Monthly Archives: July 2008

E&P: 10 Newspapers that ‘Do it Right’

Editor & Publisher has published its 2008 ’10 That Do it Right,’ a list of newspapers that have shown innovation in specific areas, such as growing classified revenue or launching successful niche products. This is definitely worth a read. For … Continue reading

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Google News Drives $100 million in Revenue to Google, says VP

Fortune magazine reports that Google vice president Marissa Mayer publicly stated that Google News –an aggregator that contains no advertising– draws in approximately $100 million in revenue from paid searches that get funneled through the site. Fortune opines: “It’s not … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘Knol’ is Direct Challenge to Media Companies

Google today announced the launch of Knol, a Wikipedia-esque site that hosts articles from contributors. Google hopes the articles become among the most authoritative on the Web — which represents a direct challenge to media sites. In a June 2006 … Continue reading

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A Metaphor for News Site Navigation

I ran across this image on Smashing Magazine tonight. I think it eloquently describes one of the biggest challenges specific to news site design: What do you think? Is creating an effective way for users to find enormous amounts of … Continue reading

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Young Spokesman-Review Journos Publish Newsroom Reorganization Report

A group of eight young journalists at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash. were asked to produce a report on how the newsroom can reorganize to improve efficiency. Nick Eaton, a sports producer in Spokane, and the team have published the … Continue reading

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Readership Institute Releases 2008 Readership Study

The Readership Institute has released its 2008 study on readership trends of 100 newspapers, which proclaims that “readers have not left the building.” The study (direct link to the PDF here), shows stability in many trends and some small readership … Continue reading

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Google Improves Indexing of Flash Content

Just catching up on my pile of RSS feeds after getting hitched and spotted an important item: Google has improved its ability to crawl Flash content. Google has historically had trouble “seeing” any Flash content (.SWF files). This means anything … Continue reading

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Registration for BlogOrlando is Open

Quick announcement: Registration for the previously mentioned BlogOrlando is now open! Registration for the Sept. 25-27 conference is free and open to anyone. Registration page is here. Registration was maxed out for last year’s conference, so act quickly. Yours truly … Continue reading

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BlogOrlando 2008 Dates Announced

It’s baaaaaaack! BlogOrlando, the awesome unconference on all things bloggy will be back this year Thursday, Sept. 25 to Saturday, Sept. 27. Last year, registration was maxed out with more than 300 attendees, many of which were journalists from Florida’s … Continue reading

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