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Should you feel ashamed for reading the hard copy newspaper?

Communications Conversations

Every so often, I’ll see it in one of my social feeds: That comment or remark from a friend, colleague or industry person taking jabs at the hard copy newspaper and those that read it. I still love my hard copy newspaper. In fact, I would like to flip the popular thinking: Instead of asking “why would I read the daily newspaper? ask yourself: Why AREN’T I reading my daily newspaper? People who are trained in journalism.

Journalism and News Trends for PR Pros


The revenue model for journalism is at best in flux, and at worst, in chaos. Serious journalism from unexpected sources. Vice magazine, originally a local magazine in Montreal and best-known for local coverage and shock journalism, grew into Vice Media. More data journalism. Want more insights on the effect of social media on journalism? Check out the 2015 Global Social Journalism Study! Featured Trends journalism social media

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Newspapers Getting Their Game On

Flatiron Communications

Each had their proverbial 15 minutes of fame, though at the Web Summit this week in Dublin I did hear about an app that allowed one to mobile-scan any branded image (from any medium) for transport to the brand’s digital content. Lost in Oculus at Web Summit. To its credit, Web Summit’s organizers offered a separate “Content Stage” on which the media industry’s movers & shakers prognosticated on the disruptive forces rocking their world.

What a Pulitzer winner leaving journalism over money means for PR

PR Daily

If you’ve ever worked as a print journalist of any sort, the Pulitzer Prize has likely crossed your mind in some capacity. LA Observed reporter Kevin Roderick explains: I spoke with him this afternoon and he admitted to a twinge of regret at no longer being a journalist, but he said it was too difficult to make ends meet on his newspaper salary while renting in the LA area. It’s not good for journalism to be losing its top practitioners.

Digital journalism is alive but is digital PR?

Norton's Notes

Today the BBC announced that it is cutting almost 500 jobs but reinvesting in a further 195 posts to back what it calls ‘digital journalism’. So I think we can safely say that digital journalism is where the BBC believes the future of that industry is headed. Several years have now passed since the birth of Web 2.0 The Guardian reports on the BBC cuts by stating: Some of the savings – £12m – will be reinvested in digital platforms and enhancing the BBC’s original journalism.

Old Journalism’s Demise.Good News For Us!

Bad Pitch Blog

Print outlets have been dying, okay let''s call it changing, for a while. While most recognized that Web properties are two-way streets, venerable newspapers and ages-old magazines kept thinking they ruled our worlds. As a guy who wrote for dozens of newspapers in the 1980s, I can report (get it?) Fortune Small Business drops its entire staff, The Wall Street Journal cuts a variety and Fortune kills off dozens. Let''s all learn from print''s fall from grace.

Multimedia: The Future of Media Relations Blog

Despite the disastrous demise of newspapers, PR pros can still achieve stellar media placements by offering multimedia content. ” Today, virtually every print publication utilizes video content on its web site. As print readership declines, viewership of web content grows.

Has the Digital Age Affected the Impartiality of the Press?


Want to see how journalism is changing? Rather than having a print publication that hosts many stories and viewpoints, social media exposes people to stories that are being shared by their social connections, who often share similar viewpoints, beliefs and values. Journalism carries political weight – it influences the perspectives of its consumers and consequently their behavior. Today, everyone can become a publisher adding their two cents into the bucket that is the web.

7 Superior Podcasts for Super Listeners Eyeing the Big Picture

Sword and the Script

Started in 2005 as “The Wall Street Journal this Morning,” and nearly shuttered amid a reorganization in 2014, the show got a second life with an acquisition by Compass Media Networks. This program does for podcasts, what native ads have done for online print. True to its conservative newspaper roots, the program tends to lean right in its coverage in my opinion. Marketing PR Social Media dynamic webby Frank Strong.

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Depressed and depressing: the state of UK news media

Stephen Waddington

News media in pain Newspaper brands continue to suffer as readers shift from print to digital. Popular newspaper brands have suffered double digit falls in print circulation with the Daily Star (-18%), Daily Mirror (-13%), and Daily Express (-12%) hardest hit. Broadsheet titles have also suffered significant year on year declines in print but are pinning their hopes on new online revenue.

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13 stories about the future of news

Stephen Waddington

Print is down but digital is booming. COVID-19 boosts news consumption across all mainstream media (except print) The COVIDA-19 crisis has substantially increased news consumption for mainstream media. Consumption of printed newspapers has fallen as lockdowns undermine physical distribution. Local news on life support The COVID-19 disruption is likely to hit local news providers hardest, given their continuing dependence on both print and digital advertising.

NYT ends internal pitching for front page

PR Daily

Perhaps signifying another ring in old-school journalism’s death knell, The New York Times will no longer use its method of “pitching” front-page stories. The paper making digital real estate a priority over print placement may have an impact on how PR pros should pitch in the future. Poynter printed Baquet’s full memo here. Newspapers seem to finally be getting a handle on how to effectively publish on the Web; PR pros may want to adjust accordingly

What PR professionals can learn from the New York Times’ transformations

Media Bullseye

Between breaking major stories and adding thousands of subscribers each month, the newspaper is forging a new frontier for itself. Among the transformations they’ve introduced in recent years are a paywall model for digital news, revamped approaches to advertising, and strategies that balance the needs and roles of journalism, product, advertising, and subscription departments. Thompson stated, however, that he expects to print physical copies of the Times for the next ten years.

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One Action That Will Make Anyone in the Communications Business Smarter

Ishmael's Corner

The New York Times : I’m not big on the old media guard, but the best newspaper in the country (yes, my opinion) delivers the goods. You’ll find some of the best storytelling in journalism every Wednesday in the paper’s Dining section. I find the channel on Web Design particularly useful with articles like “A Journey Through Beautiful Typography in Web Design.”. Nieman Labs : The publication’s charter is simple: Help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.

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The Marketing Value of Twitter Centers on Earned Media

Sword and the Script

In a CMO round up, Wall Street Journal advertising reporter Steven Perlberg summed it up like this : …Twitter has made the case that there is a large audience of people who see its content around the Web, but who aren’t actually registered to use the social media service. Social media marketing on Facebook today, other than a little (crappy) targeting, is conceptually similar to buying (print) ads in a major newspaper.

AP Style: How relevant is it in 2019?

Communications Conversations

It began as a way to standardize rules around editing based on mass media–specifically, mainstream print media. In the golden age of print, AP Style reigned supreme because editors and reporters used it–therefore, PR types like us were forced to learn it and use it. People now spend only 11 minutes a day consuming newspaper media, and 9 minutes a day consuming magazine media. How many times have I seen 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, ad 9 on the web?

Digital Video Or Die

Flatiron Communications

At a recent Publicity Club of New York luncheon , Recode’s Peter Kafka , one of the more astute chroniclers of all things media, told the sold-out audience of 130 publicists that a print-only media story no longer has the market-moving punch it once enjoyed. He didn’t forsake all legacy media however and offered props to the network morning shows: “TV is a different beast [than print]. The Flack Digital Video Digitally Native media JOurnalism Legacy Media PR

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How The Washington Post Shifted Gears


How have traditionally print newspapers made sense of the changing media landscape? region’s most widely circulated newspaper and the winner of 47 Pulitzer Prizes, for answers. Moderated by Cision’s Stacey Miller , the panelists explored how one of the nation’s leading daily newspapers determines which stories to run, what it’s doing to make waves in the digital sphere and how social and the Internet transformed the “typical” work day.

Future of PR: 2020 edition

Stephen Waddington

has been exploring in her work on women in journalism. Tackling fake news and disinformation: an ethical issue that strikes at the heart of practice The great hope of the web was that it would democratise the publication and sharing of information. The web and the internet have enabled communities to form around an organisation, topic or issue. The web was the most significant shift in publishing since the invention of the printing press in the 15th Century.

Media relations is thriving

Stephen Waddington

If you read an article about an individual or organisation in your favourite magazine or newspaper you’re likely to view it far more favourably than if you heard the information direct. The rise of mass media, namely print newspapers, magazines, radio and television, provided a shortcut to large audiences and it enabled the business to operate at scale. At the same time, the ability to print fast and cheaply bought about a concurrent revolution.

The Race Back to Actual News

David PR Group

More than 15 years ago, I began telling people that the Internet might kill newspapers but that it won’t end journalism. Remember, journalism was created to educate, inform, and persuade people, and our nation’s first journalists were not writing to please advertisers. Advertising was a byproduct of journalism, which has, at times, over-shadowed it—but I promise you, journalism will endure.

10 clichés to ditch this holiday season

PR Daily

He adds that in journalism, "the resort to trite language appears to be understood as an honorable ritual rather than as a failure to recognize the hopelessly hackneyed. Before you blow it this year, here are a few clichés gathered from the web and from curmudgeonly editors at Ragan Communications: 1. In a particularly heinous offense this week, a Pennsylvania newspaper.

Why Your Content Strategy is Failing And How to Fix it

Beyond PR

Considering the culmination of traditional advertisements (newspaper, TV, radio and billboards) and digital advertisements (banner ads, pop-ups and sponsored posts), how many advertisements a day do you think you’re exposed to? Coined the “ future of marketing ” by CMOs, content has the power to solve marketing’s pristine challenges — growing web traffic, converting leads, upselling and retaining existing customers.

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10 things the PR consultants won’t tell you about PR consultants

Communications Conversations

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I’m a big devotee of reading the hard copy print edition of my local newspaper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune. And, it also includes some syndicated content from the Wall Street Journal, which I really enjoy. For example, I remember agreeing to a sizable web project, when at the time, I had little in the way of web development experience.

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9 Little Stories from a One Time Public Relations Gig with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Sword and the Script

I’ve gotten a couple clients and a former employer into the Wall Street Journal over my career, and that photo in Roll Call is right up there with them in my book. I seem to remember having both print and broadcast media in attendance. The following Sunday, with a full week of the circus performances to go, Ringling Brothers, graced the front page of the largest regional newspaper serving the dense suburbs of Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia.

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Research Shows Journalists Want More Multimedia from PR Pros

Beyond PR

With print becoming less important to audiences, telling stories in more visual ways is critical – and public relations professionals can help. While some still struggle with multimedia, there are people who would rather just write or take photos, there’s no question that journalism will become an even more visual industry in the future, especially when print eventually disappears, he says. Many of those images show up in magazines, newspapers and blogs, she says.