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New York Times Maps USA Newspapers’ Financial Crisis

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

A map with a related article entitled: As Cities Go From Two Papers to One, Talk of Zero gives a graphic overview of the state of the newspaper crisis in the USA.
The article and the graphic are a grim reminder of what is happening. It’s a reminder why so many folks, including all of [...]

How to Save The New York Times, Let’s Buy the Newsroom

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

On The New York Times op-ed pages yesterday there was an opinion piece about setting up a $5 billion endowment to perpetually provide the Times with a $200 million annual payout to support the newsroom. I have a better idea.
Right now the Times has approximately a circulation of about 1 million. To have it delivered [...]

One Man’s Plan for NY Times, Have Online Subscription Fee

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Henry Blodget at Silicon Valley Insider advances his Plan to Fix The New York Times in three steps:

Cut costs 40% by 2010.
Continue to raise print subscription prices
Explore charging an online subscription fee

I am most intrigued by the idea of no firewall but still a fee. Anyone can link to the stories and you can see [...]

David Carr: Saving Journalism Means People Must Pay

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Two years ago I was one of the few voices saying that if we wanted high quality ethically sound journalism, we would have to pay for it. I said advertising would totally decouple from the news. Lucky for me, Ruth Ann Harnisch of the Harnisch Foundation heard my voice and fully agreed and started pushing [...]

Clay Shirky: Journalists as Kept Women, Time to Change

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Ever since I finished reading Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody, I have been dropping his name a lot. Now the CJR does a long Q&A with him, which is a must read, but if you can’t read it all, be sure to go to Part II and read his thoughts on for-profit papers taking [...]