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Some Results From The Slate Experiment

Tweet We told you about this experiment at Slate a couple of days ago. The idea is to have one group of people limit themselves to the web and one group to limit themselves to newspapers. After a couple of days, who would feel better informed. Here’s a case for newspapers from one of the […]

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 […]

News In A State Of Emergency?

Tweet Gary Kamiya argues that subsidizing the newspaper industry may be the only way to save the integrity of gritty news coverage. His opinion piece is at Salon. But the real problem isn’t that newspapers may be doomed. I would be severely disheartened if I was forced to abandon my morning ritual of sitting on […]

Mark Zuckerberg Says It’s Complicated. No Kidding Sherlock

Tweet Here’s the rundown from several sites around on Facebook’s Terms of Use new policy. A statement from Facebook. From Mark Zuckerberg. A couple of weeks ago, we updated our terms of use to clarify a few points for our users. A number of people have raised questions about our changes, so I’d like to […]

Leave Right Now!!!

Tweet Go read Jack Lail’s post on sending visitors away from your site. Heh…like how I did that?

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 […]

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