It is a spring ritual: end of the semester for my Columnbia class and the completion of the students' final assignment, the multimedia story. Here is a sampling of the few stories presented.
The Tampa Tribune, a daily staple of the Tampa Bay community since 1893, ceased to exist this week. Its rival across the bay, The Tampa Bay Times, announced Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired the Tribune, ending a 29-year competitive battle in the bay region and creating the fifth-largest Sunday circulation newspaper in the nation. I enjoyed living in the Tampa that was a two-newspaper town and I am definitely sorry to see the Trib go.
This week the regional daily Rio Negro has introduced a new look, new logo and a totally innovative way of presenting news and information across platforms.
Watch out when you use the word "legacy" to refer to only print. There is legacy for online, as well, and one of the pioneers in putting its newspaper edition online, The Wall Street Journal, celebrates 20 years of wsj.com
Published last week, Evaluating Distributed Content in the News Media Ecosystem, analyzes the relationship of publishing houses and social media, and tells us who is doing it right. My chat with Grzegorz (Greg) Piechota here today.
Here are some recent front pages from this past week that deserve a second (or third) look. Here we have the work of art directors who are thinking creatively and not giving up on the fun simply because it is the print edition.
The Gulf News of Dubai is number one among readers there, while Catholic Extension magazine wins for redesign. Two reasons to celebrate.
It’s customary for me to update my Columbia students in the last lecture of the semester on issues I touched upon for the first lecture. That happened this week.
At least in the UK, the quality newspapers beat their more popular, down market rivals.