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October 19, 2012

What’s really happening at The Guardian and five other must-reads

By Jon Bernstein

The Digital half dozen.

1. What The Guardian really thinks about newsprint? (PaidContent)

Robert Andrews does a great job picking through the "competing chatter".

2. Fantastic Mr Fox? New Trinity Mirror boss needs to exploit readers' passions, in print and online (The Media Briefing)

"Sly Bailey spent millions on digital acquisitions, yet their combined revenue is only five percent of TM’s annual turnover," notes Steve Sampson.

3. Newsweek's print edition goes in bonfire of Tina's vanities (The Guardian)

"There isn't any publishing professional who hasn't known for, well, at least four years, that Newsweek was over, kaput, finished," writes Michael Wolff.

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4. What it's like to be Drudged (New Statesman)

Adam Taylor got a month's readers in a day thanks to a link from the Drudge Report. But, he wonders, is the Conservative icon's power waning?

5. What’s the difference between a columnist and a blogger? (The Buttry Diary)

What's the difference? Seven differences, argues Steve Buttry.

6. The vexing issue of managing football comments on a newspaper website (CurryBetDotNet)

"If I was starting a site where I wanted to grow a great community, I’d be hiring more people to manage, nurture and promote the community activity than I would be hiring people to generate content," writes Martin Belam.


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