Category Archives: Newspaper readership

Sure, I’ve got something to say about the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s endorsement of Rick Saccone

If the leadership of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was interested in generating conversation about its endorsement of Rick Saccone, oh boy, did it succeed. On Tuesday, voters (I’m one of them) in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District will head to the polls … Continue reading

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Survey: It’s the best, but I don’t want it

Imagine identifying something that you thought was the best at what it did, but then refusing to take advantage of it. Let’s allow the Press Gazette to explain. “While it goes a long way to positively demonstrate the freethinking, self-influential … Continue reading

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The death of the New York Times…

…oh, come on, stop it. WIRED reports that the New York Times — America’s best newspaper (don’t argue with me) — continues to reinvent itself. He looks the picture of a young tech executive—close-cropped hair, tortoiseshell glasses, considered stubble—and I … Continue reading

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FLASH: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to go online-only (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 2:02 p.m. EDT: Here’s how the Trib reported its decision. ORIGINAL POST: The Pittsburgh Business Times has the details. The decision comes with an announcement that Trib Total Media will lay off 106 full-time and part-time staff, job cuts that … Continue reading

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Is The Guardian doomed?

Prospect examines how one of The Guardian’s strengths has disappeared, and the newspaper could go the same route. There is another worry. Many journalists on the paper to whom I have spoken question what GMG has termed its “digital-first” strategy, … Continue reading

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Hmmm…that’s not good. About 6 percent of U.S. population gets…

…its political news from the newspaper. That’s just not good. Poynter has the details. That’s according to a new report from the Pew Research Center, which asked 3,760 U.S. adults how they learn about the ongoing U.S. electoral process in … Continue reading

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Hmmm…maybe more newspapers need to think of a paywall?

Check out what the Press Gazette reported a couple days ago about two leading British newspapers. In 2014, then Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger described The Times paywall as a “19th century business model“, saying The Guardian’s “open” online system was “light … Continue reading

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