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10 Newspaper Myths Deconstructed

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Shifty Squid, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    No. 6, No. 6, No. 6, No. 6.
  3. MonitorLizard

    MonitorLizard Member

    I agree with the part about increasing online ad revenue. The idea of making newspapers "wiki" seems like just about the dumbest thing ever.
  4. We already had it out with this newspaper wiki guy on here regarding this list.

    Bottom line: He's wrong about that.
  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    lots of luck getting buy-in from ad clients on a horizontal ad space waaaaaay below the fold.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    We've had this before. Crock o' crap.
  7. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    I agree with much of the list...especially the one about opening archives.
  8. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Myth #11: The author has his finger on the pulse of America.

    Fact #11: I know the author of that piece:

  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I didn't see anything there that I violently disagreed with.
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yeah, the tool who wrote this article, Oliver Reichenstein, was here about six months ago. He was made to look a fool fairly quickly and went away, IIRC.
  11. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    HA! That's funny; I forgot about that episode. I actually came across this article today doing research at work. Couldn't agree with No. 3 more.
  12. Oliver Reichenstein

    Oliver Reichenstein New Member

    Funny perception of things. I am not a sportsjournalist, so, of course I left the forum after the discussion dried out. And tool? Tool of whom or what?

    Anyway, in the mean time we launched our first wiki for a Swiss magazine.


    DAS MAGAZIN (Engl. “The Magazine”) is a prestigious Swiss publication, comparable to the magazine of the New York Times. It has a weekly distribution of 770,000.

    In the first 2 weeks we genererated 5 times the daily traffic that the same website used to have. The perception has been overwhelmingly good. The journalists are happy, the readers are happy. The competitor has changed his subscription strategy within 1 week after the launch. The search engine performance is flabergasting. The following graph shows organic google access since the relaunch:


    As for the wiki part. We were very cautious and are slowly opening it up now. Advertisement is coming soon.
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