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Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S.

Google Makes Deal With Local Publishers In U.S.

By Chris Crum February 24, 2014

Google and The Local Media Consortium, which is made up of 800 newspapers and 200 local broadcast outlets from 41 member companies throughout the U.S., announced a strategic partnership, which will see Google providing the consortium’s members with ad products. …

Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post Jeff Bezos Is Buying The Washington Post
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The Washington Post Company just announced that Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is buying its publishing business, including The Washington Post newspaper for $250 million. I bet you didn’t see that coming. To be clear, Bezos is buying it. …

Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Photography Staff Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Its Photography Staff

In yet another sign of the effect the internet has had on physical newspapers, the Chicago Sun-Times this week announced that it has laid off all of its staff photographers. The newspaper released a statement on the move, saying that …

Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater Newspapers Support AP Fight Against Meltwater

A group of newspapers, including The New York Times, has lent its support to The Associated Press in a lawsuit against Meltwater, a company that scans news from around the world, and helps businesses track keywords and topics of interest. …

Google Not Funding Other Countries' Publishers Google Not Funding Other Countries' Publishers
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Earlier this month, Google announced an agreement with publishers in France, which involves Google creating a €60 million fund called the DIgital Publishing Innovation Fund to “help support transformative digital publishing initiatives for French readers.” The agreement came after a …

No France-Like Google Deal For German Publishers No France-Like Google Deal For German Publishers

Google and France President Francois Hollande, on Friday, announced a deal that the search giant has made with French publishers to who want to be paid for the content that Google links to. Google agreed to create a €60 million …

Would You Ever Pay To Link To A Piece Of Content? Would You Ever Pay To Link To A Piece Of Content?
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Money for links. What a concept. We’re not talking about paying someone to have them link to you. We all know Google’s stance on that. If you pay for a link that passes PageRank, and Google discovers it, you’ll find …

Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers? Does Google Even Need Newspaper Publishers?
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In case you haven’t been following, Google has been battling traditional media publishers in a number of countries for years. Publishers want Google to pay to license their content so they can point to it in search results. In Brazil, …

Google Vs. Publishers: Who's Right? Google Vs. Publishers: Who's Right?
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The story is old, but it is ongoing. It’s the same argument that’s been around for years, but it’s reaching a boiling point, and it’s doing so at a time when the flow of news is coming from more directions …

Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper Matt Cutts Has To Explain Paid Links To Newspaper
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Google’s Matt Cutts has a new blog post up about paid links. He says he was contacted by an unnamed newspaper who saw its Pagerank drop from a 7 to a 3, and wanted to know why. The reason, as …

Warren Buffett Declares Free News Unsustainable Warren Buffett Declares Free News Unsustainable

When Warren Buffett speaks, Wall Street listens. The 81-year-old Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has used his keen business sense to become one of the richest men in the world. So, when Warren Buffett says that free news is …

Times-Picayune to Only Print Three Times a Week Times-Picayune to Only Print Three Times a Week
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Times-Picayune, one of the oldest newspapers in the nation, will only print three times a week beginning this fall. By doing so, New Orleans effectively becomes the largest city without a newspaper that runs seven days a week. Additionally, three …

AP: You Can Link, But It's Not Encouraged AP: You Can Link, But It's Not Encouraged

The Associated Press and the Internet at large have had something or a rocky relationship through the years. The organization has not taken kindly to the direction web news has gone in…essentially since the rise of blogs. In 2009, AP …

Is The Internet A Danger To Local News? Is The Internet A Danger To Local News?

The funeral bells have been tolling for some time now for the print industry, signifying the demise of newspapers and magazines as more and more news is generated for Internet consumption. As people continue to surround themselves with more digital …

Some Traditional Media Organizations Get The Web Some Traditional Media Organizations Get The Web

It’s always nice to see when traditional media organizations show some understanding of the way the web works. Last week, we reported on proposed legislation in Germany that seeks to have news aggregators pay to use snippets of (and possibly …

L.A. Times Getting An Online Paywall L.A. Times Getting An Online Paywall
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It’s no surprise that the traditional newspaper model is a failing model – at least in major cities. One of the ways to offset the decline in revenue is to launch a paywall. The L.A. Times is the latest newspaper …

Gannett Print Revenue Down, Digital Up Gannett Print Revenue Down, Digital Up

Gannett, publisher of USA Today and a number of other newspapers, reported its Q4 earnings today, missing analysts’ estimates. The company’s publishing segment operating revenue was down 5.3% year-over-year to $1.01 billion for the quarter. Ad revenues were $670.7 million …