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 7, 2009 |
It's not even 10 inches tall, it's just one-third of an inch thick, and it costs nearly $500. But Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle DX, unveiled Wednesday, has already been assigned a huge job: reversing the fortunes of the struggling newspaper industry. After announcing the features of the new device, which include a bigger-than-ever screen and a PDF reader, the Seattle company also revealed a partnership with Washington Post Co. and New York Times Co.
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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.
February 2, 2006 |
Newspapers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain published caricatures of the prophet Muhammad that have sparked anger among Muslims since they first appeared in a Danish newspaper in September. The Middle East Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the prophet, and publication of the drawings has divided opinion within Europe. French and German papers cited freedom of expression in publishing the cartoons.
March 21, 2013 |
In a very classy move, Greg Jennings took out a full-page ad in several newspapers Wednesday to thank Green Bay Packer fans. Jennings, who played for the Packers in his first seven NFL seasons, signed a five-year, $47.5-million contract with the Minnesota Vikings last week. The ad, which appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among other papers, was entitled "A Bittersweet Farewell. " "It has been 7 years since I was first blessed with the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful organization and community," Jennings wrote.
June 13, 2005 |
A Texas-based Latino newspaper group has received an $18-million investment from a pair of venture and equity firms including Rustic Canyon Partners of Los Angeles. The funding, announced Sunday, is to be used by Meximerica Media, publisher of the Rumbo chain of Spanish-language newspapers, to complete development of papers serving the Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley regions of Texas and to launch additional Rumbo papers in that state.
November 24, 2005 |
Many years ago, a veteran editor at what was then the Chandler-owned Los Angeles Times made the following observation about that family and its dividends from this newspaper: "They're either rolling in it, or they're really rolling in it. And when they're only rolling in it, they start to panic." The era when insufficiently huge newspaper profits would give the shivers only to the members of a wealthy family seems quaintly distant today.
April 20, 2007 |
Media companies announced lackluster earnings during the first quarter as declining revenue, profit and circulation figures dealt the newspaper industry its latest financial blow. Gannett Co., Tribune Co., New York Times Co. and Media General Inc. all reported lower earnings Thursday, as classified advertising dwindled and overall online revenue growth began to slow, analysts said. At Chicago-based Tribune, which owns the L.A. Times, interactive revenue grew 17% to $60 million.
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September 12, 2006 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Monday making it an infraction to take more than 25 copies of a free newspaper to recycle them or prevent people from reading it. The measure, by Assembly Minority Leader George Plescia (R-San Diego), is a response to several incidents in which large numbers of free papers were taken from news boxes to be sold for recycling or to keep others from reading them.