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Connecticut Could Lose 30 Newspapers Within a Month

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

This from Aldon Hynes at his blog:
As the first snow of the year started coming down here in Connecticut, word slowly leaked out that the Journal Register Co. has shut sixteen of its weeklies in Connecticut and laid off twenty-one reporters and editors. These are different papers than the eleven weeklies and two dailies [...]

Representative Journalism Gets International Attention

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 and Representative Journalism received international attention today in, a Spanish publication read widely in Spain. Plus there is a sidebar here.
I will try to get it translated soon.

Open Letter to David Carr on Journalism Business Models

Monday, December 15th, 2008

An open letter to David Carr, media columnist for The New York Times:
David, you are a hell of a reporter and columnist, you are especially good at pointing out what’s wrong. From now on could you point out how to get things fixed? Focusing on Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich’s debacle, you write about the [...]

Daily Show Makes It Official: Newspapers Doomed

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Okay, now the word is finally out: Newspapers Are in Trouble. Really, it’s official, it made the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Here it is:
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The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10c
Clusterf#@k to the Poor House – Final Edition Edition

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It’s Crazy: You’ll Pay $500 for a Newspaper, But Zero for News

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I started to wax philosophically about the news and newspapers after listening to New York Times editor Bill Keller in an NPR interview.
What is it that subscribers to The New York Times really pay for each day? The paper without the news on it is worthless. At the same time, consumers refuse to [...]