Designer turns newspaper into cocktail dress

USA TODAY challenged designer Isaac Mizrahi, the co-host and judge of Bravo’s new fashion competition reality show, The Fashion Show, to transform a stack of newspapers into an elegant garment, and voila, he produced a size-4 belted cocktail dress that’s black and white — and blue and green and red and purple — and pin-tucked […]

Can e-readers like Kindle save newspapers?

Several new e-reading devices are due in the next year, including ones from News Corporation, Hearst and Plastic Logic, and Amazon is about to announce a larger version of Kindle for reading newspapers, magazines and  textbooks, The New York Times reports.

Daily Kos: We can survive without newspapers

Fascinating post from Daily Kos, which categorized  the original source of information for every front page post on the site and found that newspapers were the most popular source of information, but only accounted for about 20 percent.  “In the unlikely and tragic event that every single newspaper went out of business today, we’d have […]

Media Insiders Say Internet Hurts Journalism

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 […]

Can Kindle save newspapers?

This post was submitted by Chris Delboni. I had been waiting for a long time for Kindle 2.0, just released last week. I was curious about the first edition of the Amazon.com digital book reader but wasn’t ready to buy it. This time, I couldn’t wait and had it shipped for next day delivery as […]

Google CEO to newspapers: Don’t ‘piss off’ your readers

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.

Rupert Murdoch attacks Google

Rupert Murdoch accused the search giant of poaching content it doesn’t own and urging media outlets to fight back. “Should we be allowing Google to steal all our copyrights?” asked the News Corp. chief.

Michael Wolff: Newspaper business is dead ‘right now’

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.”

Printing The New York Times Costs Twice As Much As Sending Every Subscriber A Free Kindle

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.

Why Newspapers Can’t Be Saved, but the News Can

Eric Etheridge on NYTimes.com: Is the apparent demise of the print media a “revolution”?