presses” now sounds pretty pathetic. What newspaper do you think will go next?

Hearst Debuts Wireless e-Reader

Feb 27th, 2009 | By | Category: General, The New Media Update

In a bid to stay afloat in an industry in crisis, magazine and newspaper publishing giant Hearst Corp. is getting set to launch an “electronic reader” later this year, a device designed with periodical-reading in mind. Hearst publishes a number of titles, including magazines Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Esquire, and newspaper The San Francisco Chronicle. Fortune […]

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: […]