Chisholm States Why Charging For Newspaper Websites Is Self-Destructive

Jim Chisholm, the world’s expert about newspaper operations, tells why newspapers charging for their websites are self-destructive.

The Epochal Change That The Rise of Social Media Demarcates

Whenever anyone from the traditional media industries writes, blogs, or tweets about Social Media, they miss the point. I find this so exasperating that I want to stab them with the point. Here is my thrust: When newspaper, magazine, radio, and television…

Citizen Journalism Absent in the Arab Press

My thanks to Dr. Khalid Mohammed Ghazi, editor of the Cairo-based Arab Press Agency, for citing some of my work in his editorial, صحافة المواطن.. غائبة عن الصحافة العربية (Citizen Journalism…Absent from the Arab Press), published on Wednesday in, among other newspapers, Al…

Savvy Articles About Change or Its Lack in News Media

Here are some savvy articles about how media is changing, will change radically, and why its companies might not be adapting to change.

Singaporean TV News Coverage

Singapore Media Lecture

TV news coverage of the third annual Media Lecture, delivered by Prof. Vin Crosbie on July 14, 2010, at the Drama Center of the National Library of Singapore.

Why Should Newspapers Offer Online Video News?

Why should newspapers offer online video news? Professor Crosbie explains why to journalists from the Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, South Africa, Russia, and the Ukraine, during the Broadcast Design workshop organized by the Media Development Loan Fund. Recorded by Televizija Vijesti in Podgorica, Republic of Montenegro, on November 21, 2008.ast Design workshop organized by the Media Development Loan Fund. Recorded by Televizija Vijesti in Podgorica, Republic of Montenegro, on November 21, 2008.

Beer Is The Better Investment Than U.S. Newspaper Companies

My ClickZ column Friday pointed out how you would have gotten a better Return on Investment from purchasing $10,000 in beer three years ago and getting drunk each night since than you would have from investing that amount of money in U.S. newspaper company stocks.

Second Annual Global Conference on Individuated Newspapers

Why it is imperative for newspaper companies individuate their editions in print, e-paper,and Web formats.

American Journalism Review Examines The Faith and Hope in Online

American Journalism Review examines the faith and hope that American newspapers put in online publishing as the savior of the companies now that print is declining.

Are News Sites in Britain Wasting One-Third Their Advertising Potential?

Geography disappears online, except for language and culture. More and more research indicates that one-third of the traffic to news sites based in Britain comes from America. Those sites had best advertise to this audience or else waste over one-third of their sites advertising potential.

The Presses Will Be Outsourced Before Stopped

Though Business Week’s Jon Fine speculates that some major newspapers will stop their presses and publish online only, that would only make their predicament worse and many will instead outsource their printing. Why stopping the presses would be financially devastating. About the mistaken presumptions about why all newspapers need to do in order to survive is publish online. And why the San Francisco Chronicle would be better off financially if it delivered cash rather than newspapers to its readers.

Supply & Demand and 'Unpackaging' on Newspaper Content Online

Why news publications that withold some content from online, charge for ‘premium’ online content, or give access to some online content only to print subscribers are not only failing to stem their print circulation erosion but also reducing their sites’ online growth and potential.

Each Day on the Road Requires Three in the Office

NYTimes.com’s TimesSelect’s pyrrhic $11.5 million revenues demonstrate the One Percent conversion rule. The New York Times reports Schibsted’s online success. The Society for Newspaper Design names Äripev, El Economista, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, and Politiken as the ‘World’s Best Designed’ newspapers. American Journalism Review profiles Adrian Holovaty. And Dr. Piet Bakker tracks the rise of free printed daily newspapers.

Business Models for Newspaper Publishers conference

I criticized the American Press Institute‘s Newspaper Next project last month for wasting more than US$2 million and a year producing a “blueprint” to “transform the industry” that in reality turned out to be little more than advice that publishers should think…