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Study: Print readers recall more news than online readers

A study by University of Houston professor and former newspaper journalist Arthur Santana finds that people remember more news when they read it in print. “In essence, print newspapers are a more effective medium than online newspapers at spurring recollection,” he says. In his test… Participants were not told that their ability to recall news … Read More

Boston Globe launches a coffee website

Double Shot, the Boston Globe’s new all-things-java site, launched this morning with stories about presidents and coffee; Michael Dukakis’s caffeine routine; a British coffee chain’s Boston arrival; a coffee cake recipe; and more. Matt Viser, who edits the site, tells Romenesko readers: “The idea really emerged out of a story I did earlier this year … Read More

How many people on your apartment floor still get newspapers?

Civilization! RT @sree: 100% of all families in my hallway subscribe to a daily. Can yours do better? #newshallway — Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) September 14, 2014 There are ten units on my Evanston condo floor. The 80ish woman and her 50ish daughter across from me get the Chicago Tribune, the 75-year-old guy down the … Read More

AP Advisory of the Day

No rush, really: “The Union Army officer killed at the Battle of Gettysburg is not receiving the Medal of Honor at Monday’s White House ceremony, but instead will receive it at a later date.” Date: 9/15/2014 9:58 AM Slug: AP-US–Obama-Medal...Show More Summary

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS — “Had the World-Herald not broken the story, nothing would have happened.” So said Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers at a dramatic Sept. 4 hearing on a scandal that has rocked the state’s Department of Corrections,...Show More Summary

Like it or not, native advertising is squarely inside the big news tent

“There is no need for advertisements to look like advertisements. If you make them look like editorial pages, you will attract about 50 per cent more readers. You might think that the public would resent this trick, but there is no evidence to suggest that they do.” That was David Ogilvy, the Mad Men-era advertising...

n+1: Learning that print and digital can peacefully coexist

At ten years old, n+1 is no longer a newcomer to the small magazine scene. Carla Blumenkranz, a contributing editor who recently left for a job at The New Yorker, says when the magazine was founded in 2004, a lot of small print journals were closing. “Now, there are a lot more — there’s New...

Little magazines gone digital: How the late-adapting literary press has made its way in the web age

Sometimes it’s a challenge to feel satisfied with the state of the web and the writing therein. When we look at the headlines, the thinkpieces, the gifs, the desperate pleas for engagement, things can seem dire. A sense of ennui takes over. It’s happened to all of us. This feeling often makes readers long for...

Morning Report for September 15, 2014

Carol Rosenberg: “I was still taken aback, horrified, sickened, recently when our social media czar assigned me me to ‘tweet quotes’ from the funeral of Steven Sotloff” – but she did it. ( NPR’s live events – two dozen are planned so far – will “create something entirely new in terms of the … Read More

Miracles do happen: ‘Dead’ cop now conscious

Trooper killed in deadly ambush now conscious (

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules

From Ukraine to Syria to Gaza, a relentless summer of international strife is raising the stakes for the United Nations on the eve of its General Assembly session this week. In a rare move, President Barack Obama is personally chairing the Security Council to build support against terrorist groups like ISIS, all but guaranteeing the media spotlight and underscoring the...

MasterChef Finalist Explains the Crossover Between Cooking and Advertising

When she was auditioning for Season 5 of Fox’s hit cooking show MasterChef, Elizabeth Cauvel told producers she was an associate creative director at New York-based ad agency MRY, working on Johnson & Johnson brands like Listerine and Band-Aid. Show More Summary

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism proposes a $10,250 per year supplemental fee

Ed Wasserman, dean of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, says in a memo to the j-school community that “the amount students now pay does not reflect what their degrees cost to provide [and] reluctantly, we’ve concluded that our students will have to shoulder more of this cost.” The dean proposes a $10,250 annual supplemental … Read More

Stand Up to Cancer Tops Nielsen’s TV Tweet Chart

A telethon that raised $109 million dollars to help fight cancer has topped Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings for the first week of September. The Stand Up to Cancer (@SU2C) event featured top tier performers like The Who and the Dave Matthews Band and appearances by A-list film stars Robert Downey, Jr., Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston and Will Ferrell. Show More Summary

China Clamps Down on Foreign TV Streaming

China is reportedly getting ready to regulate the number of foreign television programs that online providers can stream in its country, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move means even fewer U.S. programs will make it onto the Chinese viewing menu. Show More Summary

Digital First Media’s York Daily Record shuts off power mid-afternoon to save money

Digital First Media CEO John Paton told his employees this morning that “after a rocky five years, the newspaper industry is firmly back on its feet again.” It is? Then why did Paton’s York (PA) Daily Record shut off power during work hours on Wednesday to save money? Here’s the memo to employees from a … Read More

Gannett’s Indianapolis Star puts a reporter on the Beer, Wine and Coffee beat

Excited to announce my new job at @indystar. Come Monday, I'll cover #INbeer, wine, coffee, & more! — Amy Haneline (@AmyBHaneline) September 12, 2014 There are many congratulations for Amy Haneline in the replies – but there’s at least one raised eyebrow, too: “So IndyStar cuts back education coverage and adds a reporter to … Read More

Your internship perks? Tell us all about them

Shippensburg University student Sarah Eyd writes of her Redbook summer internship: The perks were amazing. The amount of freebies I accumulated over the summer borders on hoarding. When a company sends an item to be included in a photo shoot they almost always want it returned. If they don’t want it, we can keep it. … Read More

Digital First Media considers selling its newspapers

The publisher of the Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News and other newspapers says it’s hired UBS Securities to “evaluate and consider strategic alternatives,” including selling all of Digital First Media, just some of its newspapers or doing nothing.” In a statement the company said there are no assurances that the process will result in … Read More

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