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Note to Senator Kerry: newspapers are f-cked

April 22, 2009

Why are we bailing out the past when we should be investing in the future?

Red ink flows at the New York Times

April 22, 2009

The New York Times Company has continued the trend of appalling results from US media groups, with a 27% plunge in ad revenue.

Why Time and Newsweek will never be The Economist

April 22, 2009

"We're going to turn things around by being like The Economist" may be the most overused magazine cliché, but trying to emulate the mag is a fool's errand. Vanity Fair explain why.

Indian media in recession denial

April 21, 2009

Indian newspapers are banning the use of the word "recession" in connection with their country. Apparently a recession is only something that happens in America.

Seattle: the new frontier for online news media

April 21, 2009

Last month the Seattle Post Intelligencer became the largest American daily to go entirely online, while former PI staff have launched their own competitive daily online news source -- the Seattle Post Globe.

BMW sponsors entire editions of AFR and Oz

April 21, 2009

The Australian Financial Review has pulled off what may be a local media first -- a complete advertising takeover of an edition by BMW.  The BMW logo appears on all but 14 of the edition’s 64 pages.

Fairfax publicity stunt: printing newspapers

April 20, 2009

Fairfax Media are distributing one-off print editions of their brisbanetimes.com.au and WAtoday.com.au mastheads today.

Oxbridge presses aren’t charities

April 20, 2009

Cambridge and Oxford University Presses are recieving tax breaks through a charity loop-hole.

US printing presses grind to a halt

April 17, 2009

The biggest newsprint maker and the second largest retail mall operator both went bankrupt overnight.

Time to start paying for online news?

April 17, 2009

A new venture called Journalism Online will offer a one-stop subscription site for access to multiple online newspapers and magazines. But will the punters pay?