Monthly Archives: July 2013

So just where IS newspapers’ competition?

Many dismayed newspaper journalists continue to believe publishers’ digital strategies are bringing their industry to its knees. They struggle to make sense of web-first policies that appear to undermine their newspapers by distributing free news online in return for a … Continue reading

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Let us see crooks’ faces

Let us hope that the police take note of Andy Trotter, who specialises in media issues for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). He wrote to UK forces this month reiterating guidance on the release of police photos that was … Continue reading

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Newspapers are in danger of forgetting who their friends are

There are times I fear that we in the newspaper business have forgotten who are friends are. In our rush to embrace digital and cut costs we have loosened our ties with the people who have been with us for … Continue reading

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It’s money, not circulation, that keeps newspaper firms strong

Media pundit Roy Greenslade has written a more thoughtful post on newspaper pricing than his earlier rant, which derided Newsquest’s efforts to adjust its business model. This time he discusses the two divergent pricing strategies being pursued by newspaper publishers. … Continue reading

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