Encouraging news for
one quality magazine.
Posted October 31, 2002
Good article on why the decline of newspapers is leading to
lax reporting of local government.
Even so, newspapers are showing some financial strength.
Posted October 30, 2002
Big newspapers are seeing some circulation gains.
An interesting analysis of the financials of Reader's Digest
and where it has spent its money recently.
Newspaper editors selected an interactive editor Saturday in the first formal election for an online seat on the Associated Press Managing Editors' board of directors.
Excellent analysis of the consolidation taking place in media
and why it may get worse.
Posted October 29, 2002
The author laments that
newspapers aren't being read anymore and tries to find out why.
If the newspaper goes the way of the Dodo bird it will be
due to the methodical learning curve citizens are embarked on,
adjusting to the enormous fragmentation and specialization
of modern media. The one hope: Citizens will be aggressive in
their pursuit of information rather than passive.
It says here that the media has lost $11 billion in ad revenue
in the last year. There are some hopeful signs, however, even for
magazines and newspapers.
Posted October 25, 2002
The magazine industry is in peril and here are some senior-
level thoughts about it. "Staffing levels" are seen as
higher than need be in the United States.
Posted October 23, 2002
Another area writers should take a peek at is writing
content for wireless devices. Here, the Europeans
seem a step ahead of everyone else.
Posted October 22, 2002
Advertisers are using links
once reserved for editorial content at CNN. A few question this
practice. It raises a few thoughts I've seen drifting through
the media world that suggests advertising will become its own
media, producing its own magazines and web sites. I suppose we've entered
an Era of New Models.
Posted October 17, 2002
Many women in newspaper management plan to change jobs or flee journalism
according to this report.
Posted October 16, 2002
An excellent summary of the Aspen Institute Conference on Journalism and Society.
It asked the question, "Is Great Journalism Compatible With Business?" The answer, whatever the
Institute says, is a resounding no and for this reason. Business can not tolerate the
great strength of "great journalism," which is: Total skepticism. The journalist takes the
thankless role of total skepticism while business is filled with belief systems, some of them
bordering on the superstitious.
A mixed prospect for advertising in this
report. Magazines will be down, the Net and TV will be up in 2003.
Posted October 15, 2002
More jobs cuts in media:
Posted October 13, 2002
Newspapers are cleverly and evangelically, moving training centers
from town to town.
Posted October 10, 2002
The University of Georgia has come out with its annual
survey of entry-level salaries for journalists in all media.
I found it interesting that web content jobs pay way more than
TV or newspapers. Of course, the survey reflects 2001 rather than
this year. Worth looking at.
Posted October 8, 2002
The American Press Institute makes some astute observations
about the Net, media, and the future.
The Employment Situation Summary sees little change in
An interesting interview with the author of "Bamboozled
at the Revolution." He has insightful things to say about
the way the Net works and why big media doesn't get it.
This article from Wetfeet is about how to parlay a contract job
into a full-time job.
Posted October 7, 2002
Here's a long article on the fading family-owned newspaper. It indicates
another interesting conflict that emerges as America gets
more consolidated and corporate.
Posted October 2, 2002
Orville Schell has some pointed things to say about the teaching of
journalism. He refers to the "paucity of media jobs" available
to those who are trained to do excellent journalism.
The Newspaper Guild of Rochester is staging an
"informational picket" at the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Posted October 1, 2002
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