Consumers will soon be able to buy songs as they listen to them on digital radio in the United Kingdom; the Internet’s market share of advertising in the U.K. reached 7.2 percent; New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell confuses the U.S. newspaper industry with the airline industry; Slates Jack Shafer writes about The Incredible Shrinking Newspaper (Companies); and El Pais launches editions for Sony’s Playstation Portable devices.
If any of you are in New England this week, I’ll be in Amherst at the University of Massachusetts, attending the four-day Media Giraffe conference about the future of journalism.
I’ll be in Singapore from July 11-13 and Kuala Lumpur from July 14-21. If anyone there who reads this blog wants to meet, please don’t hesitate to let me know
Annelies van den Belt and I will chair the ‘Beyond the Printed Word’ being organized this autumn in Vienna by the World Association of Newspapers, the International Federation of the Periodical Press, and Ifra.
Congratulations to Rafat Ali!
Belden Associates’ research shows that the average age of online newspaper website users is aging as fast as the average printer newspaper reader and has been each years since 2001. The only difference is that the average age of the online edition user is 42 and the average age of the printed edition user is 55. If the newspaper industry is to reverse its declines in usership, it instead needs to have users whose average age is dcreasing, or at least increases more slowly than the calendar.
My presentation at Editor & Publisher and MEDIAWEEK magazines’ Interactive Media conference in Las Vegas last month.
Many thanks to friends who sent me best wishes when I was ill last month.