Bill Doskoch: Media, BPS*, Film, Minutiae

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Ooh, that killer HuffPo

BusinessInsider.com had the following headline:  How the Huffington Post’s traffic is killing rival news sites It’s a quick-and-dirty post based on an analysis by Ken Doctor, who headlined his post Happy Birthday HuffPo (Hint: Give money) The Huffington Post ‘s birthday isn’t until May 9. Doctor salutes the tabloid for its explosive growth, but notes […]

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Fri, April 23 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Ooh, that killer HuffPo

A scolding for the NYT on anonymous source abuse

NYT public editor Clark Hoyt yips at the paper for a number of instances in recent weeks where anonymous sources were improperly used.

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Sun, April 18 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on A scolding for the NYT on anonymous source abuse

Sober j-standards in an era of now

NYT public editor Clark Hoyt frets about some slipups by the paper’s staff as it strives to deal with a real-time news world.

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Sun, April 11 2010 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on Sober j-standards in an era of now

‘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 on ‘The American Press on suicide watch"

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

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 on NYT Co. borrows against its building

‘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 on ‘Why feed the garbage machine?’

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, leading to an article published on the newspaper’s website with the 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 on Jayson Blair five years later

WSJ Online likely to become free: Murdoch

From AP via CTV.ca: 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 on WSJ Online likely to become free: Murdoch

NYT to dump TimesSelect premium content model?

Globeandmail.com 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 on NYT to dump TimesSelect premium content model?