Silicon Valley Watcher - Former FT journalist Tom Foremski reporting from the intersection of technology and media

Heeding the call for finding the new media business models...

Posted by Tom Foremski - November 18, 2005

By Tom Foremski, Silicon Valley Watcher

My posts over the past few months on the subject of what happens if the old media dies before the new media learns to walk have been picking up a fair amount of interest out.

On Monday, I called for partners to work with SVW to help figure out what the new media will look like.

And I've already got several companies that are very interested in what could very well turn into a historic project. And there are a few other key companies that could very well become involved too, I'm getting quite excited at the possibilities...

Here is my post from this week:

What happens if the old media dies too soon? The urgent need for solid online news media business models

Also, please read the comments, one from Kevin Maney, a newbie blogger from USA Today ;-)

Also:

Editor&Publisher reports:

More Than 1,900 Newspaper Jobs Lost in 2005 Aya Kawano


By E&P Staff

Published: November 17, 2005 1:55 PM ET

NEW YORK It has not been a kind year for the newspaper industry.

With costs rising and circulation on the decline, newspaper companies have responded by trimming a considerable portion of their staffs this year. A review of past news reports offers up a startling number: more than 1,900 jobs have been cut from major and mid-sized newspapers over the past year. That figure does not include cuts at many smaller papers that don't often garner the same headlines.

E&P put together a list:

2005 NEWSPAPER CUTS

TRIBUNE


PAPER DATE # OF CUTS
Newsday 9/1 49
Hartford Courant 10/6 14
Baltimore Sun 11/11 75
Orlando Sentinel 11/16 TBD
LA Times 11/16 85
Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) 11/16 12
Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) 11/16 8
Chicago Tribune 11/16 ~100

NEW YORK TIMES CO.
PAPER DATE # OF CUTS
NY Times 5/25 125
NEMG 5/25 65
NY Times 9/20 250
NEMG 9/20 160
Regional Media Group 9/20 80

KNIGHT RIDDER
PAPER DATE # OF CUTS
Philadelphia Inquirer 9/20 75
Philadelphia Daily News 9/20 25
San Jose Mercury News 9/23 52

HEARST
PAPER DATE # OF CUTS
SF Chronicle 8/1 120
Houston Chronicle 8/19 125

OTHERS
PAPER DATE # OF CUTS
The (Durham, N.C.) Herald-Sun/Paxton 1/5 81
Seattle Times 1/14 99
Dow Jones Consumer Electronic Publishing 1/26 97
Boston Herald/Herald Media 4/4 35
Green Bay News-Chronicle/Gannett 5/19 14
St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Lee 8/22 130
Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald/Scripps 9/22 43
Find this article at:
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001524144


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