Ted Leonsis offers some great ideas of where to go next. The heavy lifting is actually changing the mindset of the folks who make the points on this plan happen.
Mike’s thoughtful (and painful) take on the falling fortunes of the Merc go into some detail about the organizational challenges faced by those who would innovate there if they were free to.
The Boonville Daily News gets a shout-out in this E&P story on just how fine small town papers are doing.
What a two-wave hold-down can teach us about change in the news industry.
Landmark Community Newspapers. For sale?
Yes, that. Especially the bit about how circulation departments are tasked with keeping content, er, advertising in front of eyeballs.
“There’s an old joke in the newspaper business about the publisher who decides it’s time to retire, and decides to pick a successor from his senior staff. He calls each one of them in for an interview….”
Len Witt talks with Jason about local newspapers. Jason thinks it’s hard to make a run at profitability with 2,000 readers for each site. Howzmbout a national ad network?
The most intelligent thing Thomas Friedman has written in months. Oh, wait, I haven’t read him since TimesSelect started. Congratulations, NYT, consider me a unique visitor who wouldn’t have stopped by today if TimesSelect was still in place.