Boy, the New York Times’ aborted TimesSelect experiment just keeps looking dumber and dumber. According to a post at Beet.tv, the online version of the Times just keeps growing. In October, NYTimes.com attracted over seventeen million unique visitors, up from more than fourteen million in September, making it the paper’s best month ever. It’s likely no coincidence that the record fell just after the paper scuttled its pay wall in mid-September, opening the entire daily package to readers online. For all the heat the newspaper industry has been taking for falling print subscription numbers over the past couple of years, it’s obvious that while people may be turning away from the print edition, the paper is still getting plenty—in fact a record number—of online readers, something that’s sure to cause some consternation among the MSM-haters out there in blogland.
09:45 AM - November 16, 2007
MSM, Still Kicking
And it’s growing online
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
True on the internet
Different century, same tricks
Hint: viral wins
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.