Category Archives: Newspapers

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In the great 1990s sci-fi series Babylon 5, set in the late 2250s, print newspapers still exist 200+ years in the future, but with a (to us) familiar twist. In one particular episode, the captain of the titular space station walks up to a kiosk and requests specific newspaper sections and topics. When he’s done,… Read More »

Crystal Ball, Anyone??

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“It is not the strongest or most intelligent species that survive, but the ones who are most willing to adapt.”  ~Charles Darwin I like this quote because it removes the idea that survival and success are based on natural selection, but are based on intelligence and strategy and looking at how to adapt for future… Read More »

The Brewing Battle Over Paid Content Models

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There’s been a bit of resurgence in interest regarding the rapidly changing dynamics in the publishing business as of late. While the talk of paywalls in front of currently-free content on news sites has been discussed (and sometimes implemented), paid content just got a whole lot more interesting. Last week, Apple announced its long-awaited content… Read More »

An Economic View from a Different Perspective

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Necessity may be the Mother of invention, but it’s also the Mother of reduction, the Mother of consolidation and ultimately, the Mother of efficiency. The past few years of recessionary behavior has proven to be a Petri dish of sorts that prove this hypothesis.

Magazine Publishers of America: Minus the Publishing?

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Yesterday, the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA)  unveiled a new name, tagline and logo for their trade group: MPA – The Association of Magazine Media. By keeping the well-established initials, MPA, as the organization’s formal name and dropping “publishers” from its tagline, MPA is underscoring the fact that magazine media content engages consumers across multiple platforms,… Read More »

“Personalized Newspaper” Launched in Berlin

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The Editors Weblog has a detailed blog post on the Niiu personalized newspaper that has launched in Berlin, Germany. Editors Weblog outlines the production steps: On the client’s side the process is very simple. After signing up for a short-term subscription (more on that later), they have until 2 p.m. to choose their news sources… Read More »

Leveraging a Legacy: Océ’s Inkjet Evolution, Part 3

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In the second part of this interview we heard more details about Océ’s new JetStream 1000 inkjet press, how it fits into the market, and about print quality on inkjet systems. In today’s installment, Mal Baboyian talks about how Océ, with its legacy of toner-based printing is making the transition and commitment to inkjet. NW:… Read More »

The Printed Blog is Ceasing Publication

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The Printed Blog a start-up that aggregated content from blogs to create newspapers has announced that it will cease publication. The Printed Blog Joshua Karp founder in a blog post cited lack of funding. The Printed Blog published a printed version of internet-based content twice a day. Content was selected based on the votes of… Read More »

Printcasting Expands with MediaNews Partnership

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Printcasting, the Knight News Challenge project that aims to “allow individuals to easily create ad-supported, customized publications with a mix of local news and information” has announced a partnership with MediaNews Group. The partnership expands the reach of the publishing platform. The Press Release from Printcasting:

Injecting new life into newspapers

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Many pundits and experts would have us believe that the demise of the newspaper as we know it is at hand and that newspapers are a weakening market segment for printing in the U.S. There’s no denying that the shuttering of papers like the Rocky Mountain News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the daily edition of the… Read More »