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  • jessicafaith 1:02 am on January 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Newspapers,   

    Newspaper Laptop Sleeve 

    Disguise your expensive laptop as a cheap newspaper.


  • jessicafaith 12:38 am on January 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    E-Readers Fall Short for News, Study Says 

    “The newspaper industry is struggling to hold onto its audience, and e-readers such as the Kindle may not help, according to a new University of Georgia study.”


  • kimberlymj 7:57 am on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Newspapers, theater   

    Theater Person Appeals to Newspaper Death Watch for Help…

    I was startled to see this on the website “Newspaper Death Watch”:

    Dramatic Effect

    We get some unusual requests at the Death Watch and always try to be helpful, but we were stumped by this inquiry from Amy Wimmer Schwarb, a 15-year journalism veteran:

    “What’s more old-school than the print-on-paper newspaper we both love?” she writes. “The theater, of course. I’ve been working on and off for the past 18 months on a script that I’m about to start submitting to play competitions around the country. The title is ‘Dash Thirty Dash: An Allegory for the End Times.’ The piece celebrates the fun and beauty of the business and documents the suicide of newspapers.

    “My concern about submitting this play through traditional channels is that I want it to be seen NOW, and sometimes, such channels have long lag times. Through your online travels and contacts, do you have any suggestions for how I might distribute this work? In my dreams, it will be performed in small independent theaters around the country.”

    We couldn’t help, but perhaps you can. Post any ideas below as comments, or e-mail us using the contact box on the right and we’ll put you in touch with Amy directly.


  • jessicafaith 3:04 am on January 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Washington Post Apocalypse Debate Rages On 

    An article written by Gabe Sherman of The New Republic about the impending collapse of the Washington Post:

    Inside the Messy Collapse of a Great Newspaper (New Republic, Jan 19, 2010)

    “The common storyline is the Post is flailing,” a senior reporter says. “To me, it’s slightly different. It’s throwing everything up there to see what sticks.” “Everybody feels like we’re lurching,” says another reporter. “A company in chaos” is how a third Post staffer describes the state of the paper.

    and a subsequent rebuttal from Dana Milbank, the Post’s Political reporter and former Senior Editor of The New Republic:

    The State of The Post: Not Too Bad as Apocalypses Go (Jan 24, 2010)

    One of the fringe benefits of working for The Washington Post these days is you get to read your own obituary, pretty much on a weekly basis.

  • jessicafaith 7:03 am on January 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Report: Majority Of Newspapers Now Purchased By Kidnappers To Prove Date 

    According to the Onion, “print media owes its solvency to the loyal hostage-takers still paying cover price.”

    • kimberlymj 12:37 am on January 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      “Ultimately, I think newspapers make the whole thing more tangible and concrete for everyone involved.”

  • jessicafaith 6:52 am on January 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    This Boring Headline is Written for Google 

    An interesting examination of the ways in which journalists have had to alter their use of language to garner attention from news aggregator bots.


  • uranaishi 1:46 am on January 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Newspapers, , talking machine, Thomas Edison   

    Thomas Edison and his “talking machine” 

    An article from the New York Times in 1888, in which Thomas Edison demonstrates his “talking machine” – a phonograph – to people in England.


  • uranaishi 2:37 am on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Newspaper Timeline 

    Online, interactive timeline of the history of newspapers.


  • uranaishi 7:44 am on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blogs, , Newspapers,   

    Newsosaur Blog 

    Blog by a former editor of both the Chicago Sun Times and San Francisco Chronicle, who moved from print to online media and now blogs on the death of the newspaper, among other things.


  • jessicafaith 7:33 am on January 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Photos of Abandoned Newspaper Racks 

    Courtesy of The Business Insider.

    “These photos of disused newspaper racks in a San Francisco storage yard — taken March 13, 2009 — are pretty much all you need to know about the state of the industry…”

    • kimberlymj 8:41 pm on January 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      These are awesome. A newspaper graveyard. In cheery colors! For a video montage?

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