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3 Ways to Save Journalism from Extinction

Let this statistic sink in for a moment. Total number of journalists in the U.S.: 40,000 Total number of Google employees: 54,000 Google was founded in 1998.  Journalism may have died around the same time. Try this one on for size. There are 3.6 public relations professionals for every single journalist.  Nearly 4 to 1. […]

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Shot Down in Flames: Good-bye, Boston Phoenix

It’s tempting to talk about the possibility of rebirth from the flames of disaster when discussing the sudden demise of the Boston Phoenix, the once legendary alternative newspaper in Boston. But I’ll spare you. Because the Boston Phoenix is done.  Toast.  A victim of the ongoing Great Media Collapse that started in earnest in 2009. […]

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3 Ideas for the New Boston Globe Owners

  The Boston Globe is the largest newspaper in New England.  The powerhouse regional daily newspaper, which still sets the agenda for daily discourse in Boston and Massachusetts. But it has been dying a not-so-slow death for more than a decade. Like most daily newspapers, the Globe has seen its paid circulation plummet (from a […]

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Charging for Local “News” Content

The Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts is embarking on a risky proposition.  It will begin to charge readers for online news stories produced by its editors and reporters (while supposedly keeping wire copy and other syndicated content free). The T&G is one of the largest daily newspapers in New England and covers the state’s […]

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The Great Media Collapse of 2009: Part 2

Back in March I predicted 2009 to be the year of the Great Media Collapse. That the powerful forces of the global economic meltdown, plummeting advertising costs, and the shift of readers from print to the web would force seismic changes on traditional media. It’s been even worse than I thought.  Are we sure it […]

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Why the Times Co. Not Selling the Boston Globe is Bad News

Is the fact that the New York Times Co. has decided not to sell the Boston Globe good news? I don’t think so.  In fact, it’s probably bad news. It’s clear to anyone who has been following the Times/Globe saga that the Times Co. regrets its investment of $1.1 billion in 1993.  There’s also no […]

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Boston Newspaper Guild Accepts Cuts from New York Times Co.

The Boston Newspaper Guild overwhelmingly supported a new package of cuts totally $10 million last night.  The vote – 366 in favor and 179 against – gives the New York Times Co., the owners of the Boston Globe, the green light to proceed with an expected sale of the 137-year-old newspaper.  The cuts are deep […]

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It’s Déjà vu All Over Again

On Monday, July 20, the Boston Newspaper Guild votes on a new package of steep pay and benefit reductions from the New York Times Co.  The Times Co. has demanded that its largest union accept $10 million in cuts or the Boston Globe could be in danger of closing. This will be the second vote.  […]

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Will Globe Union “Just Say No”?

On Monday, the Boston Globe Newspaper Guild will vote yes or no on a series of deep cuts to its contract with the New York Times Co., which is seeking $10 million in bottomline savings from the Guild.  Just a couple of weeks ago, it look as if a “yes” vote was a no-brainer for […]

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4 Reasons Why the Boston Globe is Still in Trouble

It difficult right now to determine what is going to happen between the Boston Globe and the Boston Newspaper Guild.  Supposedly, the sides have reached a tentative agreement.  How that would work after reports yesterday of Globe management wanting a 23 percent cut in pay for Guild members is anyone’s guess.  Both sides remain close-mouthed […]

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