The Decline of Newspapers in an Infographic

The Decline of Newspapers– An infographic by the team at Clickinks



No Way That’ll Taste Good

[via Romenesko]

We’ve Gone Digital!


The First Digital Olympics was Six Years Ago

Levy, Lachlan and Higgins, March 2006, manuscript:

Internet news and information has a distinct advantage over every aspect of televised daily news, except for 24-hour cable news networks, because of the high-access levels. (Dimmick, 2004) As the internet becomes more competitive in terms of technology, it can offer more of a displacement. ‘The rich and streaming features on the internet make this medium more closely resemble what television and radio offer to the audience/listener than other traditional media.’ (Tsao and Sibley, 2004) As the line between what the internet is capable of doing and the presentation of televised media become closer together, the lack of time-restrictions on the internet may be the answer to the contemporary problem. It is the belief of the researchers of this study that, the 2006 Olympics offered the first glimpse of a situation where the internet showed itself to be as capable to report a live sporting event as televised media, and the ability to win the ‘time’ battle allowed it to become a factor in altering regular viewing habits. Several reasons may drive a user to higher use of information sources on the internet, ranging from more immediate desires for information to the high amount of control associated with interactive media. As the younger generations, which are using the internet in greater numbers (nearly 75% of children 12 to 17 are online, while 63% of those 18 and over are (Madden, 2003), gain more and more access to media, displacement is a greater possibility. (Althaus and Tewksbury, 2000)

It’s ok. We’re still getting tape delay (although just the Opening, but, still). No lessons learned.

How Is The Daily Planet Still Open?

Yeah, yeah, it’s The Onion…but it’s a really good point:

Frustrated fans of the Superman comic book said Monday the continued financial stability and cultural relevance of the series’ Daily Planet newspaper is now the most unrealistic part of its universe and an annoying distraction that has ruined their reading experience.

The rest is here.

QOTD: Carr Takes Newspaper Business to Task

“While the rest of us were burning hot dogs on the grill last week, the newspaper industry seemed to be lighting itself on fire.”

This is an amazing piece from none other than  New York Times’ media scribe, David Carr. Go read it all.

QOTD: @ReutersHulk Speaks on All Caps and Other Important Things

Margarita Noriega posted a great recap of the day of playing @ReutersHulk. Go and read it, but look closely at this quote:

Quite a few reporters have urged me to fight Twitter, but I think the account survives as a testament to the limits of using any social network. No one should be under the impression they own their social accounts. 

Emphasis mine. And remember it.