Tag Archives: Telegram & Gazette

Newspapers Should Replace Reporting with Journalism

Reporting isn’t journalism. This is a distinction that few people understand, including many in the news business.  And an inability to distinguish between the two is one reason why newspapers and other traditional media outlets continue to lose paying customers to the Web. We no longer need traditional media and professional reporters to inform us […]

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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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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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Lay Off the Mommy Bloggers

The New York Times gets downright giddy when it can blast bloggers.  So was it any surprise that the Times published an article this week calling out mommy for being corporate dupes? The story centered around bloggers – particularly mommy bloggers – who received free products from companies to review.  Some bloggers are in the […]

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Journalism Exodus

Fifty percent of journalists plan on leaving the business in 2009, according to a new survey released by PRWeek and PR Newswire. That is a staggering number – and scary for the future of news gathering and analysis.  As Tom Foremski, the former Financial Times reporter, notes at his blog Silicon Valley Watcher: “This is […]

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