Crise des medias. Crise des media. Petit labo des médias. Analyse des média. Demain le journalisme. Média analyse. New media. Bloggers vs wikipedians. FTC Presentation. The New York Times Should Thank The Gods And Raise $500+ Million. A year ago, the New York Times Company (NYT) was on the brink of bankruptcy.
Thanks to a string of emergency maneuvers, cost cuts, and a $250 million loan-shark style bailout from the lender-of-last-resort Carlos Slim, the company survived. But the near-death experience is surely one the company's management, shareholders, and employees would love to avoid going through again. A year later, after more cost cuts and a stock market surge, the New York Times has been tossed a potentially permanent lifeline: The company's stock has surged to $14 after hitting a low of $3 last February, giving it $2 billion of equity market value.
This, in turn, means the company can raise a lot of cash through the sale of stock without wiping out its owners. The cash could be used to pay off some of the company's numerous liabilities, including: Add all those obligations up, and, in total, the New York Times Company still owes about $1.9 billion. Top Internet Trends of 2000-2009: Democratization of News Media. It's November 2009 and we're nearing the end of a decade.
It's been a tumultuous time of change for many industries, much of it driven by the Internet. The newspaper industry has been particularly affected by the Web. Over the past 10 years, news media has undergone a seachange akin to the invention of the printing press in 1440. Just as Johannes Gutenberg's printing press brought books to the mainstream public in the 15th century, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web brought commercial publishing to the people. The Web has always been a medium where people could just as easily write as read (yes, the read/write Web), however it didn't reach its potential until blogging came along earlier this decade. Blogging Blogging not only allowed anybody to publish easily to the Web, it ended up shaking up the print media world. Etats-Unis : Internet supplante le papier - INTERNET MEDIAS. 2010 Prediction: The Media Tsunami Is Coming...
Posted by Tom Foremski - January 4, 2010 A massive dislocation in the crust of the media landscape caused by self-publishing media technologies will raise a media Tsunami that will wash away at the value of all media. The media is dead, long live the media. We now have more media, in more formats, in more times of the day and night, from more people -- than at any other time in history. And we will get even more in 2010. The many different forms of media will continue to flourish and splinter and to compete with each other in 2010, only at a far greater scale. This is all made possible because of the availability of very powerful and inexpensive self-publishing tools and services: - Blogging software helped make self-publishing easy. How Google Is Becoming A Media Company.
A little over a year ago, on Dec. 1, 2008, I made this prediction in my column: "Google will buy Yelp" -- the social-networking-esque site that provides user-written reviews of businesses in cities across the U.S. and Canada.
It took a while, but Google finally tried to make good on my prediction last month -- but, of course, failed (at least initially). Yelp reportedly balked at being bought. Then Miguel Helft of The New York Times Bits blog reported that his source was saying that Google walked away from the acquisition talks, because it "didn't want to let the negotiations be driven by leaks to the press. " In other words, Google was pissed at Yelp for driving a hard bargain. (If only Google had moved earlier -- like in December 2008!
Back in late 2008, you may recall, Google had just announced plans to shut down Lively, its attempt to compete in the avatar/virtual-world space pioneered by Second Life. Last month, Yelp balked at being bought by Google for half a billion dollars. News is a lousy business for Google too cdixon.org – chris dixon. There is a widespread myth that search engines have taken profits away from news websites.
A few months ago, Rupert Murdoch said: “Google has devised a brilliant business model that avoids paying for news gathering yet profits off the search ads sold around that content.” The reality is that news is a lousy business. Period. Even Google doesn’t make money on it. For example, here are Google’s search results for the phrase “afghanistan war”: Notice there aren’t any ads on the page. It’s an historical accident that hard news categories like international and investigative reporting were part of profitable businesses. The internet exposed hard news for what it is: a lousy standalone business.
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