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.
Four top newspaper editors in Toronto talked about the challenges facing their newsrooms in a world where print economics are crumbling and digital is proving to be an economic scramble.
Arthur Brisbane Jr., outgoing public editor of the New York Times, had a few things to say in his final column about groupthink in the newsroom.
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.
In response to a slowdown in advertising sales, the Globe and Mail will be asking staff to accept unpaid furloughs this summer as one way to cut costs.
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, [...]
It seems that replacing print dollars with even digital dimes will be tougher than newspaper organizations thought. Digital ad sales are stagnant or even falling at some news companies.
National Post columnist Andrew Coyne had a pre-written column about the Alberta election, one that turned out to be wildly at odds with the final result. It was un-published.
The Guardian is an excellent newspaper that’s trying many innovations. One impetus for its risk-taking might be that the organization will run out of money if losses continue at their current pace.
A couple items rolled through my Twitter feed this weekend that are worth checking out in the ongoing battle between the digerati and those rooted in the ways of print and ink.