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Shedding light on shedding circulation

There's an interesting story in The Wall Street Journal today about how U.S. newspapers' most recent reported declines in print circulation only tell part of the...

Paid online ads, with free print?

OK, so it's really a bundled buy, but the message is pretty clear, isn't it:  What you really want is your job posting on Monster; and oh by the way how about...

Tips from TV: how many online ads are too many?

Interesting story in this morning’s New York Times. Brian Stelter reviews online video site Hulu on its first anniversary. The site has received a lot of...

Transcontinental launches WebLocal.ca

Canadian newspaper publisher Transcontinental has launched WebLocal.ca, a search site for local businesses with the slogan "Find. Rate. Share" -- or en francais,...

International users draining Facebook’s coffers

Jim posted a blog last week about Facebook’s growth. But all that growth comes at a price. TechCrunch crunched the numbers and it doesn&rsq This article is...

Bluffton: the experiment is over

Some truly sad news in the past week: Bluffton Today, the start-from-scratch, let's-try-a-new-model newspaper in Bluffton, S.C., is going to start charging for...

Google-Yahoo ad deal is dead

It’s official now: the Google-Yahoo ad deal is dead. The word comes from chief legal counsel David Drummond who wrote on the Google Blog: “After four...

‘Welcome to America 2.0’ at ICMA

MIAMI --- Eric Stein of Google greeted attendees at the ICMA conference today: “It is a very exciting week, and I want to...

Classifieds as a consumer product

MIAMI --- “Change” vs. “transition.” Both are necessary, but “transition is really what’s happening in the classified industry, Ciler Yildiz told the International...

‘Mobilizing’ in Canada

Canadian media companies are beginning to 'mobilize'. This month, Workopolis -- "Canada's biggest job site" -- added a mobile service, following Quebecor / Sun...

Don’t count Yahoo out yet, say marketing execs

It’s so easy to beat up on Yahoo these days, that when a group of leading marketing execs extol the company’s virtues, we can’t help but take...

Strong turnout for Kelsey conference

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --- Talk about a “wow.” Attendance at the BIA Kelsey Group “Interactive Local Media” conference in the heart of Silicon...

Facebook to buy Twitter? Not for now

Quiet talks between two of the leading social networking systems that would have had Facebook buy Twitter for $500 million have apparently broken down. Kara...

Facebook to outsource classifieds?

TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook is searching for a partner to take over its classified listings application. Apparently Facebook distributed a...