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John Paton on paywalls, strategy, Patch, outsourcing and keeping local journalism vibrant

EXCERPTED TRANSCRIPT (exact quotes only were indicated by quote marks) of MediaNews Group Inc.-published audio of Journal Register Co. CEO John Paton speaking Sept. 7, 2011 to MediaNews Group at the Denver Post Listen to Journal Register Corp. CEO John … Continue reading

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AUDIO (mp3 format): JRC’s John Paton at MediaNews Denver

Listen to Journal Register Corp. CEO John Paton address and answer questions from employees of the Denver Post and MediaNews Group on Sept. 7, 2011 in Denver in this 36-minute MP3 podcast:   CLICK TO DOWNLOAD/PLAY The original audio was posted as … Continue reading

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AUDIO: A behind-the-scenes look at the ad targetting business

BOULDER, Colo. — Mark DeChant began his media career as a reporter, editor and graphic-artist for newspapers in Ohio and Indiana. But then a colleague encouraged him to switch gears and begin working on the business and sales side of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Daniel Pink “The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”

Counter-intuitive research (from Carnegie-Mellon, Univ. of Chicago and MIT, some of it funded by the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank) about what motivates people to achieve in a work environment, explained by author Daniel Pink, of Washington, D.C. The traditional notions … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The 12 elements of effective organizations — circa 1985

EDITOR’S NOTE – Conventional wisdom about effective management is in constant flux – much like fashion.  But if the things that motivate people stay relatively constant across generations, then it’s perfectly logical to keep looking to the past for advice … Continue reading

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A call to action: Making the marketplace for trust, identity and information commerce

As the news and paper come unglued, what will pay for journalism in the new news ecosystem? We need a new digital marketplace for information. READ MORE: Managing information overload is an opportunity. How can publishers can cultivate customized, … Continue reading

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Meeting the challenges of privacy, trust identity and information commerce

We’ve been working with the Reynolds Journalism Institute on an idea called the Information Trust Association, or initiative.  It’s fleshed out in “Paper to Persona.” Here’s how I typically explain in in a couple of minutes of cocktail conversation: The … Continue reading

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Four U.S. teachers sought to help with government-sanctioned progressive high-school experiment in China

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Media Giraffe Project conference alum Stephen Wilmarth is seeking to hire four U.S. teachers to spend a minimum of one year in China as part of a government-sanctioned effort to experiment with innovative teaching methods focused on … Continue reading

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Parsing Apple’s announced policy on in-app, third-party subscriptions

For months, news publishers have been debating whether Apple will allow them to maintain their subscriber account relationships when the publishers start launching .apps. which run on the iPad. Today Apple spoke in what seems to be fairly clear language. … Continue reading

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What happens if you erect a ‘paywall’ on your site?

News organizations are looking for additional revenue streams in addition to advertising to support local news and content services on the web. In an 80-minute session, three New England Newspaper & Press Association members discussed their experience. READ MORE:

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