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Papers Fare Well in Online Charge Experiment

Steven Brill’s Journalism Online, testing a new way to charge online newspaper readers, reported that roughly two dozen small and medium-sized papers didn’t see their advertising revenue or traffic decline substantially. Over several months, monthly unique visits to the papers’ … Continue reading

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Rupert’s Right

I’m no big fan of Rupert Murdoch, but I think he’s right about Google and newspapers. Something has to be done about the fact that search engines get a completely free ride sourcing millions of articles on the Web…and then taking most of the advertising revenue. Continue reading

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NYT Woes

You know things are bad in the newspaper business when you wonder whether you should resubscribe to your favorite newspaper as a charity gesture. Continue reading

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Newspaper Economics: Making a Virtue of Necessity

Print Media in Digital Age Discussed at Milken Global Conference Former Wall Street Journal Publisher Gordon Crovitz  phrased the problem facing newspapers succinctly: "Print revenue has declined much faster than online can be built up," he told the audience at … Continue reading

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The Mixed-Up Recession

As global stocks skid today over fears of a U.S. recession increase, I’m noticing an interesting interrupt between companies and the people who work for them. Among our customers, companies are still investing in new technologies and marketing. But the individuals who … Continue reading

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eBooks: The Writing is on the Wall

On a day when financial woes caused the Los Angeles Times to fire its editor and the Orange County Register to can its business section, I found myself thinking about Amazon’s Kindle. The Kindle, you’ll recall, is an ebook that … Continue reading

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FT vs. WSJ vs. Murdoch

The hoary Financial Times is belatedly responding to Murdoch’s plans to make the Wall Street Journal’s copy free online. Later this month, the FT will start making up to 30 pages available for free to non-subscribers — a retreat from … Continue reading

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The Blog Speak Journal

As a young reporter, I was slipped a copy of the Wall Street Journal’s stylebook by a friend and former Journal employee.  I spent weeks studying how to build their famous "A-head" articles (those daffy articles in the middle of the … Continue reading

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