Thursday, August 28, 2008

MediaWatch 28 August 08

Newspapers Are Dying - Jay Mariotti

Star columnist Jay Mariotti resigned from the Chicago Sun-Times, telling CBS2 Chicago that he decided to quit after covering the Olympics in Beijing because newspapers are in serious trouble, and he did not want to go down with the ship. [LiNk]

The slump for the New York Times is continuing, says Associated Press.

More staff cuts are coming to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, says Philadelphia magazine.

Will future newspapers look like the Christian Science Monitor? The Boston Globe reports.

With the decline of newspapers, Rishad Tobaccowala believes TV may be the only mass medium left in a few years. Tobaccowala keeps a close eye on new media as the chief innovation officer at Publicis Groupe Media, one of the world's leading advertising conglomerates. TV Newsday reports.

A good lesson for anyone in the public eye comes by way of Liz Benjamin's blog where she writes about New York Governor David Paterson's ability to meet tough questions head-on (and remain in office to tell about it!)

Aaron Sorkin wants to make a movie about Facebook. Facebook got this guy elected!

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