January 21, 2009 |
Google Inc. said Tuesday that it would shut down an advertising partnership with more than 800 newspapers, a key part of the Internet giant's effort to expand into offline media, because it didn't make enough money. The Print Ads program, which launched with 50 newspapers in November 2006, allowed advertisers to use Google's online services to bid on space in print much as they do for search-engine ads. The service ends Feb. 28.
November 28, 2012 |
Google has come out swinging against German legislation that would require search engines to pay for using snippets of newspaper articles, photographs and other media content. German lawmakers are slated to debate the legislation Thursday, one in a string of proposals pushed across Europe by frustrated publishers seeking ways to survive in the Internet era. Google has likened the idea to making taxi drivers pay restaurants for dropping off customers at their doors. The company is now seeking to mobilize Internet users against the German measure, arguing that it would hamper their searches.
October 29, 2013 |
Russian hosts of the Group of 20 summit near St. Petersburg in September sent world leaders home with gifts designed to keep on giving: memory sticks and recharging cables programmed to spy on their communications, two Italian newspapers reported Tuesday. A Kremlin spokesman denied the allegations reported by Il Corriere della Sera and La Stampa, both of which attributed their stories to findings of technical investigations ordered by the president of the European Council and carried out by German intelligence.
October 29, 2011 |
Cash registers should be whirring happily this holiday season with sales of Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle Fire and other computer tablets. If the wave of buyers behave anything like those who went before, they'll be spending a lot of time on their new gadgets following the news. But how best to capture, and profit from, the latest digital phenomenon? Most news companies have placed their bets on building customized tablet applications. Remold your content, produce catchy tablet-specific features and a new generation of readers and advertisers will follow.
May 20, 2009 |
A federal judge on Tuesday declined to force Gannett Co. to keep open the Tucson Citizen, meaning the edition of the afternoon newspaper published Saturday was its last. U.S. District Judge Raner Collins denied a request for a temporary restraining order filed by Arizona Atty. Gen. Terry Goddard, who contended that closing the 138-year-old paper violated antitrust laws.
March 23, 2009 |
Though people sometimes complained about the Carbondale Valley Journal, its demise came as a blow after 34 years as the mountain town's only newspaper. Residents felt its loss in the dearth of information about local life: births, deaths, proposed developments, high school sports scores. A friend of Rebecca Young's died and there was no obituary. "I didn't hear of his death for a couple of weeks," she said. "I was so sad I wasn't at his service."
August 31, 2009 |
You think the economy is sending mixed signals? Just look at the newspaper industry. For every "green shoot" that appears, there's a tumbleweed or two rolling by next door. On the positive side, advertising sales firmed a bit in June at major chains such as Gannett Co. and New York Times Co., enabling those companies to post unexpectedly strong second-quarter profits. Newspaper stocks rallied sharply -- Gannett shares have rocketed 156% since the end of June -- as some investors bet that aggressive cost cutting has positioned the companies for higher profit once the economy rebounds.
September 27, 2013 |
Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is examining its operations in an effort that is likely to result in staff reductions at the company's daily newspapers. The company acknowledged a cost-cutting review is underway after Chicago business blogger Robert Feder wrote late Thursday that Tribune may slash as much as $100 million in expenses from its eight daily newspapers. A Tribune spokesman called Feder's report "grossly inaccurate" and said the company has not set an expense reduction target.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1989
N. Christian Anderson, editor of the Orange County Register, states, "So much of what we do in a newspaper just doesn't have any excitement. What is there in newspapers today that has the passion that MTV has? Nothing." I am in no way involved with the business of journalism, but I am saddened to hear such words. Anderson assumes young readers have a choice; illiteracy is still a very real problem. I find today's front page to have far more passion, drama, and sometimes redemption than a billion music videos.
October 15, 1998 |
Right after cutting a deal with U.S. negotiators to end the Kosovo crisis, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic cracked down on his Serbian opponents by silencing two Belgrade newspapers critical of his government. Serbian police stormed the offices of Dnevni Telegraf and Danas late Tuesday. Pushing out reporters and editors, they shut down the independent dailies, saying their recent reports on NATO threats violated a broad, vaguely worded ban on unpatriotic behavior.