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Jeff Jarvis thinks that the LA Times could shut down its print edition and survive as an online only entity, but Owen Thomas at Valley Wag calls that an online fairy tale. The Printed Blog, a startup funded by Joshua Karp, is launching a twice-daily free print newspaper aggregating localized blog posts. The New York […]

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93 of the top 100 brands don’t control their twitter name. The Seattle PI will stop publishing unless somebody buys it in the next 60 days. New York Magazine wonders if the geeks will save The New York Times. The LA Weekly is dying. Marc Cooper does a final wrapup on the LA Weekly. (See […]

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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is for sale and could close. At least ten people have been fired so far this week at Wenner Media, home of Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal. Indie publisher suing Borders for $1 million. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has dropped “Books” from the title of its “Books and Arts” section. The Bono-ization […]

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Jeff Jarvis suggests instead of telling readers what they’re not doing, “We’re not going away,” newspapers should focus on explaining what they are doing. Alive in Baghdad reports on the explosion of newspapers in Iraq. The only problem is most of them are unreliable. Deloitte analyst Paul Lee says social networks must monetize or die. […]

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What would William Randolph Hearst think of the Internet? The New York Times is going to sell display ads on its front page. Israel maintains ban on journalists in Gaza. Jay Rosen needs help explaining twitter to eggheads. Sarkozy bans advertisements from state owned television stations. Journalists strike in protest. Connecticut considers newspaper bailouts. (via […]

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Is Amazon taking a loss on MP3 sales? More newspapers are sharing content with their former rivals. To save money, advertisers are skipping ad agencies and going straight to the publishers. Just because the guy was on Oprah does not make it an “Oprah scandal.” More interesting, the guy who actually tipped off the reporter […]

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The Bay Guardian: “In the end, democracy requires reporters.” San Francisco television station cancels interview with authors of book critical of television. The Associated Press is a hit on YouTube. The Village Voice fires Nat Hentoff, who was hired in 1958. The Israeli army has a YouTube channel. Now you can watch Gaza blasted back […]

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A Newspaper Wish: “The common thread here, whether the subject is foreign, national or local, is that the writer in question is performing a valuable task for the reader — one that no sane man would perform for free.” USA Today will be sold on Amazon’s Kindle. Citizen journalists cover The Gaza Strip.

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Time spent at most top newspaper sites declined last month. Projected slump in ad sales at Myspace and Facebook. (see also Facebook removes breast feeding photos) Bill Kristol and The New York Times were both asked if Kristol’s contract will be renewed and both refused to comment. The New York Times David Strietfeld blames amateur […]

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TV news quietly winds down coverage of Iraq. Online video ads to put messages inside videos. (via Mediabistro) Virgin says it’s new broadband will allow users to download films in just over three minutes. MTV gives $500 bonuses to screwed over charity bloggers. Billionaire anti-gay activist watches Christian media dreams implode. Midway through a series […]

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According to a new AFP survey, the Internet has surpassed newspapers as the main source for national and international news. Hollywood takes on “the ghost writing profession,” as played by Ewan McGregor. The New York Times says consumers may be ready to finally switch to eBooks. Washington Post online editor to step down. Website to […]

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Websites are lifting restrictions in advertising, allowing bigger, more intrusive ads that take up more space on the page and pre-roll clips that had been avoided for fear of annoying their readers. The Wall Street Journal has begun

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10 of the 13 million digital tracks available online failed to find a single buyer last year. The last issue of the Globe and Mail book section has been published. (via) The L.A. Times may outsource its foreign and national coverage. Non-profit news outlets are experimenting with community funding (cultural websites too!). Here we go: […]

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The NYT posts a fake letter from the Mayor of Paris. Big gains among top 30 newspaper websites. Newspaper chain’s founding publisher laid-off. “Since we’ve always been very lean, it made financial sense to eliminate my position,” he said. The Sun Times Media Group says it will return to profitability by shrinking to a fraction […]

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James Surowiecki on the uncertain fate of newspapers. The Financial Times: Copywrite extension is out of tune with reality. (via Boingboing) Max Planck, a respected science journal, mistakenly used a flyer for a Macau brothel to illustrate a report on China. (via Arts and Letters Daily) Media obituaries reduced to Twitter length. Ann Coulter, newspaper […]

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Sean Hannity is going solo. Nintendo and HarperCollins are teaming up to turn the Nintendo DS into an eBook reader. Judge Judy makes $38 million dollars a year. Rupert Murdoch is a consummate miner of human weakness from the newsstand to the boardroom, an idiot savant who instinctively understands people want a justification for giving […]

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The struggling Tribune Company filed for bankruptcy. Employees are hoping their checks clear and wondering how Sam Zell will fare. (via Media Bistro) Rolling Stone laid off their web editor. The Pulitzers are going to recognize online reporting. Publishing 2.0 has a great piece on when not writing is innovative. Shaquil O’Neal has a Twitter […]

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