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New Business Model

Successfully Integrating Print and Digital News

March 8, 2011

Tweet This morning as I was waiting for my usual triple venti soy latte at my favorite coffee shop, Starbucks for the record, I perused the headlines at the newsstand.  Sifting through the pages of the Wall Street Journal, one headline in big bold letters caught my attention.  It was teasing the reader to read […]

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7 Steps to Save Your Local Newspaper: #7 Execute These Steps One at a Time

February 25, 2011

Tweet Throughout this series, we have been discussing steps that a local newspaper could implement systemically that will not only save it, but will allow it to embrace the changes resulting in the ability to better compete and achieve greater success.  One thing is for certain, the legacy model used for years in the newspaper […]

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7 Steps to Save Your Local Newspaper: #6-Newspaper Business Plan

January 10, 2011

Tweet If you have been following this series, 7 Steps to Save Your Local Newspaper, then by now your head is probably whirling with information and you might be wondering where to go from here.  This step will assist you in taking what we’ve been discussing, applying it to your organization, and implementing a plan […]

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7 Steps to Save Your Local Newspaper: #1 – Shift Your Mindset

October 10, 2010

Tweet Last week I introduced my seven step plan to save your local newspaper. This week, we’ll dive right into step number one: shifting your mindset. And really, this is the most important step of them all. If you can’t redirect your energies towards a business model that works and leave behind all of the […]

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7 Steps to Save Your Local Newspaper: Introduction

September 26, 2010

Tweet Over the past few months I’ve been offering up my ideas, little by little, of how newspapers need to change in order to adapt to the new technological and economic climate. I’ve been authoring posts for this blog and peppering a few provocative comments throughout the web, hoping that a few local newspapers will […]

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Newspaper – Revenue or Journalism: Is It One or the Other?

August 15, 2010

Tweet If you were to ask an editor for a local newspaper what type of value local news provides, you would probably get an answer along the lines of: “Quality information is an intrinsic civic good whose value cannot ever be fully measured. Our constitution’s second amendment could not stand without the aid of this […]

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6 Ways that the LA Times Can Increase Its Revenue

July 19, 2010

Tweet I recently read an article over at sfnblog.com entitled “LA Times Adds E-Commerce Links, Revises Comment Policy.” When I first glanced at this headline, I thought: “Great! Finally some of these big newspaper people are realizing that they need to monetize their content.” But then, as I proceeded to read through the article, I […]

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Dear Corporate Newspaper, Paywalls Won’t Work.

June 13, 2010

Tweet I have a message for all of the corporate news organizations sitting in their ivory towers behind their mahogany desks: Quit trying to convince people to pay money for content that you’ve been giving them for free for years! No one who is used to getting the news for free online is going to […]

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Can Local Newspapers Afford to Report in Real Time?

May 19, 2010

Tweet Or rather, can they afford not to? People in the digital world expect information to be delivered right away, as soon as events happen. But local news papers are too strapped for resources to make this happen. What’s the solution? In order to deepen my understanding of the issues that we’re trying to tackle […]

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Should Newspapers Ditch Google News?

May 9, 2010

Tweet I noticed a post on April 23rd on EditorsWebBlog.org about the struggle that newspaper websites are going through right now over whether or not to continue giving their content to Google for free. The author, Maria Conde, cites the internet consultant Arnon Mishkin, who is a major proponent of payed content, and who has […]

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