This made the rounds of Twitter Tuesday night. It’s a blog post by a 28-year-old woman who got the news bug in her teens, started a full-time reporting job in 2005 — but who quit the news biz to write for a public hospital (with health benefits and a pension plan). Here was Allyson Bird’s […]
Canada’s largest circulation newspaper has bowed to the inexorable pressure of falling advertising revenues and cut staff, offsetting some of those cuts by outsourcing page layout work to another company.
John Robinson has been out of the newspaper game for a year, after being in it for 27, the last l3 as editor of the News and Record newspaper in Greensboro, N.C. He offers some thoughts on what he would have done better, looking backward through the lens.
The flurry of paywall expansions is continuing, this time with Canada’s largest newspaper announcing it is going to introduce a digital subscription in 2013.
From The Globe and Mail: Canada’s largest chain of metropolitan newspapers will close the gates in the new year and ask readers to pay to read their online content.
On Oct. 22, the Globe and Mail will unleash its metered paywall, restricting casual visitors to 10 articles per month online. After that, you’ll be asked to subscribe to Globe Unlimited, which will be priced about $20 per month plus tax for those casual users.
Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.
A sold-out room full of media managers, working journalists and lesser mortals gathered on Sept. 13 to hear the musings of one David Carr, media columnist for the New York Times and author of the harrowing memoir The Night of the Gun. The event was headlined Yes Genius, the Sky is Falling. So Now What? […]
Striving to become a profitable, digital-first media company, Postmedia announced Tuesday that it plans to continue cutting costs in the next few years as it revealed lower second-quarter earnings.
From The Globe and Mail: Publisher and chief executive officer Phillip Crawley told an all-staff meeting Thursday that the paper will implement a metered paywall system this fall, asking readers to pay if they read more than a certain number of articles each month. The number of free articles per month hasn’t yet been established, […]