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Posts on ‘October 26th, 2007’

My Business Week Interview

In the Business Week article I point to in the posting below, Steve Hamm quotes me (very) briefly. Here’s our full exchange (I’ve combined two emails): Question: Could the Mercury News or Knight Ridder have done a better job of keeping their readers or gaining new ones? If so, how? Answer: The trends — demographic, […]

Deconstructing Knight Ridder's Decline

Business Week” A Cautionary Tale for Old Media. The collapse of Silicon Valley’s daily newspaper is in many ways the story of American newspapers in the 21st century. The industry has reached a near-crisis point. Many dailies are losing circulation at an alarming rate, and local newspaper ad spending fell 3.1% last year, to $24.4 […]

Free Speech and Public Records: Not Just for Journalists

I’m on the board of the California First Amendment Coalition, which is holding its annual “Free Speech and Open Government Assembly” this week in LA. This afternoon I”m moderating a panel with some prominent bloggers.