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  • Buggy Whip Newsprint Maker Looks To Avoid Bankruptcy, Techdirt 3/24/2009
  • Study: Online News Rapidly Cutting Off Print Pub Circulation, Ecommerce Times 5/1/2009
  • Denver news startup backs off on goal, Lost Remote 4/21/2009
  • Want To Know Why Newspapers Are Dying? Maureen Dowd Shows Us, Techdirt 4/16/2009
  • Turns Out Americans Are Watching More TV Than Ever, Techdirt 7/10/2008
  • L.A. Times to cut 250 Jobs: Less Free Press; More Need for a Free Internet, Peerflow 7/3/2008
  • Newspapers continue downward spiral, Lost Remote 6/20/2008
  • Mark Cuban: Hulu revenues will surpass YouTube's in 2009, CNET 6/18/2008
  • Open letter urges Craigslist to help newspapers, Lost Remote 7/15/2008
  • Newspaper stocks lose $3.9 billion in 2 weeks, Lost Remote 7/18/2008
  • More bad news for newspapers, Lost Remote 7/14/2008
  • Very bad news for newspapers, Lost Remote 6/17/2008
  • Are High School Newspapers Obsolete?, Techdirt 6/13/2008
  • Back in the N-C, Back in the N-C, Back in the N-C-M-R!, Tales from the Sausage Factory 6/6/2008
  • Newspapers cry foul over Yahoo-Google ad deal, Globe and Mail 9/16/2008
  • Zillow, newspapers expand tie-up, Lost Remote 9/10/2008
  • Why The New York Times Should Stop Using The Term 'Newspaper', Techdirt 3/20/2008
  • Would A Customized Newspaper Save The Industry?, Techdirt 12/11/2007
  •, Newspapers Team Up for Ads, NYT 12/4/2007
  • Cincinnati, Kentucky newspapers call it quits, Lost Remote 1/3/2008
  • Internet Holdouts Upset At Newspapers For Moving Content Online, Techdirt 9/12/2007
  • 20 Year Old Complaints About Dying Newspapers Sound Familiar, Techdirt 9/14/2007
  • Newspapers, don't leave the Internet holdouts behind, Baltimore Sun 9/12/2007
  • Online Newspapers Grab Ad Spending, eMarketer 9/21/2007
  • Newspapers: Hook 'em online, Globe and Mail 10/10/2007
  • U.S. Newspapers Have Little Safety Net , Globe and Mail (Nov. 5, 2007)
  • Newspapers Come Up With Data To Delude Themselves That Their Web Efforts Are Going Well , Techdirt 5/8/2007
  • Will The New York Times stop printing ?, CNET 2/9/2007
  • Newspaper Says Threat Of Internet Is Overstated, While Others Team Up To Deal With Internet Challenge , Techdirt 1/12/2007
  • Government Activity

    The Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age

    The Information Needs of Communities

  • 1/21/10 FCC Launches Examination of the Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age. Comment Date: 3/8/10. Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

  • As the nation's expert agency involved in media and communications policies, the FCC has begun an examination of the future of media and the information needs of communities in a digital age. The objective of this review is to assess whether all Americans have access to vibrant, diverse sources of news and information that will enable them to enrich their lives, their communities and our democracy. The Future of Media project will produce a report providing a clear, precise assessment of the current media landscape, analyze policy options and, as appropriate, make policy recommendations to the FCC, other government entities, and other parties.
  • FCC Announces Second Future Of Media Workshop On: "Public And Other Noncommercial Media In The Digital Era".  News Release. (Dkt No 10-25 ). News Media Contact: Janice Wise PDF WORD TXT
  • 2/18/10 Report From Steve Waldman on Future of Media. Waldman Presentation: Acrobat Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

  • 2/18/10 The Future of Media and Information Needs of Communities in a Digital Age, Extension of Comment Dates.
    Order: Word | Acrobat

  • 2/12/10 FCC Announces March 4, 2010 Workshop on the Future of Media & Information Needs of Communities: Serving the Public Interest in the Digital Era. News Release: Word | Acrobat
  • Media Bureau Announces Panelists And Agenda For Media Ownership Workshop On Financial And Marketplace Issues.  News Release. (Dkt No 09-182 ). News Media Contact: Janice Wise at 8165, MB . Contact Mania Baghdadi or Amy Brett at 2330 PDF WORD TXT

  • The FCC's "Future of Media" Inquiry: What Is the FCC Doing - And Why?, Nextgenweb 4/23/2010
  • The Wrong Way to Reinvent Media, Part 4: Expanding Postal Subsidies, TLF 4/21/2010
  • April 16 Free State Foundation Event, The FCC's Future of the Media Inquiry Two Blip TV videos:

    FTC Seeks Public Comments on the Future of the News Media in the Internet Age

    Comments Due Nov 6, 2009 . To file comments

    The Commission will consider comments received by November 6, 2009, in preparing for the workshops; later comments will be accepted as well.

    Participants in the FTC workshops will include journalists, editors, owners, and other representatives of news organizations, online advertisers, new media representatives (such as bloggers and local news Web sites), consumer advocates, academics, economists, and government officials. The FTC will post an agenda for the workshops at a later time.

    The workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the FTC's satellite building conference center, located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. All attendees will be required to display a current driver's license or other form of photo identification for entry.

    For more information about the workshops, please visit. To file comments, visit. The Commission vote approving the Federal Register notice announcing the workshops and soliciting public comments was 4-0.

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  • Reader Behavior
  • Eyetracking the News 2007 , Poynter
  • Top News Properties / Destinations
  • Hitwise US News & Media Report p. 2 (April 2007)
  • State of the News Media 2007 : Online: Audience, Project for Excellence in Journalism (2007)
  • 2007 Digital Future Report , Center for the Digital Future, USC Annenberg School (impact of Internet use on reading books, newspapers, and magazines offline)
  • Media Info Center Adoption rates for SMATV, MMDS, Satellite Dish, DBS | Cable | Cable and VCR |
  • Ryan Misuro, Chris Stec, Jennifer A.Thomas, & William F. Yurasko(BA Students), Does Internet Displace Traditional Media Usage? Penn State Undated
  • Online Newspaper readership Countering Print Losses, Pew People and the Press Report, p. 5-7 (2005) PDF
  • Papers



  • Susan Athey, Markus Mobius, The Impact of News Aggregators on Internet News Consumption: The Case for Localizationpdf, Feb. 24, 2013
  • Lisa M. George, Local News Online: Aggregators, Geo-Targeting and the Market for Local News, Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications, Winter 2013
  • James Rutt, Aggregators and the News Industry: Charging for Access to Content, July 3, 2012
  • Lesley Chiou and Catherine Tucker, Copyright, Digitalization, and Aggregation
  • News

  • Glaser, Mark (February 4, 2010). "Google News to Publishers: Let's Make Love Not War". PBS.
  • Annual Reports

    Citizen Media

    Hyperlocal News

    Web 2.0 Media