Analyst Mary Meeker believe we have only begun to see the growth of mobile usage. But in her presentation on internet trends at the D10 conference today, she pointed out how low the returns are for businesses trying to monetise their mobile sites. Average CPMs on mobile are a 5th of those on the desktop […]
I’m surprised and disappointed that at least two major international news organisations still have not reported the death yesterday of Jack Layton, leader of Canada’s official opposition. More than 36 hours after Mr Layton’s untimely death at the age of 61, searching the websites of CNN and Al Jazeera English turns up nothing. (Screenshots here […]
The Print After Parties by from Jason Eppink are a series of unauthorized notional raves thrown in the abandoned distribution infrastructure of crumbling print institutions. (They’re pretend parties, not real ones.)
The promotional video [above] gives the flavour of this new news organization which launched this morning, while Martin Langeveld at Nieman Journalism Lab explores the Texas Tribune website. Founder and chairman John Thornton writes about the Tribune’s mission and the reasons for its nonprofit approach.
Today, a roundup of some graphs related to yesterday’s release of newspaper circulation numbers in the United States. Warning, these graphs may disturb anyone who believes printed news isn’t fading fast. Discretion is advised. How much has newspaper household penetration fallen since WW2? From almost 130 per cent to only 33 per cent. Allan Mutter […]
Highlights of the projects presented during June’s Future of News and Civic Media conference at MIT.
Jon Friedman of the Wall Street Journal interviews Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, who says the future of online journalism is social, linked, and free.
John Temple mentioned this wonderful story a couple of weeks ago on his blog, and I thought it was well worth sharing. The town of Silverton, Colorado has saved its weekly newspaper in an innovative way. Read John’s post, or better yet watch the video above to get the story. Talk about being a jack-of-all-trades! […]
After two years of trying and failing to make a buck on its hyperlocal website LoudounExtra.com, the Washington Post will close the site next month. Rafat Ali has the story at PaidContent.org, while former LoudounExtra blogger Tammi Marcoullier posts a few thoughts on the site’s demise. As Rafat points out, the closure stands in interesting […]
The Wall St Journal moved into new premises in June, and Chris O’Brien at Next Newsroom published the above photos. Find more info and photos on The Next Newsroom Project