The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



August 19th, 2009

Newspaper Industry Ad Revenue at 1965 Levels

I think the big news today is from a blog entry of this title on the Columbia Journalism Review website (courtesy Bob Sacks). Gosh isn’t it great when a smart person really delves into the numbers to pull out the true story? As Ryan Chittum explains: So I went back through the Newspaper Association of…

May 7th, 2009

Separating the BS from the Kindle DX

I had a grand plan tonight to create an in-depth article debunking all of the false (or, at best, misleading) information that surrounded today’s launch of the Kindle DX. It had the same title as this blog entry. The article began: —————————————————————– Hush now, don’t explain Just say you’ll remain Unless you’re mad, don’t explain…

April 9th, 2009

Media Moguls

An excellent article, disguised as a book review, in the current New Yorker by the always well-informed Nicholas Lemann, called “Paper Tigers” and subtitled: “What Media Moguls Make.” It’s a great precis of the careers of the likes of Pulitzer and Hearst, and up to the present, Murdoch. The final paragraph does tug at one’s…

March 26th, 2009

Clay Shirkey on the Future of Newspapers

I was holding back on whether to blog the brilliant entry by Clay Shirky on the future of newspapers, well-titled, “Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable.” Within 24 hours there were thousands of links to this tremendously provocative and well-written blog entry. Why add my voice? Because I want to make sure that you see it,…