Newspapers, Daily

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CJR article predicts hybrid print-digital future will work for newspapers

The February 2007 edition of the redesigned Columbia Journalism Review carries an article by Robert Kuttner which argues U.S. daily newspapers are not dying, and have a bright future as print-digital hybrids. It's entitled: "The Race: How Newspapers Can Survive (and Thrive) in the 21st Century."

What does the Yahoo deal mean to the future of news?

What does the Yahoo deal mean to the future of the news industry? MGP2006 participants Jeff Jarvis, Staci Kramer, Rick Edmonds, Vin Crosbie and others are among folks weighing in. To stimulate discussion, we've posted a discussion-starter at the MGP Forum, with a series of interpreted links. If the topic interests you, go to this URL, read in, and then post any reply from there:

API details results of year-long study on how newspapers must innovate and collaborate around solving user needs

The newspaper industry is rolling out the results of a business-school-style study about how to grapple with declining revenues and circulation. The Newspaper Next study and survey suggests inventing new products and more collaboration. (Click in headline for more)

Industry group schedules workshops on newspaper future after $2M study; previewed at MGP2006

The American Press Institute, the research arm of the U.S. newspaper industry, is starting to roll out results and recommendations from a $2-million effort to figure out how to reinvent the business.

VERBATIM: Warren Buffett on the "permanent decline" of American newspapers

When he met with his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders at his April annual meeting, investor Warren E. Buffett delivered a remarkably succint summary of the market position of American newspapers. He called them "a business in permanent decline. Read why.

The Seattle Times: Newspapers, family ownership and public policy

In this 2006 interview, Frank Blethen and Mike Fancher discuss the Seattle Times on its 110th Anniversary, talking about the joys and challenges of running a locally owned family newspaper. They touch upon the uniqueness of this business model in the modern newspaper industry and the familys commitment to journalistic values and community service.

U.S. newspaper decline results from abandonment of news that affects mainstream America, veteran editor Tom Stites says

If America's daily-newspaper publishers are wondering about causes of circulation decline, they should look at the content of their product, says Tom Stites, a veteran major-daily editor who now works for the Unitarian Church in Boston.

World's editors, in Moscow, ponder how to deliver news to an audience that doesn't want to pay for it

some 350 newspaper editors from 70 nations are gathering this week in Moscow and a key theme is analyzing how to serve a generation that is hungry for news -- but doesn't want to pay for it. Details ----

Innovate, die or be sold: �Newspaper Next� director

If they want to survive and keep fulfilling their civic mission, newspaper companies need to move not just beyond paper, but beyond the news -- and help consumers with all their daily information jobs. That's roughly the premise of a $2-million newspaper-industry research initiative, of the American Press Institute (API) called "Newspaper Next� and headed by Stephen Gray, managing director. Gray is a keynote speaker at the Media Giraffe roundtable summit June 28-July 1.

Newspaper-industry think tank issues 'call to action' for investment in 'bottom-up media'

The Media Center at the American Press Institute, a think tank for the newspaper industry, is using wiki and blog technology to launch what it calls a "call to action" to invest in "bottom-up media." The call comes a week after The Media Center completed a "WeMedia Global Forum" in London co-hosted by the BCC and Reuters PLC.
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