"Out of 120 [national newspaper Twitter] accounts, just 16 do something other than running as a glorified RSS feed. The other 114 do no retweeting, no replying to other tweets etc"
Dan Kennedy: "I am not philosophically opposed to the notion that newspapers ought to be able to charge for their online content. The trouble is that it hasn't worked before, and it almost certainly won't work now. It's not that there aren't plenty of people who value what newspapers have to offer. It's that there are too many free sources of high-quality information, even at the local level."
"[H]ow many British newspapers do have a Sitemap file? The answer? Three."
Reporter collects vox pops after a Canadian newspaper closes. One shrugs and says "I'm on the internet".
WSJ managing ed Paul Steiger: "Next week I move over to a nonprofit called Pro Publica as president and editor-in-chief. When fully staffed, we will be a team of 24 journalists dedicated to reporting on abuses of power by anyone with power"
"[Amazon] is also said to have forged agreements with somewhere between 50 and 100 newspaper publishers" .. for its Kindle e-reader.
"Looking at [NYTimes.com] traffic (as per comScore) tells us that the Times probably realized the $10 million $20 million TimesSelect was generating was not enough to makeup for the missing page views and ad dollars a completely free site could generate."
In a must-read post, Paul Bradshaw has a great set of ideas for how to report a news story across different media. The inverted pyramid style becomes a diamond.
Evening Gazette editor Darren Thwaites says his web site, featuring hyperlocal community sites, is growing by 25 per cent month-on-month.
"The lines between daily, weekly, paid-for and free newspapers are becoming increasingly blurred with the advances in new media, and every journalist now needs to be able to file stories faster than may have been the case in the past so they can go up onl
The Innovation newspaper consulting group has produced 5m video about the Telegraph Media Group's integrated newsroom.
17" monitor, Mac Mini and speakers inside an old American newspaper sales box... Applescript fetches front pages from Newseum to display the latest news...
While The Times relocates into its new ultra-modern office tower on Eighth Avenue, the morgue will go to the basement of the former New York Herald Tribune headquarters on West 41st Street—no longer inside the main Times building
"Michael Agar will be leaving The Observer to become graphics director for The Independent on Sunday"