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News broke today that the print version of Macworld is being shut down as IDG laid off most of the staff. The online version will continue, but also with a reduced staff. The news emerged from tweets by staff, which were picked up by Valleywag earlier. From Senior Editor Roman Loyola: Whelp that was fun. Being laid off from Macworld. …
Ebooks still haven’t killed off print books, just in case you were wondering. Years ago, when ebooks and ereaders first began to climb in popularity, a common question was “will ebooks kill print?” Some people thought that we were on the precipice of a revolution – the freedom to never again have to comb through a dusty book in its …
The internet-only music publication Pitchfork is finally wading into the world of print. On December 14th, Pitchfork Media will debut the first issue of The Pitchfork Review, a new quarterly magazine that will focus on “long-form feature stories, photography, design, cartoons and other ephemera.” “There’s a lot of potential to rethink what people want out of a music magazine,” Pitchfork …
After reports that Google had quietly killed the print line of Frommer’s Travel Guides, the guidebooks have been given a new life as their creator has decided to buy back the brand. The AP reports that 83-year-old Arthur Frommer has reacquired the rights to his famed travel guidebooks from Google, and he plans to keep them alive in both print …
Update: Google says it is offering no comment on this. According to a report from travel news site Skift, Google has quietly killed Frommer’s print travel guidebooks. News that Google acquired Frommer’s came out back in August. Google would be buying the brand from John Wiley & Sons. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to All Things …
Newsweek, which has been in publication for nearly 80 years, is adopting an all-digital format. In 2010, the publication merged with online publication The Daily Beast, and now the combined company has decided the print business is no longer needed. It won’t be all TheDailyBeast.com. Tablet apps will remain a major part of the strategy, as well as a premium …
I have to admit: when I wrote last week’s article about the Encyclopedia Britannica‘s going out of print, I jumped over to Wikipedia for a little bit of fact-checking. I’ve gone on record lamenting the demise of the multi-volume printed reference set, even feel a bit of nostalgia for it, though I haven’t looked something up in the EB since …
I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic these past few days, especially in light of the Encyclopaedia Britannica’s recent decision to stop printing hard copies of their reference set. For years the Britannica was our “key to the information age,” whatever that means, and now that they’re gone, I don’t know how kids are going to get their reports done when …
Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 depicts a future world in which books are no longer published, and where members of society instead receive their information in rooms with screens for walls, or falling asleep at night with little seashell radios in their ears. Sound familiar? It’s not bad foresight from an author who wrote almost 60 years ago. Oh, except for …
Just because Google is testing the waters of print adverts in the United States doesn’t necessarily mean there’s going to be a resurgence of print advertising in the future. In fact, total spending on print advertising is projected to continue it’s downward spiral in 2012. According to people who understand the marketing market, the decline in print ad spending in …
The news is coming in today from Amazon that digital books on their popular Kindle e-reader are now outselling all print books on Amazon.com. Surely this signals the end of print books and the bricks and mortar stores that sell them, right? Well, probably not. But it is a significant statistic. Last July, Kindle sales overtook hardcovers on Amazon. When …
Every so often things happens in such a perfect, complementary fashion that it shakes the arguments against predetermination to the core. Alas, where one once bright star is slowly flickering out another is bursting with new light. And one might think that a little piece of the old has somehow found its way into the new. In this case, the …
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple could announce a "print subscription" offering as early as the next month or two. The publication cites "people familiar with that matter", though one of these people said it may come early next year, alongside the next version of the iPad. That sounds more like Apple’s style to me.
Content publishers are excited about the iPad and other tablet devices. Such devices provide readers with a new way of interacting with content. Print publishers, in particular, are hopeful that this kind of publishing can make up for some of the losses they have experienced on the print side.
Spending on online advertising and marketing will surpass print in 2010 for the first time, according to a new report from Outsell.
Companies will spend $119.6 billion on online and digital strategies, from search engine keywords to webinars, while committing $111.5 billion to print such as newspapers and magazine ads. Overall, U.S. spending on advertising and marketing will increase in 2010, but only by 1.2 percent to $368 billion.
Back in 2008, Google filed a patent, which was recently published for public viewing. The patent is called "Segmenting Printed Media Pages Into Articles," and appears to imply that the company wants to take individual articles from print publications and turn them into individual articles on the web. The abstract says:
As we rapidly approach the end of the second quarter of 2009 there is still news trickling in from what happened in Q1. As suspected, that news is not good. A study by TNS Media Intelligence was reported in today’s WSJ and ad spend for media including TV, print and online display ads fell 14% year to year to $30.8 billion.
Google has been directing a lot of attention toward Google Profiles lately. They begin offering a vanity URL feature for them, and began displaying them in search results. Now they are actually offering business cards for them. The company is giving away 10,000 sets of 25 Google Profile business cards for free.
It’s odd enough that reports about 2007 are still trickling in; there’s a special touch of irony since this late-breaking stuff concerns the news industry. Still, timing aside, it’s nice to report that newspapers’ websites received more views than ever before.
Google already commands the market of Internet advertising, but now the search giant’s appetite seems to be getting bigger by the day. Google’s holding negotiations with several newspaper publishers and cooking up a deal to allow its online advertisers to purchase print space in the newspapers.
This move has been a cause for anxiety for many competing media companies such as ITV, who’s chairman Michael Grade has been lobbying to reign in the big giant.
Given both the state of the U.S. economy and the time of the year, “reorganization” is a euphemism that we’re seeing more and more. BusinessWeek started things off with a slightly different term – “transformation” – but it is nonetheless laying off 12 employees.
I’m a big fan of print and a believer that old channels like print can adapt nicely when new channels come along. It follows that I’m usually pleased to see studies that reinforce the value of print. The new study from the Poynter Institute, however, doesn’t do much for me.
As good as Google is about translating its products into other languages, I was surprised to learn that, as of Sunday, there were no Spanish-language publications involved in the Google Print Ads program. But as of Monday, there was one: Hoy.
Internet advertising is a big business in the UK, and according to a new report, it’s reached record proportions. Over 2 billion pounds – that’s about $3.95 billion – was spent in 2006, which represents a 41% increase over the previous year’s figures. Even more important is the fact that only $3.73 billion was spent on newspaper advertising.
Upon news that 30-year-old magazine InfoWorld was shutting down its print operations and moving online, and that the San Francisco Chronicle is also in trouble, a debate is raging in the blogosphere. The general consensus near Silicon Valley: print is dead.
A lot of Google’s products and services die quiet deaths in dark corners, but on the other hand, there are times when the company seems to have a Midas touch. New reports indicate an appropriately golden future for Google’s newspaper and radio ads.
Newspaper giant Hearst Corporation unveiled its News Reader software, a product born of a partnership with Microsoft. News Reader software debuted in beta at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a downloadable application, allowing an on-screen view of Hearst newspapers.
The news comes in the wake of growing concern for the future of print media as online content becomes more prevalent and preferred.
George B. Irish, president of Hearst Newspapers, and Kenneth A. Bronfin, president of Hearst Interactive Media.
The lines that separate print and online journalism are becoming ever blurred as we move into a new year. Old media has been hesitant to embrace the Internet as a new frontier of information, but it appears at least one major newspaper is looking to create a holistic, three-dimensional reading experience for its subscribers.
Just because Google’s initial effort to bring its bidding platform to print ads failed, doesn’t mean the company is giving up.
The latest controversy surrounding Google’s ambitious Print for Libraries project, where the aim is digitize and make available online all works of literature, comes after a heart-string tugging plea from a British hospital for terminally-ill children that receives much of its revenue from its copyright of Peter Pan.
Google is currently embroiled in a bitter battle with publishers over their Google Print entity. A lawsuit filed last week by the Author’s Guild and the Association of American Publishers (AAP) challenged Google over their Print plans. During a speech in Tokyo, Google CEO Eric Schmidt called the lawsuit a “routine part of doing business.”
Google’s list of allies in support of its massive Google Print for Libraries project is getting shorter by the day. Yesterday, the century-old National Consumers League sent a letter to Congress urging the government body to set up public hearings on the matter.
Outsell’s Market View report, released last week, revealed that B-to-B readers are spending 15 percent less on print news and trade journals than they did in 2001, possibly as a result of competition from online advertising sources such as Yahoo, Inc. and Google, Inc.
Though copyright law predates the Internet, case law has been established regarding the indexing of copyrighted material, and it has come out in favor of the indexer. Publishers who have issues with Google’s Print for Libraries project may end up with little more than hurt feelings.
At the turn of the 20th century, citizen journalism (then referred to as a letter to the editor) was considered an innovative and progressive idea. Giving the reader a voice in the news was unheard of at that point. Fast-forward a hundred years (give or take), and take note of the web log, the brave and testy incarnation of a new millennium.