NATICK, Mass. -- Newspaper publishers need to start focusing on the new way that consumers are accessing news -- mobile devices like their phone or tablet device, says Arthur Howe, CEO of Verve Wireless Inc. and a former Pulitzer-prizing winning journalist.
“It will be very shortly the No. 1 screen for news and advertising,” says Howe. “That’s shocking to some publishers.” It will surpass desktop usage by late 2013 for access to news, analysts predict, according to Howe (pictured, right). Howe spoke today (Oct. 21, 2010) at the New England Newspaper & Press Association's fall conference and awards luncheon at a Natick, Mass. hotel.
The New England News Forum has made video available from the “Newsout: Options and strategies for New England communities when the newsroom lights dim” event which took place on March 21, 2009 at Boston University. Click here to view videos.
A lifelong progressive-left activist is beta-testing a new online news service for metropolitan Boston. He says it will invite news contributions from anyone, may try an innovative co-operative ownership model, and will cover politics, conferences, demonstrations and the arts, among other things.
A roundup of links to news and commentary on the New Hampshire primary and its aftermath.
The Project on Excellence in Journalism's fourth-annual "State of the News Media" report is out (March 12, 2007). It's findings and trend analysis are the basis for a set of thoughtful stories in major outlets. One of the best appeared in USAToday -- with lots of quotes expressing concern that without newspapers, news will dry up. A Reuters story expands on the theme that some may must be found to finance the news on the web other than advertising.