Tag: newspapers

by Alexa Schirtzinger

When it comes to buying newspapers, Todd Vogt has doubled down on print media in San Francisco. As the co-owner, president, and publisher of the San Francisco Media Company, he’s responsible for three local newspapers: the daily San Francisco Examiner, and weeklies SFWeekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. “I love print. I am a […] more »

by Dan Pacheco

As someone who had the benefit of working for the Washington Post at the beginning of its digital transformation, I will never forget how I got the news that the Graham family is selling the paper to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. It was through a New York Times news alert on Google Glass, which I was […] more »

by David Sarno

Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news and social products, talks with Knight Fellows about journalism and web ads. Credit: David Sarno The digital earthquake that’s knocking the traditional news industry off its foundations is not over, said Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news and social products. And it probably never will be. “Sometimes I think […] more »

by David Cohn

I couldn’t be more excited to join Circa, a new media startup, as “founding editor.” Part of the excitement is because, as the title suggests, it’s not your average editorial job. There are elements to the editorial process of Circa that will be unique. They will be defined and perhaps redefined as we go. That’s the nature […] more »

by Dan Pacheco

The shift from print to mobile reading went into overdrive this holiday season, with ownership of e-readers like the Kindle and tablets like the iPad doubling in a single month. A new survey-based study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project reports that the percentage of adults owning tablet computers went from 10% to […] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

A few months ago, my kids hit an inevitable, but still terrifying, milestone — they began asking for a pet. Being a complete Scrooge, I quickly set to work explaining that pets are hard work and expensive. Showing a strong knack for journalism, they demanded proof of my assertions, so we set off to the […] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

A visit to one of America’s small, rural communities that are called home by more than 60 million of us is sometimes like a step back in time. Cars downtown still park parallel to the curb, and not too far beyond downtown are fields and maybe even a factory or two still. Go to a […] more »

by Andrew Whitacre

This week, all past and present Knight News Challenge winners descend here upon the MIT campus as Knight Foundation and the MIT Center for Future Civic Media co-host the 2010 Future of News and Civic Media conference. There has been an interesting evolution in the conference’s — and the News Challenge’s — focus: the question […] more »

by David Cohn

Perhaps it’s ironic for me to write about advertising. Fellow Knight News Challenge winner Dan Pacheco can quote me as once saying “f*&# advertising” and one of the initial inspirations for me to get into journalism was Adbusters Magazine. Below I want to describe a potential advertising model that Spot.Us hopes to employ (and others […] more »

by Dan Schultz

During my time at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, I had a chance to learn about some of the harsh realities that come with taking on yet another technology. The general idea was that even if it’s “free,” there is unfortunate baggage that comes with adding tools to the newsroom — baggage like increased overhead, learning curves, […] more »