Editor & Publisher

Articles from Vol. 143, No. 1, January

Buffalo, Buffett-Style
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN WARREN BUFFETT TOLD CNBC last November that "newspapers have got a terrible future" and predicted his paper, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News, might be "the last man standing;' it drew industry-wide notice. Buffett, among the...
Can Pay Walls Work in Small Markets?
A SMALL CLUSTER OF NEWSPAPERS in Northwestern Pennsylvania, halfway between Erie and Pittsburgh, in 1997 started a Web site -a basic operation that published some stories culled from their print editions to go along with obits and classifieds. Twelve...
Cartoonist Finds Peace in Hew Book: Jeffrey Koterba of the 'Omaha World-Herald' Opens Up about His Childhood, and Living with Tourette's Syndrome
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] JEFFREY KOTERBA IS AN AWARD-WINNING, NATIONALLY syndicated editorial cartoonist, lead singer, song-writer and guitarist in a jazz band, and contributor to publications such as the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald and The Daily Beast....
Chicago Bullish on Local News Co-Op
FEW ISSUES RANKLED CHICAGOANS more than the city's decision to lease its parking meters for 75 years to a private company that immediately jacked up rates and ended free parking on Sundays and holidays. So a newspaper report in early December that...
Hearst Sails This Skiff into the E-Future: Propelling New Digital Reader, and Much More
FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, speculation about the Hearst-backed FirstPaper e-reader took on a life of its own. While Amazon, Sony, QUE (nee Plastic Logic) and others were busy unveiling digital readers with the hopes of enticing holiday shoppers,...
No Deal, or No Deal? with New Profits and Players on Hand, Newspaper Sales May Surge in 2010
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] PERHAPS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN FOR THE DEPRESSED market for newspapers in 2009 was the sale that didn't happen. After putting The Boston Globe on the auction block for months--and getting at least two offers--The New York...
Old Iron, New Formats: Masthead Proposes Alternatives to Three-Around Conversions, Web-Width Reductions
FOR NEWSPAPERS STILL RUNNING doublewide presses that predate blanket-to-blanket color towers, a longtime press services company is seconding one contrarian recommendation: Keep the old iron and restore its operation to full web width. And it is adding...
One Final Deadline? 'E&P' May Shut Down, but We Encourage the Newspaper Industry to Continue an Open Dialogue over Its Many Challenges
IN THE WEEKS SINCE THE NIELSEN Company's sudden announcement on Dee. 10 that it would no longer publish Editor & Publisher, we've been touched by the kind words coming from all quarters of the newspaper industry, and humbled by so many anguished...
Outsourcing More Than Print: Connecticut Dailies Move to Massachusetts Printer's Publishing Systems
NEWSPAPERS OF NEW ENGLAND'S NORTHAMPTON, MASS., plant never had the chance to print BostonNow. But a year after the free commuter daily folded, its publisher found the old paperwork and arranged to print the Connecticut papers he'd since acquired on...
Print Pressure Grows: The New 'Business as Usual': Going Too Far?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] AT ONE TIME, IT WAS A BIG DEAL IF A NEWSPAPER RAN an ad on Page One. Newspaper purists would rail against it, editors would debate the potential plusses and minuses, and ad directors would point out the financial advantages....
Survey Reveals Times after 'Times'
A SURVEY OF 75 Ex-Los ANGELES Times staffers not only found, unsurprisingly, that leaving the paper had a negative effect on their finances, but also revealed the former journalists' opinions on the paper, their post-Times lives, and the future of...
Web Gets Sticky: As Pressure Builds to Grow Online Revenue, Are Standards Falling?
WHEN THE GROUP ASSOCIATED PRESS MANAGING Editors (APME) in 2009 received a $60,000 grant from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, it decided to sponsor a project called "Online Journalism Credibility." It asked members to come forward...

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