While 2008 and 2009 are the high-water marks in terms of anni horribli for the U.S. newspaper industry, the same ain't necessarily so across Europe, where some publishers have been more creative about business problem-solving. For example, the news is free, but people pay for related services. From the March 29 NYT: In some European countries, newspapers are [...]
From AP via nytimes.com (posted March 29): The Huffington Post said Sunday that it would bankroll a group of investigative journalists and make the nation’s economy an initial priority for coverage. The Web site is collaborating with The Atlantic Philanthropies and other donors to create the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, with an initial budget of [...]
From the NYT: Maybe once a year, a city has a news day as heavy as the one that just hit Detroit: The White House forced out the chairman of General Motors, word leaked that the administration wanted Chrysler to hitch its fortunes to Fiat, and Michigan State University’s men’s basketball team reached the Final [...]
The Smoking Gun reports that Vince Shlomi, the ShamWow pitchman, got arrested last month in Miami after picking up a prostitute who bit his tongue and wouldn't let go, necessitating a vigorous physical response from Mr. Shlomi in an attempt to free himself. From Gawker: The Smoking Gun got hold of the police report and [...]
And please, figure out ways to make your lifestyle a less carbon-intensive one on a daily basis.
New York University professor Jay Rosen has collated some of the best essays out on the Web right now about journalism and the state of the U.S. newspaper industry. You can find them in this PressThink blog posting. Here's his intro: As the crisis in newspaper journalism grinds on, people watching it are trying to [...]
Ian Brown and Margaret Wente both kick the tires on Twitter. Brown’s look-over is more existential, while Wente displays her usual snark.
Russell Smith loves the texture of a newspaper in the morning, so it pains him that the end of the newspaper era appears to be looming.
The CBC will cut a total of 80 news jobs across its English language services, part of 393 to be chopped. Those are part of 800 jobs to be chopped across the entire corporation. Here’s the full CBC.ca story. On Radio One, current affairs shows The Inside Track, Outfront and The Point are gone. The Point’s [...]
I got to go to the budget lockup and cover the budget for ctvtoronto.ca. Here’s what I came up with (the video reports of my CTV Toronto colleagues Paul Bliss and John Musselman, CTV News’ John Vennavally-Rao and BNN’s Amanda Lang are attached, along with some raw vid): Ontario posting $57 billion in deficits over [...]