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Putting news online isn’t for everyone

Most of you know there’s a big debate regarding whether newspapers should charge for online content. (I don’t believe they should). But that’s an...

Dutch Brixter.nl, Jaap.nl to merge

The Netherlands' largest newspaper group, Telegraaf Media Nederland, is merging its Brixter.nl property portal with Jaap.nl, the No. 2 Dutch realty Web site....

Does exclusivity equal revenue?

We all know that media companies are turning over every rock they can to find new digital revenue, everything from ill-conceived micro-payments to erecting pay...

Amazon launches newspaper-ready Kindle

On Wednesday, Amazon unveiled the Kindle DX, a larger version of its popular Kindle eBook reader. The DX’s 9.7-inch screen is two and a half times the size...

Why Kindle haters are wrong

My goodness. That was my first reaction when I started reading the stories and blogs after Amazon announced its new Kindle DX. Several said there’s no way...

The two that can tango

Ruppert Murdoch says the Wall Street Journal will soon start charging for all of its content. Good for them. I hope the rest of the industry doesn’t rush...

Missing the point on e-readers

E-readers are supposed to be the devices that save newspaper companies from sure ruin. Users will flock to these new tablet-sized readers, allowing media companies...

The digital model

Last week, I noted how the Wall Street Journal and New York Times were the only two media companies that can make money with their digital offerings. So what do...

Pew: U.S. online classifieds use doubles since 2005

The use of online classifieds has more than doubled in the U.S. in the last four years, according to a study out today by Pew Internet & American Life Studies....

Craigslist wins a temporary break

It looks like Craigslist was smart to file its preemptive lawsuit against South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, who was threatening to prosecute the...

Online Tuscon Citizen: HuffPo our model

TusconCitizen.com, the online only version of the former print paper, will be fashioning itself after the Huffington Post, former city editor and now co-head of...

Outsourcing experiment

The New Haven Advocate and its sister alternative news weeklies outsourced this week's content to India -- just to see what happened. The results are on the news...