Are Newspapers Civic Institutions or Algorithms?

The current state of the newspaper industry is unsettled at best: more than two hundred newspapers have either folded or stopped publishing their print editions since 2007. Even the most acclaimed newspapers in the country are downsizing their newsrooms or suspending home delivery of physical newspapers. Even after embracing social media, newspapers are still struggling with paywalls and subscriptions.

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Will Daily Deals Turn Newspapers Around?

"Groupon is Hastening the Demise of the Newspaper Industry," wrote a daily deals trade pub in April.

It could be the other way around.

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You Saw It on the News... But Probably Not the Printed Kind

A new report on the US media has confirmed what we already know – that most of us are now getting our daily news fix online and on mobile devices.

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Closed Publishing Apps? I Don't Get It

Or rather (sadly), perhaps I do.

So The Daily is finally with us. My disclosure right up front is that (since it is not available in the UK) I haven't actually seen it. I applaud bold experimentation of this kind but the written and video reviews of it have left me somewhat underwhelmed. It's a shame. The concept of consuming news and feature driven content via a tablet interface is genuinely exciting.

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Let’s Be Really Retro and Buy a Newspaper

Research from Adweek is bad news for the long-term health of the Newspaper Industry.


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Is the Newspaper Industry Ready for a “Reset”? “Sharing” Is the New Advertising and “Content” Is the New Currency. Who Is the First to Press the “Reset” Button?

Can personalization save the newspaper? Should news be individualized? Should newspaper be social? The irony is that this steep economic downturn is a well-timed catalyst for progressive, pragmatic change in media business models – both print and broadcast. It is time for a “reset”.

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An Inevitable Evolution?

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

It's sad to watch the newspaper dinosaurs thrash in the marketplace's tar pits, but the Boston Globe's latest branding campaign is destined to become fossilized before the gunk dries.

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Newspaper Online Video Surges on Consumer Demand

by: Josh Hawkins

Today at the Newspaper Association of America conference in San Diego, publishers from across the country have convened to discuss the future of the newspaper industry. Once a strong print business sector, newspapers are now struggling with declining circulation, shrinking classified advertising dollars, and a proliferation of competitive online news sources.

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