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The truth finally comes out. Republicans are intimidated by Obama

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Morning Awful: Newspaper Website Fails

The New York Times paywall is an annoying fail. Once you’ve read twenty articles, the paywall pesters you to subscribe. But delete everything in the URL bar after “.html,” and hit “enter”: Ooo! I’m a hacker! Here in the Shoals area, … Continue reading

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Is Print Dead?

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Why Print Is Dead

Michael Hastings, Rolling Stone writer whose article took down General McChrystal, was asked why he risked his access by telling the truth: “Look, I went into journalism to do journalism, not advertising. My views are critical but that shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Are Comment Trolls An Endangered Species?

Article comments and opinion forums have been problematic for news sites, particularly newspapers, because the anonymous nature of comment systems makes them havens for slanderers, trolls, and paranoiacs. But comments have also been a huge part of the internet’s growth … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I’m actually reading this: FLORENCE – The TimesDaily is asking a Lauderdale County Circuit judge to temporarily halt the sale of Coffee Health Group and its assets to a private company until documents related to the sale … Continue reading

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What Was I Saying About Paywalls?

Oh, yeah. I was saying the New York Times ought to give up on paywall strategies. They might look at their Long Island neighbor, Newsday, which erected a paywall three months ago and today enjoys a whopping thirty-five website subscribers. … Continue reading

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NY Times To Repeat Paywall Fiasco

So the geniuses in charge of the Titanic Gray Lady have come up with another paywall plan. Because the last one worked so darn well they had to abandon it the following year. They’ll use a system like the one … Continue reading

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Print Is Dead: Electronic Ink Edition

This is why I follow William Gibson on Twitter: Speculative fiction writers have come up with innumerable ways to deal with the issue of paper in their novels. The golden era of Bradbury and Asimov maintained paper in their universes; … Continue reading

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Print, 570, Dead

Invented by Gutenberg in 1439, print was declared dead yesterday with the closing of Editor & Publisher magazine. Print is survived by the internet and a family of wireless content devices, including the Kindle. Video from the 2008 Editor & … Continue reading

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Print is Dead: Condé Nast Edition

In the wake of yesterday’s announcement that Condé Nast is cutting three well-known magazines from its lineup, Fortune‘s Stanley Bing is not surprised. Noting that Condé Nast hired a well-known hatchet man-consultant, Bing says: When desperate companies, at a loss … Continue reading

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