The How of delivering news in 2016; the value of video

Among the many challenges of running a news organization today is determining how to appeal to a mix of generations. I recently read an interview with Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of the New York Times. As the guy in charge of a newspaper in a “post print” era, he wrestles with this regularly. … [Read more...]

HBO’s John Oliver rants about future of newspapers; his solution off-base

A memorable tirade about the future of newspapers and the dire state of journalism by HBO host and comedian John Oliver is worth 19 minutes if you can swing it. I like much of what Oliver said and especially loved his little vignette at the end on how things may go - riffing off the movie … [Read more...]

Digital pioneer Arianna Huffington moves on; lessons from HuffPo

New media vanguard Arianna Huffington is leaving the digital media business she founded to expand her wellness venture. It was only 11 years ago - 2005 - that she launched the Huffington Post. "HuffPo" jolted the traditional news media awake with its digital deluge of news, not-quite-news, … [Read more...]

The short life of The New Day; we can learn from innovative newspaper that closed after two months

Some people still believe in print journalism. Good for them I say. UK newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror, is among the believers. Although they may have tempered their enthusiasm recently. In February Trinity Mirror launched The New Day, a 40-page daily aimed at women ages 35 to 55 in … [Read more...]

Star nixes comments; can you blame them?

There used to be a twitter account called @avoidcomments. Unlike comments, it's a great read, with tweets like: Were truer words ever spoken? At the end of their monitoring tether, the folks at the Toronto Star acted on this unhappy state of affairs earlier this week by announcing they were … [Read more...]