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USC predicts most newspapers will be dead in 5 years

December 18, 2011

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USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future predicted that most newspapers will cease to exist within 5 years. We’ve heard this before, of course. However, we have to consider the trends of news organizations moving more resources and content online, print advertising revenue decreasing at a rapid pace and newspaper staffs diminishing at what seems […]

Top 10 social media & PR predictions for 2012

December 13, 2011

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We always love these lists of predictions that come out at the end of every year. Some of them are insightful and others are just downright obvious. We’re still deciding where some of these items on this list of social media and public relations predictions for 2012 fall. The list was created by Affect, a […]

Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises files for bankruptcy

December 13, 2011

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Editor & Publisher reports that Lee Enterprises, which owns newspaper publications in 52 markets (mostly in the Midwest), has filed for bankruptcy. Apparently this news wasn’t unexpected for the publisher based in Davenport, Iowa. Lee Enterprises had announced earlier that they were going to make this move as part of a refinancing plan to repay […]

Tampa Tribune, sister papers begin lay off of 165 staffers

December 13, 2011

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Here we go again. Tampa Tribune and its sister publications started the lay off of 165 staffers yesterday. The cuts comprise a 16 percent reduction in workforce combined. Tampa Bay Online reported that 80 percent of those affected were notified yesterday and that no cuts were made to the TV broadcast staff. Sadly, this is […]

Facebook: I’ll sue you. You’ll sue me. We’re a suing anomaly.

December 9, 2011

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Facebook certainly likes lawsuits. Now they are countersuing Timelines.com saying that the word “timeline” is too generic to be a copyright issue, which is precisely why Timelines was suing Facebook in the first place when the social network announced its new timeline feature. First, we’d like to point out that if your trademark includes words […]

Plagiarism is plagiarism. Editorial cartoons should apply if it was intentional.

December 9, 2011

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The Poynter Institute published an interesting article after two incidents (one confirmed and one alleged) involving editorial cartoonists copying content and visuals from other publications. These recent occurrences have led the board of directors at Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) to review their guidelines and determine what plagiarism is exactly when it comes to […]

Sun-Times announces layoffs yesterday, online access charges today

December 6, 2011

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You really have to read between the lines and connect the dots in the media industry these days. Yesterday, we were referred by one of our sources Paper Cuts to an article by Chicago Business announcing that the Chicago Sun-Times will yet again go through another round of staff reduction. They declined to give a […]