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What’s More Effective? Print or Web?

Tweet Slate is running an interesting experiment, although not exactly scientific. One group of readers will limit themselves to print media for a couple of days, and the second group will avoid newspapers and limit themselves to reading news on the web (no aggregation sites allowed). The idea is to try and figure out who […]

The Rat’s Getting Fatter, But The Tail’s Getting Longer

Tweet Matthew Hindman contends that the web is actually consolidating news around just a few sources. Even though it’s easy for anyone to publish, users’ tendencies to click on one of the first few links returned by Google means that it’s becoming more and more difficult to attract readers. The numbers back up what he […]

The Unthinkable

Tweet Clay Shirky has an analysis of how news organizations did not anticipate the Internet. According to Shirky, some of the groundwork of how news utilized the Internet started with a teenager who loved Dave Barry and started sending it to other fans on a mailing list. This history he gives with the very detailed […]

From The Editor’s Desk – Greensboro, NC

Tweet From John Robinson … These are tough times for people trying to hold onto their jobs. These are tough times, too, for businesses as customers keep a tight grip on their pocketbooks. The newspaper isn’t immune to the economic downturn. When you make your living primarily from local advertising, you feel the pain. The […]

Video Hardly Killed The Radio Star

Tweet Zac Echola has an excellent post I found on Twitter this morning. It’s long and detailed on his observations about newspapers, media and establishing new ideas. It’s called Cutting The Cords, Bridging The Gaps: Let’s face a few facts: Nothing a newspaper can do will stop the migration of readers (and ultimately money) from […]

5 Years Left for Tangible Media?

Tweet That’s what Keith Parnell is talking about. And for the record, he thinks print has a little longer than that: I agree the majority of media and communications are moving online. But not all and completely. Not in 5 years. One of the interesting points brought up in this discussion is the expansion of […]


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