Printing Summit 2013: How compact is compact?

If the newspaper is to survive, does it become miniscule?

Printing Summit 2013: Digital yes, but don’t neglect print

With so much media world attention focused on digital, the print world is meeting in Hamburg, Germany, this week for a conference built on a simple fact: print revenues far outweigh digital revenues at newspaper companies, and finding ways to maximize them for as long as possible, while developing digital platforms, is essential for the future.

WaPo caves to paywall after preaching benefits of openness

The Washington Post is resigning as one of last major US newspapers without a paywall, the newspaper announced Monday. This decision follows years of avid declarations from WaPo execs that the newspaper will remain open to maximize reach and digital ad revenue.

Mali’s press: from good to very, very, bad

An ongoing media blackout in Mali reveals a deteriorating press, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, CPJ.

Newspapers react to press regulation compromise in UK

British newspapers disagree about the press regulation compromise that Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Labour leader Ed Miliband and Conservative Cabinet Office Minister Oliver Letwin struck early Monday, which The Sun labeled “D-Day for press freedom.”

Cable, local TV news largely forgo in-depth reporting, devote more airtime to low-cost fillers

Cable and local TV news economization efforts are driving US viewers away, further depleting already scarce resources. This self-perpetuating cycle, fueled by falling in-depth reporting, could mean that TV news is headed for the same uncertain financial future as newspapers.

Digital consumption hurts and helps news industry, says Pew report

Newspapers are starting to successfully adapt to the challenges and opportunities posed by digital news consumption, according to the The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism report, The State of the News Media 2013.

L.A. Times’ long-form stories fall 86%; can tablets save in-depth reporting?

The number of stories over 2,000 words has sharply fallen at several major publications, with The Los Angeles Times seeing an 86 percent decrease in the last decade, according to research by Dean Starkman of Columbia Journalism Review. While some fear that the golden age of long-form journalism may have ended, many cling to hope that surging tablet use will usher a rebirth of “contextual” reporting.

Boston alt-weekly The Phoenix closes after 47 years

The Boston Phoenix, a free alt-weekly known for its sharp commentary on politics and culture, announced on Wednesday its closing after 47 years in print.

Surprising US year-end figures

Tracking newspaper profitability in the United States has become increasingly difficult, but figures indicate the industry is not doing quite as badly as it sometimes appears, according to Rick Edmonds, researcher and writer for the Poynter Institute focusing on business and journalistic issues.