Knight Ridder may be gone now, but it was ahead of the curve when, 16 years ago, Roger Fidler worked on a tablet e-reader and even built a prototype. Bryan Monroe, who used to work for Knight Ridder, wonders in this Huffington Post piece whether the newspaper industry would be in such dire straights had [...]
The Atlantic: In a poll of prominent members of the national news media, nearly two-thirds say the Internet is hurting journalism more than it is helping. The poll, conducted by The Atlantic and National Journal, asked 43 media insiders whether, on balance, journalism has been helped more or hurt more by the rise of news [...]
While many journalism jobs are disappearing, j-school applications are up. Why?
Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s told newspaper editors at the Newspaper Association of America convention that they shouldn’t “piss off” their readers or else they won’t have any left.
The Guardian newspaper announced today that it will ceasing printing its newspaper and publish only via Twitter, the social media site that limits messages to 140 characters. “Experts say any story can be told in 140 characters,” the paper says.
Michael Wolff, longtime media watcher and founder of Newser.com, tells CBS News, “It’s the end of the newspaper business right now at this point in time.”
Nicholas Carson of Silicon Alley Insider did the math and determined that it costs the Times about twice as much money to print and deliver the newspaper over a year as it would cost to send each of its subscribers a brand new Amazon Kindle instead.
Eric Etheridge on NYTimes.com: Is the apparent demise of the print media a “revolution”?
Nick Bilton from The New York Times R&D Labs discussed how NYT is preparing for the future of news delivery at ETech.
Hearst is shutting the Seattle Post-Intelligencer down as a printed newspaper, with its last edition Tuesday, and becoming the first major media company to convert a metropolitan daily newspaper into an online only edition. Larry Kramer points out the upside of the Seattle paper’s end on The Daily Beast: “If Hearst is right, they will [...]