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Nearly 50 Percent of Internet Users in Europe Visit Newspaper Sites

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

LONDON, UK, 19 January 2012 - comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went...

Playboy to Close Chicago Headquarters

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-18

Playboy has announced it will complete its westward shift by closing the company’s Chicago headquarters and relocating all departments to Los Angeles.

A more digital focus for Sun-Times Media after purchase by Chicago investors?

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-23

A local investment group is buying up Sun-Times Media for over $20 million in a move that may bring more digital focus to the media company. The Chicago Sun-Times, one of the papers owned by...

Gannett plans to erect paywalls as Chicago title starts charging

Guardian – 2011-12-08

Paywalls are going up at scores of US newspapers. The largest publisher, Gannett, has announced plans to charge online users from early next year.The Chicago Sun-Times and its 39 affiliated suburban...

Chicago Tribune mulls new weekly books section

Poynter. – 2011-10-26

Crain’s Chicago Business Lynne Marek reports the Chicago Tribune is planning to launch the section in January, and is expected to charge about $2 for it. The 32-page prototype for Printers Row —...

Shock image threshold falls under internet pressure

Reuters – 2011-10-22

PARIS (Reuters) - The threshold for publishing gruesome images like those of Muammar Gaddafi's death is falling as the internet and social media make many of the editorial decisions that used to be...

Agent Ben Mason hired by father of Meredith Kercher

The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 11:05 The literary agent Ben Mason has been hired by the father of the murdered English student Meredith Kercher to represent him in a...

Time Inc. veteran Fenner named Chicago magazine editor-in-chief

Poynter. – 2011-08-30

Romenesko Memos

Every book wanted by internet pioneer

CBC – 2011-08-02

Internet pioneer Brewster Kahle wants to preserve a physical copy of every book ever published.

Internet archivist seeks 1 of every book written

Boston.com – 2011-08-01

Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street, an Internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: the printed word.

Groupon India Data Published on Internet, Said Researcher

PC World – 2011-06-28

The user database of Groupon's Indian subsidiary, SoSasta, was published on the Internet and indexed by Google, according to an Australian security consultant.

Martin Amis: My father's English language

Guardian – 2011-05-27

How should 'controversy' be pronounced? How are 'refute' and 'decimate' misused? Kingsley Amis's guide, The King's English, revealed all. Martin Amis celebrates his father's interest in...

Internet Advertising Hits Record $7.3 Billion in First Quarter

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-26

Internet advertising in the U.S. totaled $7.3 billion in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2011, up 23 percent over the same period in 2010 and set the highest first quarter level ever for the...

Internet companies must fund creativity, claims French minister

The Bookseller – 2011-05-23

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Mon, 23/05/2011 - 15:35 French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand has said internet companies must contribute more to financing creativity....

Bonnie Fuller 2.0: On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're A Famous Magazine Editor!

The New York Observer – 2011-05-18

In the lobby of the Hollywood Life offices in a nondescript Midtown East office tower, a young writer in thigh-high lacy stockings, short-shorts and a black fedora importuned the receptionist for...

From China to Chicago

Publishers Weekly – 2011-05-16

River North Editions may have just launched in March, but IPG's rebranded distribution program for scholarly titles published by approximately a dozen international presses is already making a big...

Father's concern for journalist daughter believed to be in Iranian custody

Guardian – 2011-05-13

Diplomatic efforts to communicate with al-Jazeera's Dorothy Parvaz after her deportation from SyriaThe father of a journalist who was deported to Iran by Syria and has been held there for nearly two...

The future of alt-weeklies?: Chicago Reader switches to magazine format

Poynter. – 2011-04-28

Chicago Tribune This week’s Reader will be bound by staples and feature a glossy cover, reports Phil Rosenthal. “The goal is to make the Reader seem less disposable, more indispensable and more...

Amazon failure takes down sites across Internet

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-22

(04-22) 06:14 PDT New York, NY (AP) -- Amazon.com struggled Friday morning to restore computers used by other major websites such as Reddit as an outage stretched beyond 24 hours. Though better known...

Internet 'Right to be Forgotten' debate hits Spain

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-20

In a case that Google Inc. and privacy experts call a first of its kind, Spain's Data Protection Agency has ordered the search engine giant to remove links to material on about 90 people. The...

IAB Reports 2010 Internet Ad Revenues Up Almost 15 Percent

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-14

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) shared in its 2010 full year report that annual Internet advertising revenues increased by 14.9 percent from 2009 to 2010, rising from $22.66 million in 2009...

20 Game-Changing Events That Shaped the Internet, Part 2

PC World – 2011-04-04

We continue to look at the events that made the Internet into what it is today. In this part we examine blogs, Napster, Skype, online books, Facebook, and more.

NY court: Keep Internet copyright disputes at home

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-25

(03-24) 15:48 PDT Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's top court ruled Thursday that publishers should file Internet copyright infringement lawsuits in courts where their businesses are located, even if...

USA Today tackles challenges of the Internet with advertising-friendly topics and device-specific content

Editors Weblog – 2011-03-24

USA Today's strategy to fight back against threats from the Internet includes expanding its coverage of advertising-friendly topics and designing content specifically for smartphones and tablets,...

Media Decoder: Internet Users Turned to Social Networks in Elections, Survey Finds

The New York Times – 2011-03-17

One in five adults who use the Internet, including a growing number of older, conservative Republicans, turned to social networks during last year’s elections, according to study published Thursday.

Indians mourn loss of father of comic books

The Independent – 2011-02-28

Indians mourned Saturday the death of Anant Pai, known as the father of the nation's comic book industry, whose vibrant adaptations of Hindu mythology educated and entertained children for decades.

What effect has the internet had on journalism?

Guardian – 2011-02-20

The web is a valuable tool, but old-fashioned press practices can still be bestFor Peter Beaumont, this newspaper's foreign affairs editor, the revolution in Egypt revealed more than the power of the...

Google CEO sees signs of Internet bubble: report

Reuters – 2011-02-11

ZURICH (Reuters) - There are clear signs of a new Internet bubble in corporate valuations, Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt said in an interview with a Swiss magazine on Thursday.

Profit from the Internet? Harper's Publisher Calls Out The Atlantic Over Earnings Boast

The New York Observer – 2011-01-19

Earlier this month, The Atlantic shocked many by announcing that, for the first time in decades, they had made some money on an actual smart-person magazine. To what strategy did it owe this windfall...

In Italy, Internet decreases as principal source of news

Editors Weblog – 2011-01-17

The number of Italians who use the Internet to get informed is decreasing, says Italian website LSDI, analysing the Report on "Citizens and new technology" which was released in December 2010 by...

Obama Wants Universal Internet ID That Is Not Facebook

The New York Observer – 2011-01-10

The Obama Administration is planning to give the Commerce Department control over a new effort to create a universal Internet ID for every American.

Web leaders debate the use of paywalls, Twitter and internet TV in 2011

Media Week – 2010-12-16

The success of The Times paywall has shown it is possible to achieve greater revenue with quality content than via advertising, but raises questions about the influence of such titles in the future,...

The Master Switch: Is the Internet due for a takeover?

Salon.com – 2010-12-13

Tim Wu's "The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires" has been out for a few weeks now and has already become one of those books that prognosticators and opinionators feel obliged...

Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed

New York Times – 2010-07-13

Techmeme uses algorithms to constantly find the latest tech news, and has added a human editor too.

Media should include more positive messages about the internet, says new campaign

Yahoo – 2010-07-12

The media industry has been challenged with portraying a more positive message about internet use in a new campaign to get the UK population online. In a mission statement, Manifesto for a Networked...

Finland Makes Internet a 'Basic Right'

PBS – 2010-07-05

When one thinks of basic rights, things like voting, clean water or education might come to mind. Now, add Internet access to that list. Finland this month became the first country in the world to...

Coal fuels much of Internet "cloud", says Greenpeace

Reuters – 2010-03-30

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The 'cloud' of data which is becoming the heart of the Internet is creating an all too real cloud of pollution as Facebook, Apple and others build data centers powered by...

'Chicago Tribune': Our Parent Co.'s Bankruptcy Typifies Huge Fees These Days

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-28

To report on the huge fees that lawyers and other professionals are making from bankruptcies these days, Chicago Tribune reporter Michael Oneal found the perfect example in his own building: Tribune...

A Writer Recalls His Mentor, Critic and Father, All in One Complex Man

New York Times – 2010-03-23

Hanif Kureishi’s affecting new memoir, “My Ear at His Heart,” is ruminative and minor-key.

EU says it will ask US, others to publish draft anti-piracy deal to soothe Internet worries

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune – 2010-03-22

BRUSSELS - The European Union said Monday it wants the United States and others to publish a draft global anti-piracy deal to end rumors that it advocates cutting off Internet access for illegal...

ING Resumes Annual Conference -- at Graph Expo in Chicago

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-18

The International Newspaper Group will convene its conference this year in Chicago in conjunction with Graph Expo 2010. Co-located with the show in McCormick Place, the conference begins Saturday,...

Venezuela denies plans to censor Internet

Reuters – 2010-03-15

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela is not planning to censor the Web or to shut down social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, officials said on Monday, after President Hugo Chavez called for...

Warren steps down as Chicago Reader publisher to do more with Chicago News Cooperative

Poynter Institute – 2010-03-08

I'm leaving the Reader, taking on enhanced duties with the Chicago News Cooperative and pursuing other intriguing journalism opportunities. I will always be grateful for the confidence shown by...

James Warren Leaves 'Chicago Reader' for Chicago News Co-op

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-08

Recently appointed Chicago Reader Publisher James Warren is stepping down to join the Chicago News Cooperative.

Internet prompts the publishing itch in over-60s

Reuters – 2010-02-08

LONDON (Reuters) - The Internet is helping older British readers rekindle a love of books and writing, and an overwhelming majority of senior citizens see the medium as a positive development,...

Media Talk: Kindle Books in Snack Sizes

New York Times – 2010-02-08

FT Press is selling stripped-down, 1,000- to 2,000-word versions of books, for $1.99, and a new series of essays of about 5,000 words, for $2.99.

Narrower, Shallower 'Chicago Tribune' Debuts

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-08

The Chicago Tribune debuted its narrower broadsheet and shallower tabloid pages Monday.

China Internet CEO laments state-controlled media

Reuters – 2010-02-03

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will never have its voice heard on the international stage unless the government loosens its tight grip over the media and film industry, the CEO of the country's No. 2...

Chicago Dailies Re-Endorse Favorite Candidates on Election Eve

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-01

On Monday, the day before Chicago and Illinois go to the polls for party primary elections, the Chicago Sun-Times published a re-endorsement of its favorite Democratic candidate for Cook County...

Top internet highlights of 2009

BBC – 2009-12-31

The cream of the web from the last 12 months according to podcasters Helen Zaltzman and Olly Mann.

Arabic-language Internet is coming of age

LA Times – 2009-12-26

Yahoo's acquisition of Maktoob.com this year encourages start-ups and investors to work on online content and services for the world's 300 million Arabic speakers.

Learning from Murdoch’s Internet Missteps

Folio Mag – 2009-12-23

The history of the Internet is peppered with important dates: there’s the invention of IP (Vint Cerf, 1973), the creation of the World Wide Web (Tim Berners Lee, 1989), the first cat video on...

China to require Internet domain name registration

Reuters – 2009-12-22

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has issued new Internet regulations, including what appears to be an effort to create a "whitelist" of approved websites that could potentially place much of the Internet...

European Newspapers Find Creative Ways to Thrive in the Internet Age

New York Times – 2009-03-31

A few newspaper publishers are providing news on the Web for free, but are relying more on readers than advertisers, turning a profit by charging for associated services and online activities.

Ad Sales Up on Internet, but ’08 Pace Was Slower

New York Times – 2009-03-31

Internet advertising in the U.S. rose in 2008, according to a report, but the growth is starting to flatten.

FOLIO: Growth Summit Kicks Off in Chicago

Folio Mag – 2009-03-16

CHICAGO—The fifth annual FOLIO: Summit kicks off this week with more than 200 C-level executives and directors expected to attend. This year’s conference will focus on actionable strategies to...

One Book One Chicago author critical of city

Chicago Tribune – 2009-03-11

Mayor Daley's 16th selection today for the One Book, One Chicago program was written by an author who said her literary achievements came despite growing up in Chicago. Daley picked the 25th...

World's Oldest Publisher Launches Internet-Based Publishing for the Legal Community

ITNews – 2009-03-11

CAMBRIDGE, England, BOSTON and STOCKHOLM, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- - Cambridge University Press Founded by Henry VIII in High-Tech Internet Publishing Deal With Boston University and Swedish...

'Chicago Sun-Times' Publisher Takes on New Duties in STMG Reorg

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-03

Sun-Times Media Group (STMG) Tuesday announced a series of management changes, and the departure of two longtime executives.

Pearson boosted by education and the internet

Times Online – 2009-03-02

Pearson, the publishing group, announced yesterday that its profits were continuing to grow on the back of a strong demand for its educational products and increased digital revenues.

Borders to Close Chicago Flagship

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-26

Borders will close its 49,881 sq. ft. store in Chicago next January.

Research and Markets: By 2013, 155 Million of US Internet Users Will Consume Some Form of User-Created Content, up ...

Centre Daily Times – 2009-02-26

Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/82ef37/usergenerated_con ) has announced the addition of eMarketer's new report " User-Generated Content: More Popular than...

Verizon taps Clear Channel to supply Internet Radio content

BizJournals – 2009-02-25

Verizon Wireless has selected Clear Channel Radio to supply radio-station content to Verizon Hub customers. (VZ) (VOD)

'Chicago Tribune' Calls for Illinois Senator to Resign

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-18

"The benefit of the doubt had already been stretched thin and taut by the time Roland Burris offered his third version of the events leading to his appointment to the U.S. Senate," the editorial...

More 'Chicago Trib' Cuts As Jerusalem, Rome Bureaus Closed

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-12

The Chicago Tribune fired at least 10 newsroom employee Thursday, including a Pulitzer Prize winner and the correspondents in the Middle East and Rome.

More Cuts Coming, 'Chicago Tribune' CEO Says

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-06

In a memo to employees Friday, Chicago Tribune Media Group CEO Tony Hunter said there will be more job reductions at the flagship Trib and siblings such as RedEye as the company takes ¿decisive...

EU media chief rules out Internet freedom law

Reuters – 2009-02-03

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A European Union law to reinforce freedom on the Internet would be unnecessary and put operators in a difficult position, the bloc's top telecoms and media regulator...

Reed Launches New Chicago Con; Moves NYCC to Fall 2010

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-03

Reed Exhibitions plans to launch a new comics and pop culture convention, in April of 2010 at the McCormack Place convention facility in downtown Chicago and plans to move the New York Comic-con...

Tribune Co. Selects $900 Million Bidder to Buy Chicago Cubs

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-23

After a nearly two-year process that spanned the privatization of Tribune Co., the Illinois governor's corruption scandal and the virtual collapse of the credit market, Tribune has picked a winning...

AOL's 'total reinvention' relies on stand-alone sites AOL no longer a 'walled garden' on the Internet

San Jose Mercury News – 2009-01-19

Akin to a magazine model of niche titles for fragmented audiences interested in specific subjects, AOL counts more than 70 sites in its publishing portfolio and plans to add 30 more in the coming...

China claims world leadership in internet users

Times Online – 2009-01-14

China now has more internet users than any other country in the world, as many millions more Chinese in cities and the countryside get connected to the web, a report suggests.

Go Internet Media gets $10M in 1st round

BizJournals – 2009-01-13

Go Internet Media Inc., an Internet advertising network specializing in customized consumer acquisition services for vertical markets, said Tuesday it received $10 million in a first round of...

'Chicago Tribune': We Goofed On Redesign

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-08

"You spoke, we listened," reads the headline for a note to readers from Editor Gerould W. Kern, in an extraordinary mea culpa wrapped around its A-section Thursday. The Tribune acknowledges that its...

`Chicago Sun-Times' Parent Seeking 7% Union Pay Cut

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-07

Sun-Times Media Group (STMG) is asking all unionized employees at the flagship Chicago Sun-Times and its siblings to agree to a 7% decrease in their compensation, according to a memo to Chicago...

China to 'clean up' the internet

BBC – 2009-01-05

China launches a new campaign to get rid of unhealthy, vulgar and pornographic content.

'Chicago Sun-Times' Parent Closing Another Printing Plant

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-22

Sun-Times Media Group (STMG), which in the past two years has consolidated its printing facilities from five to three, is consolidating again.

The Media Equation: A Scandal in Chicago That Justifies Investigative Journalism

New York Times – 2008-12-15

Newspapers, smacked around for lacking relevance the last few years, have found a compelling spokesman: Rod R. Blagojevich, the governor of Illinois.

Governor sought firing of Chicago Tribune editorial writer

Chicago Tribune – 2008-12-10

Editorial board's criticism of governor spurred bid to tie aid for Wrigley rehab to firing, complaint says Angry over critical editorials, Gov. Rod Blagojevich threatened to withhold state money for...

UPDATED: 'Chicago Tribune' Delayed Governor Wiretap Stories At Fed's Request

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-09

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who ordered the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday morning, said that at his office's request the Chicago Tribune agreed to delay publication of a...

'Wall Street Journal' Editor Sizes Up Competition

NPR – 2008-12-09

A year after being taken over by Rupert Murdoch, The Wall Street Journal is expanding its coverage — despite the sputtering economy. Robert Thomson, the Journal 's managing editor, says his paper...

'Chicago Tribune' Dining Editor Narrowly Escapes Mumbai Violence

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-01

Chicago Tribune Dining Editor Judy Hevrdejs narrowly escaped last week's violence in Mumbai. In Sunday's editions, she described running through the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, just a few steps ahead of...

I-Tool Tips: Google brings Life Magazine images to the Internet

The Sacramento Bee – 2008-11-27

A photograph -- especially an historic one -- is "information" as much as any statistic. So it's worth mentioning the recent debut of Google's database of Life Magazine images.

Internet ad revenue rises 11 pct in 3Q to $5.9 bln

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-11-20

Internet advertising revenue rose 11 percent in the third quarter to an estimated $5.9 billion, the second best quarter on record as advertisers put money into ads where impact is more easily...

'Chicago Sun-Times' Auctions off Prints of Nov. 5 Page One

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-19

The Chicago Sun-Times is selling a limited number of canvas prints of its Nov. 5 front page -- featuring President-Elect Barack Obama with the headline "Mr. President" -- on eBay.

Chicago publisher faces wave of resignations

Columbia Missourian – 2008-11-19

CHICAGO — The Sun-Times Media Group Inc. said Tuesday its chairman of the board, several board members and its chief financial officer are all leaving their posts, and the embattled publisher is...

Internet shake-up: Yahoo's Yang to step down as CEO

USA Today – 2008-11-18

Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang is stepping down as chief executive, ending a rocky reign marked by his refusal to sell the Internet company to Microsoft for $47.5 billion more than triple Yahoo's...

Rupert Murdoch says newspapers will survive — and can even thrive — in Internet Age

Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune – 2008-11-17

SYDNEY, Australia - Global media magnate Rupert Murdoch says doomsayers who are predicting the Internet will kill off newspapers are "misguided cynics" who fail to grasp that the online world is...

Kevin Rose of Digg: the Most Famous Man on the Internet

Fox News – 2008-11-09

It's Kevin Rose's Internet; we're just using it. Rose isn't only the founder of Digg, a news/technology/nonsense site that has 30 million visitors a month. He also has his own TV network...

Obama will take to Internet as Roosevelt took to radio

AFP via Yahoo!Xtra News – 2008-11-09

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Barack Obama's Internet-savvy campaign team will revolutionize White House communications like late president Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) did with the radio, according to NDN think...

The Internet vs. books: Peaceful coexistence

Los Angeles Times – 2008-11-09

The instant knowledge provided by the Web is invaluable, as is the deeper communion provided by books. "On or about December, 1910," Virginia Woolf once wrote, "the world changed." Sometime during...

FCC opens up unused TV frequencies to Internet

Boston Globe – 2008-11-08

Vermont officials say a move by the Federal Communications Commission is a great leap forward in efforts to bring high-speed Internet to rural areas.

'Chicago Tribune' Likely to Print 'Wall Street Journal'

Editor & Publisher – 2008-11-07

NEW YORK With printing and severance negotiations under way, when Dow Jones & Co. closes its Naperville, Ill., plant, the Chicago Tribune's Freedom Center seems likely to take over printing The Wall...

FCC head, Google co-founder see cheaper Internet

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-07

High-speed wireless Internet will be cheaper and more available across the United States in the near future, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and a Google co-founder said on...

Tribune May Retain Half Of Chicago Cubs, Report Says

New York Times – 2008-11-07

Newspaper publisher and broadcaster Tribune may end up holding 50 percent or more of its storied Chicago Cubs baseball franchise as the credit crunch stalled sales talks, The Wall Street Journal...

FCC votes to turn empty TV spectrum into wireless Internet access

Los Angeles Times – 2008-11-05

The plan allows high-tech firms such as Google and Microsoft to develop a new generation of devices that will use the 'white spaces' between channels to go online. Federal regulators on Tuesday...

U.S. News & World Report goes all-Internet

UPI – 2008-11-05

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. News & World Report said it would stop most of its print publications and devote itself to Internet publication.

Internet collaboration still in infancy: Wikipedia founder

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-01

The age of public collaboration over the Internet is still only in its infancy, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP in an interview.

Netflix, TiVo team up to deliver films on demand via Internet

USA Today – 2008-10-30

One of the longest-awaited partnerships in home video finally appears to be ready as Netflix and TiVo Thursday unveil a plan to offer customers films on demand via the Internet.

Google and NASA are Working on an Interplanetary Internet

Universe Today – 2008-10-29

In an initiative energized by Google Vice-President and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf, the International Space Station could be testing a brand new way of communicating with Earth. In 2009, it...

Human Rights and Internet Companies: Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Agree to Principles

Electronic Frontier Foundations – 2008-10-29

For almost two years, EFF has been a participant in negotiations between human rights groups, investors, academics and Internet companies -- including Yahoo!, Google, and Microsoft -- aimed at...

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