While we were out:
- "Net to Newspapers: Drop Dead"
- Go online-only or die!
- The clock is ticking. (Picking up a theme? Here’s the roundup.)
- But maybe not all is lost.
- Our friends in Lawrence continue to get mad props. Most recent from the NYT.
- Give everyone a camera and force them to use it.
- The latest Pew report. Lots of good stuff, but my favorite passage:
Convenience is more important than cost in explaining why many
Americans are reading the paper online instead of in print. Among those
who say they read the web-version of the newspaper, 73% cite
convenience, compared with just 8% who do so because it is free. Most
Americans say they are reading the print version as much (50%) or more
often (12%) than they did before they began reading the paper online.
But 35% say the printed newspaper is something they look at less often
now that they are using newspapers’ websites.
- Jeff Jarvis points to the kind of guy we’re going to love competing with.
- All the cool kids want to be local.
- Steve Outing: Will Independents Succeed First? Be sure to read the discussion too.
- Contextual advertising is sooo 2004. The smart money’s on behavioral.
- The inaugural Open Media 100. Some people aren’t happy to be on the list. (I side with Fred, but being a megalomaniacal entrepreneur am still disappointed not to be included. That’s what pre-beta gets you.)