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
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”
Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure
BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories
What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future
Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again