Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Newsertainment? Enternews? What's the diff at WPIX?

From the NYT: When does a television show become an event worth covering on the evening news? Lately, the answer seems to be every week — at least when the show has high ratings expectations and runs on the same network as the newscast. On WPIX, the New York affiliate of the CW network, the […]

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Mon, October 1 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

Publishing a newspaper for reasons other than profit. What a concept

That concept is currently in operation at the foundation-owned St. Petersburg Times in Florida, and it's sparking discussion in an industry where the overwhelming pressure to preserve high profit margins is leading to a gutting of the journalistic mission. From the NYT: DURING the next year or so, The St. Petersburg Times plans to continue pursuing […]

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Letting circulation fall by design

Yes, newspaper circulation is falling, but major U.S. newspapers aren't trying to reach everyone anymore. If the audience isn't of value to advertisers, then too bad, so sad for them. From the NYT: As the newspaper industry bemoans falling circulation, major papers around the country have a surprising attitude toward a lot of potential readers: […]

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Mimi’s is gone. Oh well.

I guess this means no more public humiliations while waiting to order an El Vez. Allow me to explain. Foodie Bob Blumer put it this way in a Now magazine obit for the tiny, quirky Queen/Bathurst diner, which held a garage sale on the weekend to mark its closing: It’s the end of the world as […]

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