Comments on: Newspapers: They’re *still* dying http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: phoenix1 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359671 Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:47:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359671 I think this is a form of intellectual and content Darwinism that we are experiencing. This started with Music, now Newspapers and Magazines, next will be TV and then films. Gaming is huge. 80% of the films being made today have the game built right into them. There are online series and films in development now, it is all moving to a handheld microchip near you. Live theatre will survive(ironic isn’t it, the stuff that takes real talent usually lasts through the centuries:writing, theatre, painting, art),and I think you will see 3-D move into holgram depth as you have the starship burst out of the screen or you are beamed up into the terminator. The transformer will walk off the screen. This is beginning to happen, and it will continue to evolve. Coming soon to a theme park near you.These people(newspapers, and the networks are next) were arrogant, and did not get out in front of this tidal wave of change.The people who sell newspapers or magazines are selling buggy whips. TV heed this you are next.Don’t say I didn’t tell you so..

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By: Rod Upward http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359640 Thu, 11 Jun 2009 23:39:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359640 If the newspapers prefer to maitain business models from the last century then they should die.The amount of money they generate is enough to build new infrastructure so if they continue to ignore the reality of the Internet then they don’t deserve to survive anyway.

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By: krishnamurthi ramachandran http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359555 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 20:40:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359555 Dear Sir,i am a regular commentator of various subjects of American newspapers.I wrote many comments on readership,about good articles,public opinions in New York Time, a b c news,n j times etc.,Today also , i have read that many leading newspapers started closing or reducing production of supplements ,or renting their premises,or reducing their work force for want of maintaining the existing low readership and on.As a regular reader of all your newspaper from college days,i am pained to say that,this is not at all a healthy trend.Newspapers are must for reading,enriching knowledge,wisdom,general awareness in the society.I do not want put blame on any websites.

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By: prgill http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359483 Mon, 08 Jun 2009 07:59:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359483 I have to agree with Ron Litchinger: the “distribution game” has played out. Newspaper advertisers and media buyers know that so much of their ad spend is “fluff”, bound to remain unnoticed.Advertisers reason that in a “one newspaper town” there is no better play for a “broadcast” message, especially when the tendency is universally toward audience fragmentation and higher advertising costs-per-thousand, CPMs. Large ads with good placement work; small ads buried in pack pages do not.The debate is really about ad efficiency and more particularly, about a public information model built on advertising support.The nature of the (advertisign) game remains eye-balls, subscriptions and “page views”. Advertisers have decided they were no longer willing to pay for “fluff” and henceforth require that their publishers deliver efficiency.Get focused.

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By: AllTheQuotes http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359444 Sat, 06 Jun 2009 07:09:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359444 Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.-Colin Powellhttp://www.allthequotes.com/

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By: ssverma http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359436 Sat, 06 Jun 2009 01:02:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359436 Newspapers are anothet example of LP Records and General Motors….there is no point in resisting change…the internet is just more efficient and powerful….so sadly our future genrations will see nespapers only in musuems

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359428 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 19:07:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359428 Chop down newspapers, save the trees!And besides, who needs these newspapers when the news are on the Internet real time?

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By: Peter H http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359416 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:36:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359416 It’ll be interesting to see how monitizing (that comes up as a spelling mistake!) e-business goes given the spending generation has got used to everything being free in cyber-space. The structure of the media industry generally has driven the profit margin to such a slither via the grouping together of companies it’s in a bind of it’s own making (and it’s probably not just the media industry in that bind).

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359414 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:28:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359414 The potential demise of the print media is their own doing. If they would be objective in their reporting and not be in the tank for the current administration they would most likely survive. By being extremely biased in their reporting they not only hurt the country but their business.They dare not question or deeply probe this administration nor any of the democrat operatives such as Pelosi, Reid, Murtha, Frank, ACORN etc. So in return they are not reporting the news. They are just puppets of this administration and will soon be looking for a bailout. I hope they do not get a bailout but instead go back to true journalism or RIP.

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By: Ron Lichtinger http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/06/04/newspapers-theyre-still-dying/#comment-359413 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:13:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=17234#comment-359413 I have to disagree in part with Puchalla’s conclusions. I would argue that the “70% of costs” in support of the print distribution model has been borne by newspapers largely to support ad sales. Newspaper publishers have always argued from a mass reach position of dominance within their markets. And to support this position, they began publishing all sorts of frivolous things in an effort to be all things to all people – for the sole purpose of boosting subscribers and making more money from advertising sales in turn. All of these frivolous content sections are done better on the web, and have been for a long time. They should have seen this coming. Instead, they choose to fiddle as Rome burned.

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