Nine results: 
John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Eight years after layoffs began at his paper, an editor finds courage to write about the pain   —  Laying off journalists  —  In 2007, I told 17 fulltime and a dozen part-time News & Record journalists they were laid off.  A student asked me to talk about it for a class project she was working on.
Apr 22, 2015, 6:00 PM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Social media spreads news faster and more passionately than traditional media, sometimes creating a perception of bias   —  The Chapel Hill shootings and the news ecosystem  —  Update: Read Andria's smart comment.  It adds background I didn't take the time to discover.
Feb 11, 2015, 6:20 PM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Another Buffett paper plans paywall; ad inserts make print subscriptions cheaper than digital   —  Paying for the paywall at the News & Record  —  Updated  —  My hometown newspaper and former employer, the News & Record, is introducing a paywall.  Ever since Warren Buffett bought the paper, we knew it was coming.
Jul 22, 2014, 3:15 PM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Ethics in journalism: what really matters   —  Funny how isolated events come together.  —  Event #1: A week ago, my friend Buffy Andrews at the York Daily Record asked Twitter for thoughts on a colleague's ethical question.  He was covering a story and a source — a Marine — gave him a hat or what he called a “cover.”
Feb 23, 2013, 10:35 PM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
As newspapers drop wire services, will readers care?   —  On Sunday, Allen Johnson, editorial page editor of the News & Record and my friend, announced that the paper was dropping the New York Times News Service.  —  Today, I read that the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun …
Dec 24, 2012, 8:00 PM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Erecting a paywall?  Make sure everything behind it is better than before   —  The newspaper paywall debate continues, apparently unabated.  (I'm in Steve Buttry's, Mathew Ingram's and Howard Owens' camp, by the way.)  Now, as more papers are considering erecting paywalls — including in N.C. …
Dec 6, 2012, 3:45 PM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
In New Orleans, profit trumps readers   —  I appreciate the efforts of readers of the Times-Picayune to keep the New Orleans newspaper published seven days a week.  Unfortunately, they will be unsuccessful.  —  Here is a simple, boiled down reason: Readers value the public service the newspaper produces.
Jul 9, 2012, 11:45 PM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
Newspaper paywalls: using a Band-Aid on a bullet wound   —  As more newspapers move to paywalls, it comes clearer to me that publishers are attempting to use a Band-Aid to cover a bullet hole.  I share an anecdote:  —  I asked my class of 20-year-old Elon University students how many were on Facebook.
May 28, 2012, 5:20 AM - In context

John Robinson / Media, disrupted:
The importance/irrelevance of news ombudsmen   —  If you aren't a publisher or the editor, is there a better position than ombudsman to improve the reader experience?  —  As Dan Kennedy points out, an ombudsman has the time, the access and the platform, to say nothing of the independence …
Jan 7, 2012, 10:40 PM - In context

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