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Dear Mr Murdoch – Talk To Mr Jobs

That little problem that Rupert Murdoch has — the one about the Internet tearing his business plan to shreds? Perhaps he should have a chat to Steve Jobs about selling newspapers through iTunes. Clearly Si…



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The Future of Journalism

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer rolled off the presses one final time last Tuesday, leaving behind more than 117,600 weekday readers. The Seattle paper joins Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, which published its final edition at the end of February. The PI is…


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Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

So Rupert just bought himself the Wall Street Journal? Millions do that every day. Of course, they don’t usually pay five billion dollars for their copies. In a departure from Mr Murdoch’s recent strategy of…


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The Newspaper Under Attack

A US report released last Friday by Merrill Lynch spells out some compelling reasons for newspapers to reinvent themselves online. The paper, with the prejudicial title “Deep Depressing Dive”, suggests that Merrill Lynch analysts are…