Online News Articles

Some Consumers Willing To Pay For Online News
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A new report suggests some consumers may be willing to pay for online news content.

J.D. Power and Associates has released a report "Online Commentary Indicates Consumer Willingness to Pay For Online News" which is based on a survey of blogs and message board postings.

Christian Science Monitor To Move Online Only
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The Christian Science Monitor said Tuesday that it is dropping its daily print format and will move to a daily online publication.

In April of 2009 the Monitor said it will introduce an updated version of its Web site, CSMonitor.com, and launch a weekly print edition and a daily online subscription.

Google News Experience Slow Growth?

The New York Times says that Google News, Google’s semi-automated mainstream and blog news indexing service, is experiencing slow growth:

… traffic growth is sluggish. With 11.4 million users in May, Google News ranked No. 8 among news sites, far behind Yahoo News, which was No. 1 with 35.8 million visitors, according to Nielsen Online.

Visits To News Web Sites Up 23 Percent

The market share of U.S. visits to the News and Media category increased 22 percent for the week ending February 23, 2008, compared to the same week in 2007, according to Hitwise.

Americans Trust Online News More Than TV
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When it comes to trusting the press in general 54 percent of Americans say they do not trust them and 46 percent say they do not trust television while 41 percent say the do trust Internet news according to a new poll from HarrisInteractive.

Americans Trust Online News More Than TV

More Americans Look Online For News
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The majority of Americans (67%) say that traditional journalism does not provide what Americans want from their news, a new We Media/Zogby Interactive poll shows.

The survey found that more than half of Americans (70%) think journalism is important to the quality of their communities but 64 percent are dissatisfied with the quality of journalism in their communities.

Online News Puts Court Cases At Risk?
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A former high-ranking British official says that online news articles about high profile court cases should be removed from Internet news archives.

Lord Falconer says such online articles should be pulled from archives so they don’t influence the outcome of a case. He says such a practice would likely involve about 20 cases a year that receive heavy pre-trial media coverage.

Say Goodbye To Ye Olde Editorial Process

There may always be a place for paper. This isn’t about that – the likelihood that print is on the verge of extinction – but rather how a new generation of editors and writers present the news in a digital world. The new format for news – there must always be a standard eventually – is evolving, as dinosaurs wheeze and choke.

You Didn’t Read This In The Newspaper
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Newspaper publishers have retreated to a local focus that gives them the best chance of retaining subscribers and favorable advertising rates. It’s meant something different for readers when it comes to news topics beyond the city limits.

Online News Sites Should Act Like Networks

Content producers prefer to control their own distribution on the Web, but it will not be a successful strategy for most producers in the long run according to a new report from JupiterResearch, "Networked Media: Thriving In An Intermediated World."

Internet Hurting Local Newspapers

News audiences are turning their backs on television and news papers and using the Internet as their primary source of information according to a new study from Harvard "Creative Destruction: An Exploratory Look and News on the Internet."

Virginia Tech Tragedy Spurred Online News Boost

People searching for information and an understanding of the events surrounding the shootings on Virginia Tech’s campus hit online news sites in droves.

Paperboy, Youre Fired

A young man looks out his window to see his elderly neighbor cursing the paperboy’s dismal aim – with one fist in the air and the other fishing through the thorny bushes. The young man chuckles and opens up a Web browser for a significant head start on the day’s news. Old Man Fuss-n-Feathers continues to curse and threaten.