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Shaping the Future of the Newspaper

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Journalism

by Matt DeRienzo

We're adding a full-time curator position at The Register Citizen.

Jenny Golfin, whose duties have included morning shift web updating, social media management and reporting, will be devoted full-time to this new role. Her mission will be to provide our audience with links to breaking and comprehensive news and information relevant to their community and interests.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-03-28 19:01

We've seen a flood of innovations over the past few years in journalism on the web: from technology and the delivery of news to new forms of storytelling and reporting. But making those innovations happen has been neither fast nor easy. How do you manage meaningful change that sticks? That question drives our research.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-03-28 14:34

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN) -- Garum Tesfaye is one of Addis Ababa's "newspaper landlords," a group of entrepreneurs in the Ethiopian capital who rent out papers to people too poor to buy them.

Surrounded by worn-out copies of old newspapers, stacks of gossip magazines and the crisp print of the latest news, Tesfaye sits attentively, checking his watch every now and then.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-28 14:26

by John Reinan

The future of newspapers in the Twin Cities could hinge on events in Southern California. Sound crazy? Let me explain.

One of California's largest newspapers, the Orange County Register, is for sale. Industry analysts expect a couple of companies to bid aggressively for it: Tribune and MediaNews Group.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-25 10:24

Mail Online, Associated Newspapers' online network, has overtaken the Huffington Post to become the second most popular news website in the world in March, according to new figures from metrics firm comScore.

Arianna Huffington's groundbreaking news and opinion website, which was bought by AOL for $315m (£193m) in February, was leapfrogged by Mail Online, which is now second only to the New York Times in ComScore's "newspapers" category.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-24 10:40

by David Carr

In 2008, when I last saw Michael Klingensmith, he was sitting in a corner office on the 34th floor of the Time Warner building, one of three powerful executives who controlled Time Inc., the biggest magazine publisher in the world.

It was the only company that Mr. Klingensmith, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, had ever worked for. After three decades, including stops at Sports Illustrated and Time, he was on the short list to become the next chief executive.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-24 10:31

by Mike Masnick

A few weeks ago, when the NYTimes' Bill Keller bizarrely compared Arianna Huffington to a Somali pirate, we noted that journalism is a form of aggregation as well. After all, you're taking content from the people who actually make news, and aggregating it into a publication. It appears that others are catching on to this as well. A bunch of folks have passed along this blog post from the Zunguzungu blog, which notes that journalists are aggregating too.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-15 15:20

If you haven't yet launched an app, do it quickly, just to see if your audience really wants them, says Renate Nyborg, Head of Business Development for A&N Mobile & TV in the United Kingdom.

Speaking at WAN-IFRA Digital Media Europe, being held in London from 11-13 April, Ms Nyborg says that's what A&N did with its Metro title - and the result from the simple exercise was a new apps business, tailored for the profile of Metro readers.

That first app was a simple PDF of the daily paper. "The key was doing something very quickly to get an idea of the appetite of our mobile readers for a mobile app," says Ms Nyborg. The result was 350,000 downloads.

Once the company learned its audience wanted apps, it started to develop more sophisticated offerings, ultimately leading to the creation of Metro Apps, a new business dedicated to lifestyle apps and games that appeal to the Metro audience and benefit from the brand.

"The key thing is to play to your strengths and build your strategy on insight," Ms Nyborg says. "It's not really about just jumping on the bandwagon like people did a few years ago on social media. It's about defining your audience, how they use content, and then building something that fits in to their behaviour."

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-15 15:10

by Tom Rosenstiel

There are few things journalists like to discuss more than, well, themselves and the long-term prospects for their industry. How long will print newspapers survive? Are news aggregation sites the future? Or are online paywalls -- such as the one the New York Times just launched -- the way to go?

As media organizations plot their future, it's worth discarding some misconceptions about what it will take to keep the press from becoming yesterday's news.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-11 12:16

In 2007, two years into the launch of the Huffington Post, cofounder Jonah Peretti coined a term for news sites that disguise how little investment actually goes into most of their content: the mullet strategy. Named after a much-mocked hairstyle that's short and neat in front but long and unkempt in back, mullet strategists maintain a spiffy, well-groomed front page they can show to advertisers while serving most of their actual page views on a constellation of low-quality discussion boards, sexed-up celebrity news bits and user- or auto-generated content.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-11 11:16

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