Items tagged with Newspapers

Work in IT long enough--say, a week--and you'll inevitably encounter an employee whose enthusiasm for their own ideas is matched only by their utter inability to comprehend their own incompetence. These are the users who open every attachment, volunteer to help the poor millionaires of Nigeria, and who ask to see the company's firewall. It only takes one of these people to wreak havoc on an IT admin's life. If one of these derp-spawned users is a headache, 20 of them in a room are apparently the New York Post. Like many newspapers and magazine publishers, the New York Post has created an iPad app... Read more...
While many in the newspaper industry hold out hope that the sudden onset of e-readers will be their savior, a study out of the University of Georgia cautions, well, caution.  Professors of advertising Dean Krugman and Tom Reichert, and Barry Hollander, an associate professor of journalism in the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, conducted the study over six months last year.Their conclusion, after holding in-depth interviews and hosting focus groups with Athens-area residents provided Kindles upon which to read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution? It's nice and all, but... Read more...
On the same day that the Rocky Mountain News, Colorado's oldest newspaper, announced that it would fold after Friday's edition, Newsday announced that plans to begin charging for access to its online content. The newspaper industry is facing major problems, with the aforementioned Rocky Mountain News, and even the storied San Francisco Chronicle, which this week announced it was near bankruptcy. As such, an attempt to monetize online content shouldn't a big surprise. It is, however, a major change in an industry which offers most online news content for free. Tom Rutledge, the chief operating officer... Read more...