Category: Newspapers

  • Oldest Newspaper In the world to stop killing trees

    After several years of deliberation, what is reportedly the world’s oldest newspaper has decided that it will publish only digitally. Indeed, the World Association of Newspapers has deemed the world’s oldest newspaper (formed 1645), to be the Post-och Inrikes Tidningar of Sweden. Although we can’t read Swedish, it appears that the site where the digital…

  • Understanding the British

    And to be fair, here’s the newspaper guide to understanding the Pommies. The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by people who actually do run the country; The Daily Mail is…

  • Understanding Americans

    Understanding America through its newspapers — a quick guide doing the rounds on the Net. The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. The New York Times is read by people who think they run the country. The Washington Post is read by people who think they should run the…

  • Circulation Plunges at Major US Newspapers

    Circulation freefall – New York Times: Circulation at the nation’s largest newspapers plunged over the last six months, according to figures released today. The decline, one of the steepest on record, adds to the woes of a mature industry beset by layoffs and the possible sale of some of its flagships. Overall, average daily circulation…

  • Quotable

    ‘I am not an editor of a newspaper and shall always try to do right and be good so that God will not make me one’ — Mark Twain

  • Quotable

    Trust Doc Searls to get to the chase: The Los Angeles Times has a monetary value of $2.5 billion and “a balance-sheet-engorging 20% margin”. So why does Wall Street hate it? Simple: Because newspapers are a rusty industry. They have tail fins. They print lists of readers every day on the obituary page. Worse, as…