Let’s hear from the newspaper CEOs

I’ve been writing columns and articles and doing research about the Internet and news media for a long time. A few columns over the years have been particularly well received; some landed with a dull thud; some attracted their share of criticism. Like many of my fellow industry pundits who opine about digital media trends,…

My ‘crisis’ advice for newspaper CEOs

Since the 50 newspaper company CEOs who attended the “Crisis Summit” hosted by the American Press Institute recently did not appear to have come out of that one-day session with The Answer to the industry’s woes, I took it upon myself to offer them some advice in my latest Editor & Publisher Online column: “My…

Umm, never mind…

The latest from the API Crisis Summit of 50 newspaper company CEOs: not much. As Fitz and Jen at Editor & Publisher report: a conference call about the summit’s outcome was scheduled for today, but was canceled at the last minute. Jen quoted an e-mail from Mark Mulholland, associate director at API: “Because no reportable…

Newspaper CEOs: Meeting again in less than 6 months

OK, we have a little clarification about last Thursday’s behind-closed-doors American Press Institute Crisis Summit of 50 newspaper company CEOs. You’ll recall the brouhaha over an API staff summary of the 7-hour event, which concluded with, “Participants agreed to reconvene in six months, and to explore additional collaboration.” That got a bunch of people upset…

Do newspapers have 6 more months?

After 50 newspaper company CEOs met behind closed doors at the American Press Institute on Thursday for their “Crisis Summit,” I was tempted to comment, but wanted to wait to see what would come out of the meeting. Would some participants write what transpired that day? The API staff did publish this summary, but it’s…