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Ben H. Bagdikian, Reporter of Broad Range and Conscience, Dies at 96 - The New York Times
“Never forget,” he told his students at the outset, “that your obligation is to the people. It is not, at heart, to those who pay you, or to your editor, or to your sources, or to your friends, or to the advancement of your career. It is to the public.”
journalism  obituaries  washington  publishing  corporations  power  reporting  writing 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Apple marketing executive Bozoma Saint John is joining Uber as its chief brand officer - Recode
I’m a change agent. I enjoy telling stories of brands at moments in time that [they] are going to change culture and I firmly believe that Uber is going to do that.”
labor  apple  corporations  marketing 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Building Diversity: The People That Analytics Often Leaves Behind - Knowledge@Wharton
“So it’s almost like they’re saying to me, ‘Hmm, if there were more of you, we could tell you why there are so few of you.’ Now who sounds crazy, right?”
diversity  business  corporations  black  asianamerican  latinx 
june 2017 by allaboutgeorge
OK Go's Damian Kulash on leaving Capitol Records | Pop & Hiss | Los Angeles Times
“We only want to understand the logistics of the record business as long as it keeps us afloat creatively,” Kulash said. “Whenever I read music business magazines or blogs, I get nauseous. With the op-eds, we’re usually just chugging along as band, and when something gets in the way, I’ll say, ‘This counters common sense’ and write about it. But my great fear now is that if every musician is their own business, we’ll be self-selective towards very calculating musicians. I don’t think that being a clear thinker and being a great musician are mutually exclusive, but that’s not historically the trend."
music  business  video  marketing  corporations  entrepreneurs  identity  online 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Gordon Crovitz: Media Moguls and Creative Destruction - WSJ.com
"The Internet may be somebody's friend—most notably, the consumers of media—but it is not the friend of incumbent media companies," they assert. "For the incumbent, any benefits from the Internet on either the cost or new revenue opportunity side are overwhelmed by the damage done by the lowering of barriers to entry" by technology. "Digital media systematically lowers the cost of entry into most markets—it's far easier to start a local Web site than a newspaper."s
newspapers  media  journalism  online  web  publishing  digital  business  corporations  capitalism 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Rescuing The Reporters « Clay Shirky
For people who see newspapers as whole institutions that need to be saved, their size (and not the just the dozens and dozens of people on the masthead, but everyone in business and operations as well) makes ideas like Coll’s seems like non-starters — we’re talking about a total workforce in the hundreds, so non-profit conversion seems crazy.

[I]f you start not from total head count but from a list of the people necessary for the production of Jones’ “iron core of news,” a list that, in the Columbia Daily Tribune’s case, would be something like a dozen. (To put this in perspective, KBIA, Columbia’s NPR affiliate, lists a staff of 20.)

Seen in that light, what’s needed for a non-profit news plan to work isn’t an institutional conversion, it’s a rescue operation. There are dozen or so reporters and editors in Columbia, Missouri, whose daily and public work is critical to the orderly functioning of that town, and those people are trapped inside a burning business model.
journalism  media  newspapers  business  news  work  culture  economics  local  future  reporting  writing  nonprofit  corporations  cities 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Five Key Reasons Why Newspapers Are Failing | Politics & Media | SPLICETODAY.COM
The issues I delineate below I think are by far the central, salient facts about the vaporization of the daily newspaper industry. But too often they are elided or ignored. After 30 years in the industry, I know enough to know I don’t know what it should be doing. But if we’re talking about the state of the industry, and we’re not acknowledging the issues below, we’re not fully looking at the roots of the problem.

And if the media doesn’t understand the issues that have actually put it into the precarious position it’s in, how can it survive?
journalism  media  newspapers  business  corporations 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Meet Das Racist, the Smartest Stupid Guys in the Room -- New York Magazine
“We could have written a structured treatise attacking corporate proliferation. Or we could just say ‘Pizza Hut Taco Bell’ over and over. That shit’s way funnier.”
music  humor  comedy  songwriting  newyork  business  corporations  attention 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Mobile Media Mergers Jump 46% - BusinessWeek
According to a new report from investment banker JEGI, mobile media and technology sector had seen a 46% increase in mergers and acquisitions in the second quarter of 2009. In the first half of the year, the mobile industry had struck 16 deals valued at a total of $146 million. That’s up from 11 deals valued at $107 million in the first half of 2008. Impressive. [...]
mobile  business  corporations  media 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
gary scott: More furloughs at MediaNews*
All LANG employees will be forced to take five days off between now and the end of September - those with vacation time will be able to collect vacation pay; those without will be forced to take an unpaid furlough.
medianews  work  jobs  losangeles  newspapers  media  journalism  business  corporations 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Adding value in the new news ecosystem « BuzzMachine
The greatest value a news organization can add to this new news ecosystem is to identify, curate, vet, and train people. Ideally, that needs to happen before the big story breaks. But it can even be done outside the country, as I saw CNN do this morning, talking with a Columbia University student from Iran, who knew who was real and was there from her network of family and friends. Of course, even if you know the people you’re listening to, it’s impossible to know whether everything they say is true unless you can verify it yourself. But that’s the point: You can’t.

[...] The larger the network of people a news organization can organize, the better shape it will be in when news breaks, the better it can filter the reports that come – whether from people in that network or in the larger network of people those people know. The more people in the network, the more who can go to the scene of news or research closer to it – the more you can ask for help.
journalism  newspapers  news  internet  twitter  social  editing  media  business  corporations  relationships  friendship  iran 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Mobile money to poor seen $5 billion market in 2012 | Reuters
The scope of mobile financial services in these markets has grown quickly from simple cash transfers by text message to payments for everything from a taxi ride to a utility bill.

There are about one billion people in emerging markets who have cellphones, but no bank accounts. CGAP expects that number to rise to 1.7 billion to 2012, with around one in five of them picking up mobile money -- and creating the $5 billion market.

Most optimistic researchers expect more than a billion people in emerging markets to start using mobile money within a few years, while some are more cautious than CGAP.
mobile  finance  bank  money  africa  technology  business  corporations 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Nokia popularity fading among teens: survey by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech
"It is a sign that competition for the hearts and minds of young mobile users has intensified over the past year," said Neil Mawston from Strategy Analytics.

"Younger users are important because they can be opinion leaders and trend leaders. Nokia will need to discover why its heartshare has been slipping, and take actions to ensure it does not translate into lost market share,"
mobile  nokia  marketing  youth  business  corporations 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » How charging for articles could hobble the future of journalism
I can understand that news publishers — the owners and stockholders and managers — will do everything they can to cling to a failing model, because that is the way of the business world. A revenue stream is a revenue stream; it’s hard to give it up today, even when you know it’s going away tomorrow. But the journalists who care about their own craft’s values and traditions should think twice before applauding the intransigence of their business colleagues. In the long run, it will do nothing to save their jobs. And it will make it that much harder for all of us to rebuild a vibrant and sound news tradition online.
web  newspapers  journalism  media  business  corporations  online  social  internet  technology 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
U2 manager: 'Ultimately free is the enemy of good' | Digital Media - CNET News
One of the reasons we have a worldwide audience is that we were able, we usually have, the biggest touring attraction, but that's not true for everyone. It's important to remember that the traditional worldwide star-making functions of the big record companies. There's nothing on the horizon to replace that.

That was what I was always interested in personally as a businessman and manager. We as a band, U2, were excited about the idea of being big all over the world. We freely admit that. I don't know how people will do that in the future. I think the universality of pop music that we've become used to in the last few decades that's in danger. There is, of course, local repertoires, music in every part of the world. I'm not a mad imperialist.

I'm not trying to get everyone to listen to the same kind of music, but the Beatles caught the imagination of nearly everyone in the world. So did Elvis. There have been a few other examples, like U2. I'd hate to see that stop happening.
music  business  copyright  u2  corporations  rock  songwriting  attention 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Micro-presence: changing the 'status' quo | Social Business | ZDNet.com
Although there may not be much value for business in the consumer social networks that are dominating the Internet today, business is a very social enterprise. It is only a matter of time before the right tools, the right culture and the right uses come together to create value for managers and employees alike.
business  social  presence  attention  blogging  twitter  work  jobs  corporations 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SocialFishing...: The 2 Paradoxes of Identity in a Digital Age
[...] In other words, as an organization, we also have a social identity. We are building a presence on the social web, opening up our communications, learning how to engender trust, how to enable employees to represent us, how to have a personality, how to be transparent, etc. We're thinking about how to layer all kinds of rich conversation on top of our traditional marketing. We're adding complexity while peeling away layers, if that makes sense; we're learning to relinquish control and give our members more ownership, in several different yet connected spaces. More varied, more complex, less control. [...]
identity  work  jobs  corporations  business  attention  marketing  ethics  behavior  online  social  power 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Daily Kos: State of the Nation
Ultimately, new models will emerge from the ashes of the newspaper biz. People may feel nostalgic about their morning newspapers, but the world evolves, and the way we consume information evolves with it. Good journalism will get done, on the air, online, and even in newsprint by specialized niche publications.

Journalism doesn't need newspapers to exist. It needs distribution outlets. It is media agnostic. And in today's world, the last thing we lack are distribution outlets.
politics  newspapers  journalism  law  business  corporations  media 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Warren Hellman to unveil new journalism model - San Francisco Business Times:
When you look under the hood of daily journalism, and the changes that have undermined newspapers’ classic print-advertising model, “I began to understand that we needed to put together a team to answer some basic questions,” including: “Is there a viable model anywhere in the world for us to emulate here in San Francisco?” “If there is not, how do we develop one?” “(H)ow would this model function in terms of news gathering and editorial content?”
journalism  media  newspapers  sanfrancisco  business  corporations  marketing  publishing  news  public  entrepreneurs 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Research: Actually, Readers Would Pay For Online News | paidContent:UK
What most such assessments miss is the obvious distinction between mass-market readers and specialist, business readers, who are far more likely to subscribe to content. PwC’s online study, which surveyed 700 people in seven countries, saw the difference and concluded: “While the vast majority of consumers indicate that they are primarily interested in general news, a growing segment is increasingly demanding specialised, targeted and relevant information.”

Specifically, respondents said they would pay the equivalent of between €16 and €32 a month for news on paper, and between €6 and €12 for news online or on mobile. In fact, those aged under 50 are more likely to pay than elder people.
journalism  media  newspapers  uk  research  business  corporations  information  mobile 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - Romenesko - MediaNews execs: We'll no longer give away all our print content to web users
We are not trying to invent new premium products, but instead tell our existing print readers that what they are buying has real value, and to our online audience (who don’t buy the print edition), that if you want access to all online content, you are going to have to register, and/or pay. If a non-subscriber wants the newspaper content in its entirety online, they will be directed to some sort of registration or pay vehicle (and if they are a print subscriber, they will have full access at no charge). To be clear, the brand value proposition to the consumer is that the newspaper is a product, whether in print or online, which must be paid for.
wtf  journalism  media  news  medianews  newspapers  business  corporations 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Brad DeLong's "Our future as a financial colony" - THE WEEK
It's not that proxy contests will be initiated in Mandarin (although youngsters in Britain and America may well find themselves being sent to finishing schools in Maharashtra to purge themselves of their hillbilly Oxford or Boston accents and acquire the high-class English tones of Mumbai). But corporate bankruptcy will become a branch—probably the major branch—of international intrigue as governments find themselves dealt in whether they like it or not. And for the rest of us, "working for the man" will take on a brand-new—and foreign—dimension.
china  india  brazil  usa  business  finance  language  corporations  uk  government 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Anne Applebaum - A Starbucks State of Mind - washingtonpost.com
In fact, with the opening of a Warsaw Starbucks, one might even say we have reached the end of a cycle. Born in Central Europe, where it embodied an ideal of luxury and a certain set of aspirations; landing in Seattle, where it came to embody a different kind of luxury and a different set of aspirations; now reimported to Central Europe, aesthetically transformed but essentially fulfilling the same function, the coffeehouse appears to have come full circle, at last.
coffee  beverages  marketing  europe  poland  starbucks  identity  education  business  corporations  globalization 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
News & the new: Does Chrysler=Newspapers? - Susan Mernit's Blog
But as the old mega-businesses fall to their knees and flame out, watch carefully what comes next--I am hoping we see more local media, more public media, more community voices combined with skilled story telling and more accountability.
newspapers  media  journalism  business  corporations  public  story  community 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
You're Fired—but Stay in Touch - BusinessWeek
Alumni networks follow a tenet of the knowledge economy: Personal connections transcend corporate boundaries. Already, office workers routinely Twitter and share Facebook status updates with long lists of "friends" that often include business rivals and former colleagues. With their alumni networks, corporations attempt to dissolve those boundaries themselves, establishing for each company a broad network of people who can keep in touch throughout their careers to benefit from each other's knowledge and contacts. Some companies mix alumni with current employees; others keep them apart.
jobs  work  business  corporations  twitter  facebook  friendship  economy  social 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Print is still king: Only 3 percent of newspaper reading happens online » Nieman Journalism Lab
The fact remains, of course, that not only is online revenue alone insufficient to sustain news operations, but the print operations of our larger newspapers, having lost most monopoly pricing power, are not sustainable either, recession or no recession. Finding a solution for these industry problems demands careful monitoring of where the audience is actually spending its time and attention. While the audience’s online attention seems to be a surprisingly low 3 percent, online is clearly where the audience is migrating to. In my mind, as I’ve written pretty consistently since last September, the solution is an online-print hybrid in which print is consolidated to one, two or three editions per week, not seven.
journalism  newspapers  media  online  news  business  corporations  attention  marketing 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
OJR: Robert Niles: No one owns the news
They got used to owning the means of communication in the past, and came to believe that history entitles them to own the means of communication in the future. Every moment and dollar that Murdoch, the AP and the newspaper industry spend pursuing that false entitlement is a moment and dollar wasted. And the news industry no longer has any money, or time, to waste.
newspapers  google  innovation  ap  media  journalism  future  business  corporations 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Michael Kinsley - Life After Newspapers - washingtonpost.com
Maybe the newspaper of the future will be more or less like the one of the past, only not on paper. More likely it will be something more casual in tone, more opinionated, more reader-participatory. Or it will be a list of favorite Web sites rather than any single entity. Who knows? Who knows what mix of advertising and reader fees will support it? And who knows which, if any, of today's newspaper companies will survive the transition?

But will there be a Baghdad bureau? Will there be resources to expose a future Watergate? Will you be able to get your news straight and not in an ideological fog of blogs? Yes, why not -- if there are customers for these things. There used to be enough customers in each of half a dozen American cities to support networks of bureaus around the world. Now the customers can come from around the world as well.
media  journalism  newspapers  news  business  economics  corporations 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
MediaNews Reaches Deal to Defer Debt Payments - DealBook Blog - NYTimes.com
Like many newspaper companies, MediaNews took on huge amounts of debt to finance a string of acquisitions, including The San Jose Mercury News and more than 30 smaller papers in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to Standard & Poor’s Leveraged Commentary and Data, MediaNews took out a $350 million term loan in 2006 to finance the purchase of four newspapers from McClatchy.

In its forebearance agreement with its banks, led by Bank of America, MediaNews will forgo payments while it attempts to reorganize its capital structure, the people briefed on the matter said. The move will also help preserve the publisher’s cash.
medianews  journalism  business  corporations  contracostatimes  media  newspapers  economics 
april 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Seattle Paper Advances Plans to Turn Into Online-Only Publication - WSJ.com
Many of the journalists being asked to work for an online-only P-I are young and have experience blogging and covering breaking news, staffers say, a sign of the direction the P-I may take as an online-only publication.
newspapers  online  blogging  media  journalism  business  hearst  corporations  seattle  washingtonstate 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The MBA Option | American Journalism Review
"I was amazed that the people doing the decision-making [at the paper] had no business training whatsoever," says Breyer, now in her second year at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. "As journalists we had the same experience: We went into journalism for idealistic reasons. You very quickly see it is a business, and it is subject to the same constraints as any other corporate environment. I thought, if I want to make a difference in media, this is the time to get those skills."
education  journalism  media  business  college  academia  corporations 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Twitter Not Loved In Europe - Forbes.com
If European CEOs think it is a waste of time to Tweet, it is arrogant and a wrong step in their company's strategy," he says. "Twitter is an efficient way to get closer to your clients."

Le Meur moved from France to San Francisco, where Twitter is based, to start Seesmic, which has been called the video version of Twitter. "I Tweet all day," Le Meur says. "The other day I was complaining [on Twitter] about the fact that Sprint, my cellphone company, didn't have the new Blackberry. Ten minutes later, Sprint replied. Twitter is like a free focus group; they can monitor what clients are saying in real time."
social  business  marketing  communication  corporations  twitter  europe  socialnetworking  video  sanfrancisco 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle P-I put up for sale
P-I online reporter and blogger Monica Guzman cried at her desk with her head in her hands. She had just sent a Twitter post to the Web, saying, "Please, let us be O.K."

"It doesn't feel real," she said. "You hear about the problems in the industry all over the country and you start to think, 'Well, nothing that bad has happened to us yet, so maybe it won't.' You know it's naïve. You know it's stupid. And then it happens."

She said the need for journalists hasn't gone away.

"I just hope that someone will always do it with the dedication and the passion that I've seen in this newsroom," she said. "It's hard to look around at so much talent, potential, and know it could all end."
journalism  seattle  newspapers  media  business  corporations 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: How to save the newspaper industry
Now, here's my idea: The newspaper industry should ask the Justice Department for an antitrust exemption that would allow publishers to collaborate on a decision to begin charging for their Web sites. No paper would have to charge, and each paper could determine its own price. But if most papers in a region - San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, for example - began charging for Web access at more or less the same time, many readers would likely subscribe.
wtf  newspapers  media  journalism  sanfrancisco  oakland  sanjose  business  corporations 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
UPDATE: We're Different Than Tribune, MediaNews Says After Moody's Downgrade
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"All newspaper companies are facing credit downgrades and MediaNews Group is no exception," the parent company of The Denver Post and 53 other dailies said in a statement. "MediaNews has always been an industry leader in tightly managing its businesses and liquidity in good times and bad. MediaNews Group is in compliance with all debt covenants, as has always been the case, and expects to do whatever is needed to stay in compliance during these difficult times.""
medianews  journalism  newspapers  denver  business  corporations 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Jack in the Box burger tops unhealthful list - Los Angeles Times
The $1 burger from San Diego-based Jack in the Box topped the ranking because of its hamburger patty and "hefty helpings of cheese and mayo-onion sauce," said Krista Haynes, Cancer Project staff dietitian. The item contains 23 grams of fat, 860 milligrams of sodium, and bacon, a processed meat that Haynes said was associated with increased colorectal cancer risk.

[...] After ranking the Jack in the Box burger as the worst choice, the group said that Taco Bell's Cheesy Double Beef Burrito was a close second. The burrito contains processed beef and nacho cheese sauce. It weighs in at 20 grams of fat, including 7 grams of saturated fat, as well as 460 calories and contains what the Cancer Project called "an astonishing 1,620 milligrams of sodium."

Burger King's Breakfast Sausage Biscuit ranked third on the list of five. The McDouble from McDonald's was fourth and Wendy's Junior Bacon Cheeseburger was fifth.
food  business  corporations  vegan  cancer  health  science  research 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
California Media Collaborative: What a Tribune Company bankruptcy could mean for California
Singleton's approach -- which is to buy up newspapers in a single market area, and then share reporters, editing staff, office space, and other costs -- may be the only new potentially viable business model to have emerged from the catastrophic restructuring that the media industry is currently undergoing. This approach does not guarantee journalistic quality -- but it does offer strategy, albeit a despressing one, for how to cut costs.

What's significant is that 29 of Singleton's daily newspapers are in Northern California,and only 16 are in Southern California -- where the majority of Californians live.

Bringing together the LA Times, the San Diego Union Tribune and the Orange County Register would, in effect, replicate in Southern California Singleton's organizational structure in Northern California, but on a more ambitious scale than anything he has thus far attempted.
newspapers  media  news  medianews  california  business  corporations  losangeles  sandiego  bayarea 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Keeping calm about a possible Tribune bankruptcy | Steve Chapman
I'm glad to see that no one in this industry has had the gall to ask Washington for a bailout. True, journalism provides a valuable service to the public. But if the public isn't willing to pay for that service, we have no grounds to demand a rescue. It's our job as journalists to provide something people want in a form that they want and are willing to pay for. If we can't, we deserve our fate. But I hold out hope that we can.
journalism  media  newspapers  chicago  corporations  business 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
10 Tips for Building a Profitable Business
I guess I'd've gotten this kind of advice by going to the Start Conference.
business  howto  pets  corporations  finance 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
IMDB: Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - Memorable quotes
A-I-D-A. Attention, Interest, Decision, Action. Attention - Do I have you attention? Interest - Are you interested? I know you are, because it's fuck or walk. You close or you hit the bricks. Decision - Have you made your decision for Christ? And Action. [...] A-I-D-A. Get out there - you got the prospects coming in. You think they came in to get out of the rain? A guy don't walk on the lot lest he wants to buy. They're sitting out there waiting to give you their money. Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it?
quotes  comedy  writing  thinking  psychology  attention  marketing  business  corporations  money 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Deuzeblog: The People Formerly Known as the Employers
"Journalists today have to fight with their employers to keep the little protections they still have, and do so in a cultural context of declining trust and credibility in the eyes of audiences (the few "audiences" that still exist given the Rosen formula), a battle for hearts and minds that they have to wage without support from those who they traditionally relied on: their employers."
media  journalism  newspapers  relationships  work  power  theory  future  outsourcing  globalization  labor  unions  diy  news  business  corporations 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
MediaNews CEO: Outsourcing could be in journalism's future - USATODAY.com
"AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — Newspaper publishers should consider consolidating and outsourcing news operations — even overseas — to save money as revenues continue to shrink, the head of a major U.S. newspaper company said Monday.

MediaNews Group CEO Dean Singleton, who also serves as chairman of the board of The Associated Press, told the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association that papers should explore outsourcing in nearly every aspect of their operations. [...]"
newspapers  media  journalism  medianews  news  india  globalization  business  corporations  california 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Bloomberg.com: U.S.: Newspapers Axe Monday Issues on Paper Costs, Ad Slump
"It's not like we're shut off from the world when the local paper stops one day out of the week," said Tossell, 50, a life-long Kewanee resident. "In a small town, gossip gets around town faster than the newspaper comes out."
social  newspapers  media  marketing  journalism  business  corporations  nytimes  kansas 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Thomas Friedman - Why How Matters - NYTimes.com
ou do things matters more than ever, because so many more people can now see how you do things, be affected by how you do things and tell others how you do things on the Internet anytime, for no cost and without restraint.

“In a connected world, countries, governments and companies also have character, and their character — how they do what they do, how they keep promises, how they make decisions, how things really happen inside, how they connect and collaborate, how they engender trust, how they relate to their customers, to the environment and to the communities in which they operate — is now their fate.”
business  corporations  ethics  identity  reputation  social  government  economics  environment  community 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Advertising - Newspapers’ Web Revenue Is Stalling - NYTimes.com
"[...] Large papers like The Washington Post or The New York Times can sell premium ad space on, for example, a newspaper’s home page, for $15 to $50 for every thousand impressions. But these and other papers of all sizes have increasingly relied on middlemen — known as ad networks — to sell less desirable space, typically for around $1 for every thousand impressions. The networks usually charge advertisers double that or higher, industry insiders said.

While some publishers rely on ad networks, others are devising strategies to avoid them. [...]"
newspapers  business  corporations  marketing  media  online  blogging  local  nytimes 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - E-Media Tidbits - Amy Gahran's "Journalism and the Business of Staying Relevant (and Honest)"
"[...] Being involved in the business side of media also keeps you in touch with what kinds of news and information people really value (that is, what they'll demonstrably support with money or engagement). That's often quite different from the kind of news and info they might claim -- or even believe -- is important to them. [...]"
journalism  media  newspapers  education  college  business  corporations  news  attention  money  identity 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
AdWeek: Advertising: Oh No, We're McBama!
"[...] As a candidate, advertising is neither Obama nor McCain. We're a youthful face with a long, heroic history. The candidate who has been tortured by sinking economies and world events but hasn't given in. We're also the candidate of change(ing). Maybe slower than most people want -- but every year, we're making more progress than the last. [...]"
marketing  business  corporations  obama  mccain  politics  elections  campaigns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Unboxed - When Academia Puts Profit Ahead of Wonder - NYTimes.com
"The law of unintended consequences is perhaps less a 'law' than a simple statement of fact: We cannot accurately predict all the results of our actions. We may do something with the best of intentions, and sometimes even accomplish the good toward which we aim. Yet, at the same time, we are all too often surprised by results that didn’t occur to us beforehand."
technology  academia  business  corporations  law 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Estelle, the poster child for artificial scarcity | Technology | Los Angeles Times
"Searching for a glimpse into the record company's rationale, I called Frank Luby, a co-author of 'Manage for Profit, Not for Market Share: A Guide to Greater Profits in Highly Contested Markets.' (I should have asked him about newspapers while I had him on the phone. D'ohhhh!)"
music  business  economics  itunes  apple  technology  uk  newspapers  corporations 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Georgia on My Mind - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com
"[I]nnovation is now the only path to growth, prosperity, environmental sustainability and national security for America. But it is also an incredibly competitive world. Many information industries require that products be improved by 100 percent every 12 to 36 months, just for the company to stay in business."
innovation  creativity  usa  economics  russia  business  corporations  energy  security 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hearst purchases Connecticut Post - The Connecticut Post Online
"This transaction allows MediaNews to manage its balance sheet during a challenging economic environment and transfer ownership of the Connecticut Post to a company we admire."
hearst  medianews  corporations  business  newspapers  journalism  media  connecticut 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Opinion - The Public Editor: Newspapers dying? Not if you take a global view - sacbee.com
"'Internet advertising revenues – not just newspapers online, but all Internet advertising – was up 32.45 percent over one year and 200 percent over five years,' the report said."
newspapers  media  journalism  business  corporations  world  europe  asia  japan  china  india 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
newsobserver.com | N&O subscriber sues the paper for cutting staff
"I hate to see what companies that run newspapers are doing to the product. The idea that taking the most important product and reducing the amount of news and getting rid of staff to me seems pointless to how you should run a newspaper business."
newspapers  journalism  law  business  media  northcarolina  corporations 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
San Diego Reader | Newspapers’ Debt Dilemma
"To slash expenses, there have been massive industrywide layoffs. Employees who had nothing to do with the dubious decision-making are left holding the bag, and their heads are inside that bag."
medianews  news  media  journalism  newspapers  california  sandiego  business  corporations  money  jobs  work  unions 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
How to Succeed? Make Employees Happy - TIME
"Simultaneously we hit upon the philosophy that I think will be the dominant philosophy in business in the 21st century. It's this principle that the purpose of business is not primarily to maximize shareholder value."
business  capitalism  career  economics  finance  work  money  corporations  ethics  jobs 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
McGuire on Media » Visions of a future for independent newspaper distributors
"I think Singleton is correct when he says many metropolitan newspapers won’t make it, but I think he’s missing the whole point when he attacks reporters, editors and unions as whiners. I just don’t see very many people wishing for yesterday."
business  media  medianews  journalism  newspapers  news  unions  editing  corporations  social 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Content Bridges: Yahoo and Newspapers: Playing with Fire
"This year's double-digit decline in print revenues and the halving of newspaper digital revenue growth rates has raised publicly the ugly word, 'default.' As the lights dim, publishers' bet and reliance on Yahoo gets bigger and bigger."
yahoo  newspapers  media  journalism  internet  business  corporations  medianews 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: Yahoo's Troubles Could Dampen Newspaper Consortium
"With this distract Yahoo from the partnership? Will the long sought after ad platform AMP roll out as planned?"
newspapers  media  journalism  yahoo  business  corporations  medianews 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Pitchfork Feature: Column: Silent Party #3
"For classic rock programmers and consultants, part of this conservative cultivation was canon-creation, and they closed ranks around a white, hyper-masculine notion of rock music."
music  pitchfork  rock  radio  marketing  business  corporations  media  history  criticism 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Fast Company: Can Hotshot Ad Guy Alex Bogusky Make Microsoft Cool?
"It's part of your job as a marketer to find the truths in a company, and you let them shine through in whatever weird way it might be."
marketing  microsoft  corporations  business  creativity 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Powells.com From the Author - Rob Walker
"[...] Being a consumer is part of being sentient in America. The very pervasiveness of consumer culture is the reason we don't really think about it too deeply. In my view, that's a big mistake. [...]"
marketing  economics  usa  corporations  business  money  culture  books 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Fine On Media Dean Singleton’s Speech In Sweden: 19 Of The Top 50 US Newspapers Are Losing Money - BusinessWeek
"In San Francisco, we have consolidated reporting and editing functions to eliminate costly duplication, just as we’ve merged production, administration, accounting and circulation of our newspapers."
medianews  media  economics  business  corporations  editing  journalism  yahoo  labor  unions 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Craig (of the List) Looks Beyond the Web - New York Times
“What Craigslist does well is build a community and a feel of a community. Building communities is going to be critical for any online product, whether a newspaper or not.”
journalism  craigslist  media  newspapers  community  business  corporations  identity  online 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
FT.com / Comment & analysis / Comment - Focus on the female talent in the backyard
"In the US alone, reducing female attrition by one-quarter would add 220,000 qualified people to the science, engineering and technology labour pool."
women  work  jobs  technology  men  feminism  corporations  business 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: 'Examiner' Newspapers Add Sunday Editions, Cut Back Home Delivery
"We are shuffling assets that were of marginal value to better serve the reader pre-weekend and Sunday and on the web. They have the most opportunity and the most demand."
newspapers  media  journalism  sanfrancisco  baltimore  maryland  washington  business  corporations 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
What’s an Investor to Do if a Star Firm Stumbles? - New York Times
"It has been a rough stretch for those who have invested with Bruce S. Sherman, the co-founder of Private Capital Management." (I'll say it again: Sherman? And the horse he rode in on.)
economics  corporations  medianews  knightridder  business  newspapers  apple 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Talking Biz News » Personal finance columnist: Cutting stock listings long overdue
"As much as I love newspapers, they are hamstrung by their attachment to a business model that no longer works. The longer management views them as 'properties' -- rather than collections of talent awaiting redeployment -- the greater the danger [...]"
business  journalism  media  newspapers  money  corporations 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Current and Local and Breaking News for Denver, Colorado and the surrounding area : Rocky Mountain News
"Forget about all those stories about the industry's still-fat profit margins. It's not happening in Denver. Unfortunately, MediaNews' move to end disclosure means we won't know how bad it might get."
denver  medianews  media  newspapers  journalism  business  corporations  transparency  colorado  stocks 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Microeconomics « Rosenblumtv
"The web allows you not only to distribute your product to 2 billion homes daily for free; it also allows you to cut overhead and management to the bone. And what is left behind can go to those who create the content - which seems only fair."
journalism  media  newspapers  online  weblogs  capitalism  business  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: Online Photo Gallery Depicts Sad Life In Post-Layoff 'Mercury News'
"The last round of layoffs and buyouts really hurt me. i mean, each one does but this one especially. This place feels like a morgue. an abusive relationship [...]"
sanjose  newspapers  flickr  photography  journalism  media  medianews  business  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: MediaNews Ending SEC Disclosures
"Closely held MediaNews Group, the nation's fourth-largest newspaper chain, is becoming even more private -- telling the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it will no longer file financial and other reports."
medianews  newspapers  media  journalism  business  labor  unions  jobs  work  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
businessandmedia.org: Wash. Post Editor Says He Can't See a Time When There Won't Be a Print Edition
"It’s the ones in the middle, at those other metropolitan dailies – from Philadelphia to Miami and San Francisco and San Jose – where their staffs have been cut in half and their circulation has been cut in half. I’m worried about them."
media  newspapers  medianews  corporations  business  journalism  online  web  unions  labor 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
E&P: Study: Newspaper Web Sites Dominate Local Traditional Media, But Are Losing Share
"In 2007, Internet pure-plays claimed 49.7% of local online ad dollars. In 2006, newspapers share of local online ad revenue was 35.9%. In 2007, that share is down 9 percentage points from 2006."
newspapers  media  journalism  business  corporations  online  marketing 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
LA Weekly - News - Singleton's "Small-Town L.A." Papers Nosedive - Mark Cromer - The Essential Online Resource for Los Angeles
"Journalists were screwed the minute Singleton was allowed to buy nearly every paper within a hundred miles and start squeezing the life out of them.”
medianews  losangeles  newspapers  media  journalism  suburbia  business  corporations 
april 2008 by allaboutgeorge
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