April 22, 2009
In " Demon Denim " [op-ed, April 16], columnist George F. Will's cultural references were to James Dean, Fred Astaire and Grace Kelly. And the newspaper industry laments its inability to connect with a new generation of readers. VICTOR CAPECE Bowie
April 6, 2009 |
Few industries in this country have been as coddled as newspapers. The government doesn't actually write them checks, as it does to farmers and now to banks, insurance companies and automobile manufacturers. But politicians routinely pay court to local newspapers the way other industries pay court to politicians. Until very recently, most newspapers were monopolies, with a special antitrust exemption to help them stay that way. The attorney general has said he is open to additional antitrust exemptions to lift the industry out of today's predicament.
February 21, 2009
In his Feb. 19 letter [" Amazon's Lesson for Newspapers "] William C. Burton suggested replacing the newspaper with "large-screen, lightweight, Kindle-like devices that receive each edition wirelessly. " Perish the thought! Could I carry that large-screen device into the kitchen to read with my breakfast, onto Metro to read during my journey, to the doctor's office to read while I wait or to Starbucks to enjoy along with my iced coffee? Reading The Post is one of my pleasures.
November 17, 2009 |
Funny observation made by The Times-Tribune newspaper editor and Internet content director Jeff Sonderman , especially given the seemingly never-ending quarrels between newspaper publishers and the search giant. At least two of the search suggestions still indicate newspapers are important and 'not dying'. Update: I'm definitely following Autocomplete Me from this point forward. (Via TwitPic and a hat tip to @Wallie ¿ you were right)
October 6, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ever wonder where newspapers and blogs get some of their tantalizing tidbits? The online document-sharing service Scribd Inc. is trying to make it easier to find out by giving away a piece of its technology to major newspapers such as The New York Times and Los Angeles Times. The tool is designed to supplement news coverage by making it easy to display court documents, corporate memos and other written material that reporters mine for vital information and the occasional bombshell.
February 19, 2009 |
CORRECTION: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that the New York Times Co. borrowed $250 billion from Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu. The company borrowed $250 million. This version has been corrected. When Arthur Sulzberger Jr. refused to talk to his own reporter about the financial condition of the New York Times Co., it was the latest sign of an industry in deep trouble. After all, the Times is not only the nation's top-selling metropolitan daily but also boasts the top newspaper Web site, averaging 19.5...