Archive for March, 2009

Newspapers on the radio

March 26, 2009

It’s a good question – on the lips of many media observers. What would the media landscape be like in your city without a major newspaper serving the citizens?

Ironically, National Public Radio was among the first to explore this issue in two pieces filed for the public radio network.



Internet advertising will not be successful

March 25, 2009

Internet advertising is a failing model, says a blogger on TeleCrunch.

I found out about this posting by reading the Facebook status update for old friend Richard Beene, president of the Bakersfield Californian. Facebook does have its serious uses.


China shuts down YouTube

March 24, 2009

When the Chinese government considered letting the internet flow behind the Bamboo Curtain a number of years ago, it was reported that China’s government leaders wanted to meet with the “Chairman of the Internet” to discuss the digital intrusion.


It’s a matter of record…

March 20, 2009

Newspapers often pride themselves as prodiving the “record” of news, critical events and information. So, how does a print publication of record fare in a modern environment where print seems to be becoming a vanishing breed?


The Rocky calls it quits

March 2, 2009

Here’s an interesting¬† and poignant video that documents the death watch for the Rocky Mountain News, the feisty tabloid that served metropolitan Denver and Colorado for 150 years… until last week. The paper stopped its presses last week after its owner, the Scripps Company, failed to find a buyer for the property. But the closure of a publishing house is more than stopping presses, shuttering buildings and switching off computers — at its heart is an action that affects the people who make up its workforce and provide the vitality of the operation. It’s a sign of changing and evolving times that newspapers are referred to as “products” and “properties” — a nomenclature that seems to extract the human factor that provides their essence.

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