Category Archives: newspapers

New York Times publisher: ‘I really don’t know whether we’ll be printing the Times in five years’

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has published a story in which New York Times owner/publisher Arthur Sulzberger admits the future of the printed Times is bleak. From the story: Given the constant erosion of the printed press, do you see the … Continue reading

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Orlando Sentinel morning news crew gets started

[Full Disclosure: I am a web producer for the Orlando Sentinel.] Online news head honcho Anthony Moor shares on Cyberjournalist some of the changes going on at the Sentinel, including the creation of a morning news team that will deliver … Continue reading

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World’s oldest newspaper goes Internet-only

Sweden’s Post och Inrikes Tidningar, recognized by the World Association of Newspapers as the world’s oldest newspaper still in publication, is shutting down its presses and publishing exclusively on the Web, AFP reports. While this seems to be more a … Continue reading

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Newspapers slashing intern budgets

Woe to the wide-eyed college senior who dreams of scoring that big, paid career-making internship. In these troubled times, newspapers are seriously slashing their budget for paid interns, according to a detailed report from Leann Frola, a Naughton fellow with … Continue reading

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Predicting Armaggedon for newspapers

Lucas Grindley gets all ‘Terminator 2’ on predicting a bleak and disastrous worst-case scenario future for newspapers. In his nightmare scenario, the print editions falter, then down goes the AP, and then, perhaps a really bad person or organization is … Continue reading

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Careful with that internship!

There’s some great discussion going on over at Mindy McAdams’ blog regarding what to expect on the job at a newspaper site and how those jobs are evolving. One of the key pieces of advice: be wary of getting stuck … Continue reading

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Alligator pulls out the stops for Danny Rolling execution

Take a look at today’s online Independent Florida Alligator for a great example of a college paper covering a huge event for its community. Make sure to check out the section titled “Profiles” Danny Rolling was the man convicted of … Continue reading

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Advice for young journalists

The constant, nagging question in our industry today is what to do about the future of news. Students are that future, and it’s imperative that those of us out in the trenches give them the best guidance possible. I recently … Continue reading

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Where’s the link?

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune published a whopper of a story today, revealing the identity of the priest who says he had an inappropriate relationship with a young, now-disgraced Rep. Mark Foley. As the national media picked up the story, it’s appalling … Continue reading

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Fun with the New York Times’ new Reader Beta

I got a wonderful little surprise last night in my inbox: an invitation to check out the New York Times’ brand spankin’ new Times Reader Beta. The Times Reader offers a new way to read the Times using an application … Continue reading

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Google sniffing for old news stories

Google gets even closer to the news industry by launching a service to search newspapers archives dating back to the 1700s, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. Google offers robust document scanning capabilities, and I fear it may in … Continue reading

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From SND: A new way to read The New York Times

The NYTimes.com‘s Neil Chase demonstrated new software¬†at SND that will give users a reading experience that is closer to reading the physical paper. And it looks sweet! To see the Times‘ own write-up about it, visit: http://firstlook.nytimes.com/?p=22 This feature¬†uses Windows … Continue reading

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