Category Archives: newspapers

Compilation of Newspaper Layoff Numbers

Media consultant Mark Potts, who recently did a stint at Philly.com, has compiled information about newspaper layoffs into a database and published a PDF with the details. Among his primary findings: -Leading newspapers have cut approximately 6,300 staffers in the … Continue reading

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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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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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Save Newspapers! Top 5 MacGyver Uses for Old Newspapers

With so many of my journalism colleagues out there facing layoffs, I though this might be a good time to highlight the many understated uses for newspapers. In the spirit of the ever-resourceful Angus MacGyver, there’s much more to newspapers … Continue reading

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Quick list of open online journalism jobs

After being inspired by Charles Apple’s list of open journalism jobs, my Sentinel colleague Steve Mullis (soon to be at MPR in Minneapolis) has posted a list of open online journalism jobs with links over at his blog. While some … Continue reading

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Serious trouble

Editor and Publisher reports today that we’re all spectacularly screwed: The newspaper industry has experienced the worst drop in advertising revenue in more than 50 years. According to new data released by the Newspaper Association of America, total print advertising … Continue reading

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E&P releases top 30 most popular sites

Editor & Publisher just released Nielsen data for the top 30 newspaper sites. The nutshell: Tampabay.com, the Star Tribune and Post-Gazette are new to the list. Newsday is down a bit, and Politico is up. More here.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet rounds up niche papers, takes on the Star-Tribune

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto… A coalition of small, niche community publications can become a premier source of news in Minnesota, says Jeremy Iggers, director of of the Twin Cities Media Alliance at TCDailyPlanet.com. The Twin Cities Daily … Continue reading

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An opinion on media objectivity

Steve Outing’s recent column titled “Climate Change: Get Over Objectivity, Newspapers” has resulted in a firestorm of nasty e-mails and postings, according to Outing in his blog. An idealist would say objectivity arose from a desire to have an enlightened, … Continue reading

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Knight-Batten Award finalists announced

J-Lab has announced the 2007 winners of the Knight-Batten Awards. The finalists include WashingtonPost.com’s OnBeing, Reuters’ Second Life reporting and the Orlando Sentinel‘s Varsity MyTeam site (woo-ha!). See the list of finalists here (with links), as well as the 2007 … Continue reading

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NY Post report: TimesSelect is a goner

The New York Times is poised to eliminate its TimesSelect product, making its popular columns, discussion boards and other features free to search engine spiders and all the denizens of the Internet, according to a report in the New York … Continue reading

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