A newspaper’s leaked internal presentation on performance metrics and expectations for reporters has caused a furor about the rise of “hamster wheel” journalism, but the strategy also gets a lot of things right about where media outlets need to be focusing
The Columbia Journalism Review says that bloggers like Kara Swisher and Andrew Sullivan are unique, and that other journalists and writers shouldn’t look to them as examples of what is possible — but that’s not true at all
According to the Columbia Journalism Review, the past decade has seen a dramatic decline in longer stories at some of the industry’s leading newspapers. But does that mean longform journalism is dying, or just evolving?
It seems that no discussion of the merits or weaknesses of newspaper paywalls is complete unless one side accuses the other of having virtually nothing intelligent to say on the topic. Is there no common ground at all between paywall advocates and paywall skeptics?
Last year was the worst year since 1986 for newspaper ad revenues (unless you use inflation-adjusted numbers, in which case it was the worst since 1963). Some papers are looking to pay walls as a solution, while others are hoping the Apple iPad will save them.