Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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‘The American Press on suicide watch"

The NYT’s Frank Rich sums up developments in American newspaper journalism and ends with a warning that if we want good journalism, we’re going to have to pay for it.

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Sun, May 10 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

What if the N.Y. Times were to die? Like, this spring?

The Atlantic explores the issue of whether the Great Grey Lady could just up and financially collapse, and if so, what that might mean to American journalism.

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Wed, January 7 2009 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

NYT Co. borrows against its building

From the NYT: The New York Times Company plans to borrow up to $225 million against its mid-Manhattan headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze as the company grapples with tighter credit and shrinking profits. The company has retained Cushman & Wakefield, the real estate firm, to act as its agent to secure […]

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Mon, December 8 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

‘Why feed the garbage machine?’

NYT public editor Clark Hoyt finds stunningly little reportage on actual policy in his newspaper’s coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign.

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Mon, October 13 2008 » Main Page, Media, politics » Comments Off

Jayson Blair five years later

It’s been five years since a journalistic time bomb named Jayson Blair finally exploded at the New York Times,┬áleading to an article published on the newspaper’s website with┬áthe following sombre headline: “Times Reporter Who Resigned Leaves Long Trail of Deception.”

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Sat, May 10 2008 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

WSJ Online likely to become free: Murdoch

From AP via News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday he intends to make access to The Wall Street Journal’s Web site free, trading subscription fees for anticipated ad revenue.

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Tue, November 13 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

NYT to dump TimesSelect premium content model? carried this Reuters story: The New York Times Co. plans to stop charging Internet users for access to its columnists and Op-Ed pieces on a section of its Web site known as TimesSelect, The New York Post reported on Tuesday. The Post, citing a source briefed on the matter, said a decision had been […]

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Wed, August 8 2007 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

NYT editor talks web journalism – II

More Jonathan Landman. I like this guy’s online style. His answers have the ring of truth, which means he’s either being honest or is a supremely gifted spinner! :) I clipped out some online highlights, but he also answered some print questions.

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Thu, April 27 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

NYT editor talks web journalism

The NYT’s Jonathan Landman, the paper’s deputy managing editor for digital journalism, talks about j-school and the coming age of the multiplatform journalist.

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Tue, April 25 2006 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off

A wiki-ed good idea — even if I do say so myself

Are you a well-estabished, global-brand newspaper with extensive archives but a poor system for making them accessible to website visitors? Read on! Here’s a note I posted to On April 3, I filed a note to this list about the redesign. In it, I kvetched a bit about the topic pages, which I […]

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Thu, April 13 2006 » Main Page, Media » 2 Comments