Warning: this post contains graphic scenes

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 […]

First report from The Local’s virtual assignment desk

Citizen journalist Elisabeth Donnelly was the first to have her work published as part of a new program on The Local, a community website operated by the New York Times. Responding to an invitation on The Local’s new Virtual Assignment Desk (see earlier blog post), Donnelly covered the 88th Precinct Community and Youth Council meeting […]

Linking is good thinking

There’s nothing like a long weekend (Monday being “Family Day” here in Ontario) to catch up on a bit of reading. Among the nuggets I got to today was this Dec 3 item on why Frank Rich of the New York Times is such a prolific linker in his online columns. Rich told Edward J […]

Publishing goes high-tech

Research and development departments are not something one generally associates with newspaper companies – even those that have remodelled themselves as multi-channel news companies. But at the New York Times, Nick Bilton leads a team designing technologies “that will become commonplace in a 24-48-month time frame.” Another sign that the Times is investing now for […]

NY Times covers local news with new blog

At a time when national and international news is available just about everywhere online [including on portal sites, webmail services and news aggregators], in-depth local coverage is being recognized as a key competitive advantage for newspaper websites. Even the New York Times, one of the strongest news “brands” globally, is emphasizing local news online. The paper today launched the […]