Earlier this year, a research team led by a Harvard professor unveiled a strategy to help reverse the revenue and circulation ills of the newspaper industry and encourage it to reinvent itself. Some publications have reported early success in adopting the plan that asks readers: “What do you hire a newspaper to do for you?”
Faced with declining circulation and softening ad pages the big newsweeklies are shaking things up. Both Time and Newsweek recently appointed new editors, and the former is changing its publication day and possibly pruning circulation. Are they in the midst of a mere tweaking, or is it the beginning of a major reinvention?
Walt Mossberg's entertaining rant at the Anti-Spyware Coalition meeting was captured on video and is worth a listen.
Meetup.com, the favorite web business of political sociologists, announced yesterday that it will institute a fee for its community organizing service beginning May 1.
More and more people are streaming clips online thanks to broadband.
One in four Americans has used the internet to look for information about prescription drugs. Other topics covered: prescription drugs purchases online; drug-related spam.
Initial PEJ research into the relationship between quality and profits indicates that good journalism is good business.