Social advice for newspapers

By Steve Outing

My monthly column for Editor & Publisher Online has been published: “Home, Home on the Web: Giving the Audience Some ‘Space’ of Their Own.” Here’s the description: “Millions of people — yes, more of them young than old — are creating their own personal spaces online at these huge websites, sharing their lives, often in intimate detail, with the world. Yet with rare exceptions, the newspaper industry is avoiding this personal-page and social-networking trend.”

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!

2 Responses to "Social advice for newspapers"

  1. Neil Dodds
    Neil Dodds 11 years ago .Reply

    Hi Steve,

    There were plans last month to offer Sun readers MySpace pages under a “MySun” banner. Apparently The TImes (UK) was considered initially but The Sun’s profile was thought to fit MySpace better.

    http://www.correspondent.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/101/A_Place_In_MySun.html

    Regards

    Neil.

  2. Neil Dodds
    Neil Dodds 11 years ago .Reply

    Oh and I should add, here is a selection of readers blogs from France’s newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur: It’s interesting how they’ve incorporated readers blogs into their site alongside their journalists’ work:

    http://blogs.nouvelobs.com/index_rub.php

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