2009/05/25: story about the growing trend for governments and others to eschew newspapers and post notices of public record on their own Web sites. It's under discussion at local, state, and national government levels, including in the SEC and the states of Pennsylvania.
"If classified ads were a backbone of the newspaper business, then the very center of the spine was the public notice. Mandated by laws and courts, these often long recitations of detail were to give official notification, to any who were interested, of the legal intents and actions of both government entities and companies that found themselves under some appropriate regulation. But a growing number of state and local governments want to move public notices online to their own sites as a cost-cutting measure. Beyond newspaper economics, critics are concerned that the shift would allow government officials to effectively hide their activities from scrutiny."
Today the European Parliament passed a resolution introduced by the two large groups, EPP and S&D, on "consumer rights in the digital single market". This resolution had caused quite a stir in the international press since last weekend - before it was even formally submitted to the Parliament. Multiple news outlets created the impression that the Parliament wanted to break up Google.
Publishers used to live at the point of integration. The value of that integration, though, is gone with the Internet, which means value flows to suppliers and aggregators.
2013/07/08: The role of advertising in providing between 50 and 100 percent of news media revenues—depending upon the medium—provided the illusion that popular journalism for a mass audience could be a profitable undertaking. Prior to the ascension of advertising in the final third of the 19th century in the United States, popular journalism was heavily dependent upon massive postal subsidies and printing subsidies. It was simply taken for granted that these subsidies were necessary for a mass press; otherwise only an elite news media would survive.
Advertising came with strings—at times, ropes—attached and much of media studies and media criticism has examined the tensions of a commercially generated journalism.
But, the big story is that advertising in the digital realm is abandoning journalism, indeed all media content.
The idea that the final consumer can pay the full amount directly through subscriptions to support a viable popular journalism—the kind a self-governing society requires—has not evidence to support it.
The logic points in one direction: as in the first century in U.S. history, if society values independent, competitive popular journalism it will require massive public subsidies to produce it. Much like education. This is a public good.
The U.S. newspaper industry has lost more than $40 billion in ad revenue in the past decade -- over half of that in the last four years alone -- and Google's ad
The rapid graying of the newspaper audience has huge and unpleasant implications for publishers, as discussed in a moment. First, the data:
This year, the Irish Newspaper industry asserted that links to their websites were their property and they wanted hundreds of Euro for each one, every year.
Columbia Journalism School Centennial - Telling the stories of the Century: Celebrate 100 Years.
Lord Justice Leveson's 1,987-page report establishes the findings of his 17-month inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. Jane Martinson offers a five-minute guide to exactly what
As domestic newspaper circulation shrinks, The New York Times and Financial Times are launching editions for Latin America in Brazil. But why is one in print
As more newspapers confront the same reality as the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and have to stop printing and go digital only to cut costs, what happens to the
La data per il lancio del nuovo tablet della casa di Cupertino è slittata dal 19 gennaio a febbraio. Mese più mese meno, quel che importa è che con il nuovo iPad la Apple si è prefissa di fare il primo importante passo verso la rivoluzione dell'editoria on line. A garanzia ci sono personaggi del