Monthly Archives: February 2009

ABCe Regional Newspaper Sites recent decline in visitors

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/feb/26/webs-traffic-falls-for-regional-newspapers

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NUJ Official: Johnston is the “newspaper equivalent of HBOS…”

Well, not really. Johnston isn’t going to be bailed out by any government.

Johnston Press is the “newspaper equivalent of HBOS and Northern Rock”, according to a union official on the company’s Leeds-based papers, where journalists have voted to go on strike for eight days later this month over compulsory redundancies. MediaGuardian

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NYT debate: Battle plans for Newspapers

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/10/battle-plans-for-newspapers/

 

What survival strategies should these dailies adopt? If some papers don’t survive, how will readers get news about the local school board or county executive?

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Sign of the times – Google buys paper mill

Google has bought a 53 year old Finnish paper mill and will replace it with… a data centre.

http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLC40921720090212

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