Category: Journalism

Journalism Must Shed Paper Cocoon

For over six years I have followed the newspaper industry’s struggle to maintain a sustainable financial foundation for journalism. From misunderstanding the nature of social media and disregarding consumer trends to highlighting Google’s Eric Schmidt offering to “help newspapers” in 2009 I have been an consistent advocate for the newspaper industry’s role in good journalism. In January 2012 I first described “An Innovative Opportunity for …

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Franklin Offers New Opportunity for Poynter/Times

This week the Tampa Bay Times announced buyouts in advance of job reductions, the result of continued declines in revenue and circulation. Just five months ago the Times implemented a pay-wall while Amazon’s Jeff Bezo’s made a significant investment in a failing industry by purchasing the Washington Post.  With the Post purchase in October I reiterated my January 2012 appeal that the …

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Will the Tampa Bay Times Help Google?

It’s been a while since I’ve commented here about the ongoing struggles of the newspaper industry to remain the primary keeper of journalism. It’s been almost two years since the St Petersburg Times rebranded to become as previously predicted the Tampa Bay Times in an effort to continue to grow market share over the Tampa Tribune. While …

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Newspapers and new media

I recently got into a discussion regarding the use of Twitter and Facebook by the news media that has prompted me to address my opinions in greater detail. I recently began spending more time evaluating Twitter after shelving it last fall for seeming slightly anemic in features and value. While I am Tweeting little myself, …

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