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Newspaper photographers endangered?
Dec 06, 2013

Newspaper photographers endangered?

A child blowing a bubble on a summer’s day, a portrait of the local high school sports star, a jumpshot, […]

PR holiday pitches head into 2014
Dec 04, 2013

PR holiday pitches head into 2014

Although some PR pros are still busy gearing up for Christmas, others are also refining their pitches for 2014 and […]

Gatehouse emerges from bankruptcy but not without a cost
Nov 27, 2013

Gatehouse emerges from bankruptcy but not without a cost

When Colleen Farrell returned to Gatehouse’s Messenger Post Newspapers (MPN) in 2012 after a four-year hiatus, only a handful of […]

Digital First Media joins WaPo in adopting paywalls despite initial reluctance
Nov 22, 2013

Digital First Media joins WaPo in adopting paywalls despite initial reluctance

Even the staunchest opponents of paywalls have given into the trend and erected subscription models as another year gets deemed […]

Social media tries out and revamps advertising models
Nov 20, 2013

Social media tries out and revamps advertising models

Social media platforms have recently began to embrace advertising in a big way, although none so much as Facebook, which […]

Featuring mommy and daddy tech-related blogs for the holidays
Nov 08, 2013

Featuring mommy and daddy tech-related blogs for the holidays

Christmas is right around the corner and many magazines were looking for holiday gift ideas months ago.  But blogs are […]

The changing PR/journalist relationship
Nov 06, 2013

The changing PR/journalist relationship

In only a few short years, the media landscape has undergone drastic changes that include a growing number of social […]

Reader comments continue to plague the media industry
Nov 01, 2013

Reader comments continue to plague the media industry

While Hearst newspapers like the Houston Chronicle and San Francisco Chronicle have been busy improving their user comment experience, Popular […]

Q4 starts with layoffs
Oct 30, 2013

Q4 starts with layoffs

The fourth quarter is only about a third of the way through, but there have been a number of layoffs […]

Latest magazine trends
Oct 25, 2013

Latest magazine trends

Much like print, there seems to be a localization of magazines going on with five out of the 13 magazine […]

Patch.com local editors say goodbye in flocks
Oct 23, 2013

Patch.com local editors say goodbye in flocks

The anticipated layoffs of roughly 450 employees at Patch.com sites came to fruition last week. Local and regional Patch editors […]

State of the Media 2013: Q3
Oct 18, 2013

State of the Media 2013: Q3

For our newest findings, check out the State of the Media 2016 Report! Aside from the government shutdown, other news […]

Crossing Mediums: Part II
Oct 16, 2013

Crossing Mediums: Part II

Like most newsrooms across the country, the Plain Dealer has undergone cuts. As many newspapers slim down on staff, some […]

Journalists draw ire by being too balanced on government shutdown coverage
Oct 09, 2013

Journalists draw ire by being too balanced on government shutdown coverage

In a catch-22, the media industry, which has long been accused of being biased, is now getting slammed for being […]

The impact of the government shutdown on the media industry
Oct 04, 2013

The impact of the government shutdown on the media industry

Whether it’s coverage or a direct impact, the media industry is feeling the weight of the government shutdown. Smithsonian Magazine […]

Social media: will it make the newspaper go extinct?
Oct 02, 2013

Social media: will it make the newspaper go extinct?

Twitter will outlast the New York Times. At least that’s what Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel predicted in May. While the […]

A response from Vin Crosbie on the possibility of social media replacing newspapers
Oct 02, 2013

A response from Vin Crosbie on the possibility of social media replacing newspapers

In response to the question on whether social media posed an actual threat to newspapers, Vin Crosbie, managing partner of […]

Social media advertising vs. mainstream media online advertising: advertisers weigh in
Sep 27, 2013

Social media advertising vs. mainstream media online advertising: advertisers weigh in

Like mainstream media, social media platforms have been dabbling with native advertising. Facebook and Twitter are both fans of the […]

Q&A: The impact of social media advertising
Sep 25, 2013

Q&A: The impact of social media advertising

Opening your Facebook page might resemble a stream of advertisements, featuring at least one creepily personalized ad among a slew […]

Crafting blogs for the fall/Halloween season
Sep 20, 2013

Crafting blogs for the fall/Halloween season

Halloween is already in swing even with the first day of fall still several days away. As the time for […]

A look at newsroom layoffs in the third quarter
Sep 18, 2013

A look at newsroom layoffs in the third quarter

At different times within the media industry, layoffs hit lows and highs. Creative Loafing reported this morning that as the […]

University news services have greater role in contemporary media landscape
Sep 13, 2013

University news services have greater role in contemporary media landscape

Dropping frequency and going digital are ways college newspapers have mimicked the greater media at large, struggling to stay afloat […]

Newspaper wars reminiscent of simpler times
Sep 11, 2013

Newspaper wars reminiscent of simpler times

In a media landscape that increasingly follows the trend of one-newspaper towns, joint operating agreements and journalistic partnerships, a newspaper […]

Spotlighting daddy blogs in September
Sep 05, 2013

Spotlighting daddy blogs in September

Mommy blogs often get all the glory, but there are plenty of dads who are discussing the trials, tribulations and […]

All eyes are watching Patch.com
Aug 30, 2013

All eyes are watching Patch.com

At the height of its glory, Patch.com’s roughly 900 sites trailed down the East Coast as far as South Carolina, […]