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I’m not sure where newspaper execs are getting their PR advice these days, but whoever/whatever it is needs to be fired. The print news sector has put out some head-shaking proclamations this week – all of which have a common … Continue reading
Cincinnati Enquirer editor Tom Callinan has a column in Sunday’s paper (online now) about the Enquirer’s evolving First in Print initiative. He also gives a shout-out to ZJ and its commenters. Check it out.
I wrote first last week about my employer, The Cincinnati Enquirer, experimenting with a print-only strategy for certain stories to boost Sunday single-copy sales. Not long afterward, I was in a meeting where we decided on the next course of … Continue reading
Recently, The Cincinnati Enquirer has been making some stories print-only with the intent of boosting single-copy sales of the Sunday newspaper. Will it work? Continue reading
If even Gawker is changing its measure of choice away from the page view to the unique user, when will the rest of the news industry follow suit? Continue reading
In the three months since Newsday put up their pay wall, they’ve signed up only 35 online subscribers and their traffic has plummeted. Continue reading
The New York Times has now said that their metered paywall will not apply to blog referrals and searches, which really doesn’t seem to make it much of a revenue model at all. Continue reading
The New York Times’ plan to charge for online content is an act of desperation from a company that chose to abandon a growing audience of dedicated online readers (and the ad dollars they bring with them) in favor of a quick fix. Continue reading
The New York Times announced today that beginning in 2011, it will begin charging online readers for unlimited access to articles. While it’s not a bad idea to try out, Times execs will need to readjust their expectations for their online readership stats and change their online content when they go forward with this plan.