Monthly Archives: September 2009

Revamped US Journalism Courses Attract Students

From the Chronicle of HE (Katherine Mangan): “Many universities report that journalism enrollments are up this year. Over the past few weeks, a lot of these budding journalists have been blogging, broadcasting, and tweeting their way through introductory courses that … Continue reading

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Finding a niche: do papers need to focus better on what they do well?

Jim Brady, web consultant to Guardian America: “You take most newspapers in the U.S., there are a couple things they’re really, really good at, better at probably than anybody else. And then there are a long list of things they’re … Continue reading

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A journalistic limbo until we reach The New World | Journalism.co.uk Editors’ Blog

Imagined scenarios for online journalism, before we reach the New World (Promised Land, Golden Age etc), by Benji Lanyado: “1) The paywalls go up, and a black market for scoops emerges 2) The non-paywall sites are damned because they didn’t … Continue reading

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Phone app lets news readers be extraordinarily helpful

Steve Outing on the Extraordinaries: "…a brilliant concept in empowering the crowd to do good things. Foremost, the idea is to allow people to use the little bits of spare time they have (riding the bus home, waiting at the … Continue reading

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UK news sites see 54% increase in hits from USA

Robin Goad of Hitwise sets out the figures, noting that the Drudge Report is the second-largest source, sandwiched by Google Search (top) and Google News (third): “UK Internet visits to News and Media websites grew by 8% last year, but … Continue reading

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BusinessWeek sinks $16m on social media project

Sounds like a spectacularly large spend for a social networking site, even for a large publishing company. Makes me wonder if there's more to be told. From Brand Republic: "As the bid deadline for ailing BusinessWeek magazine approaches the McGraw-Hill … Continue reading

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Paying the price: cost of Johnston Press’s debt

Sobering stuff as Peter Kirwan spells out the numbers underlying Johnston Press’s refinancing of £485m debt. As he puts it, “the maths are grim”, concluding that: the running total for bank payments comes to £75.2m during the next year. Remarkably, this … Continue reading

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