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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Commercial interests vs editorial independence in changing Times

Tweet Image via Wikipedia There are no shortage of autobiographies, memoirs and tales from Fleet Street’s pomp, when hacks would gossip the day long and could navigate its countless boozers without getting wet in a rainstorm. Mostly, they describe a rapidly disappearing world of mass circulations, huge staff rosters and a narrow media culture compared [...]

Delicious links: Should they stay or go?

Tweet Image via CrunchBase Being a busy person, with (thankfully) multiple clients and places to be, I don’t update this site as often as I’d like. I find time to write at least one substantive post a week and I write about the events and major things I attend, as a rule. Like lots of [...]

links for 2010-05-25

Tweet ‘The General News Business Is Dead – RIP’ | paidContent:UK Kelly does talk sense. If the Mirror can make a success of just doing its big niches well, then why compromise by SEO-ing news and writing about stuff that brings in page views but no audience? (tags: newspapers dailymirror trinitymirror search advertising seo) Google [...]

links for 2010-05-24

Tweet Stevie Spring: 'God bless Rupert Murdoch' – Press Gazette "God Bless Rupert Murdoch for doing this experiment on our behalf." This is music to News Corp's ears: Murdoch doing the whole thing on behalf of the industry. (tags: Newspapers murdoch paywalls paidcotnent)

links for 2010-05-21

Tweet Paywalls, Apps and the Frontline Club – One Man and His Blog (tags: frontlineclub pr) Ruth Gledhill – Times Online – WBLG: 'Articles of Faith' translates to heart of great paywall debate Nice mention for the club – and an interesting debate: Ruth has built a loyal audience through her blog. Will those readers [...]

The Times’s paywall hopes under the microscope at the Frontline

Tweet This is cross-posted from the Frontline Club’s Forum blog, which I write for and look after as part of my work there. It’s relevent to things I generally write about here so I thought I’d share. The pic is by talented Frontline member Chris King One way to boost newspaper revenues as print circulation [...]

links for 2010-05-20

Tweet The Guardian launches mini freesheet in London The Guardian denied the move was in response to The Independent's campaign but rather a good opportunity to capitalise on the heightened news agenda following the general election. (tags: guardian guardiannews&media newspapers free) Blog advertising makes opinions – Create Ad Price of an add on Buzz Machine: [...]

@Future of News Group meet-up: What’s the business model for journalism about real people?

Tweet Image via Wikipedia I get tired of bloggers and journalists (let’s face it, like me) who spend their time opining about the problems and challenges for journalists. Which is why I’m a fan of Adam Westbrook’s Future of News Group, which he founded to discuss the latest in practical solutions for the news biz [...]

links for 2010-05-19

Tweet Wednesday Night in London: Come along to the Frontline Club’s event | Powncer.mobi Come along! I will need to remember to bring my iPad… (tags: frontlineclub events pr) 4 great events coming up for media folk « Rory Brown "I’ve only been along to one event at the Frontline (in Paddington, West london) but [...]

links for 2010-05-18

Tweet Issue Experts. Unique Connections. Maximum Impact. Very interesting: “PR Newswire offers a unique news distribution network solely dedicated to providing journalists, social media communities and online news consumers with news of public interest and public policy” (tags: journalism agencies pr publicservicejournalism blogging) Who Cares About The Front Page? – One Man and His Blog [...]