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Is Your Newsroom Using Twitter? Effectively?

Tweet Before I get to anything that may come across as negative, let me say that I follow lots of people who work in at my local paper, The Knoxville New Sentinel. And there’s one huge reason I follow them… They are engaging. (I’m going to go ahead and get my #followfriday in now so […]

“Big Screen” Kindle Coming

Tweet Some people are calling it a lifeline for newspapers and magazines. Amazon is expected to announce it’s larger screen Kindle today designed especially for these larger publications. Now the recession-ravaged newspaper and magazine industries are hoping for their own knight in shining digital armor, in the form of portable reading devices with big screens. […]

News O’ The Neighborhood

Tweet From Pearls Before Swine

Newspaper Web Traffic Up

Tweet From Kirk LaPointe: The NAA data shows newspaper Web traffic was up 10 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 over the same period in 2008, with unique visitors pegged at 73.3 million visitors. Even more hopeful inside that data is the growth in overall page views, 12.8 per cent for a total […]

How News Organizations Can Get My Money

Tweet Alternate title:Yet Another Solution to Newspapers’ Problems Media moguls, feel free to take this idea and run with it–I have neither the capital nor the initiative to implement it. Media pundits, feel free to bash this idea. I haven’t seen an idea out there yet that someone hasn’t hated. So the basic idea is […]

Can Design Save Newspapers?

Tweet Thanks to @TragicHipster for pointing out this TED Talk!

The Guardian’s Switch to Twitter

Tweet Ok, so a good April Fool’s joke has to be somewhat believable to be really good. But is this really that unbelievable? However, despite the well-aimed kick at the much-hyped message service, the joke may linger as more a commentary on a newspaper industry under pressure.

Newspapers Will Get Rescued?

Tweet It’s on the table now: Cardin’s Newspaper Revitalization Act would allow newspapers to operate as nonprofits for educational purposes under the U.S. tax code, giving them a similar status to public broadcasting companies. Interesting.

10 Ways Newspapers Can Save Themselves

Tweet From Mashable: These days, everyone knows that one of the hottest stories any newspaper can cover is that of its own demise. The collapse of print advertising and the downturn in sales, at the news stand and through subscriptions, has led to a frantic search for new ways to monetize content that’s often available […]

No One Wants The Demise Of Newspapers

Tweet And the New York Times is talking about it. At least Denver, Seattle and Tucson still have daily papers. But now, some economists and newspaper executives say it is only a matter of time — and probably not much time at that — before some major American city is left with no prominent local […]


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