1) HGL's F.B. writings : Whether Internet is Killing the Newspapers?, 2) New blog on the kid : Elena Maria Vidal Needs Funding
- Please forgive my off topic post, but I thought this important enough to post. I've found The Remnant Newspaper to be the most well written and insightful publication out today, but they need subscribers to continue shining the light of reason and orthodoxy into our spiritually darkened world. The internet is killing family owned and operated publications, in much the same way international corporate conglomerates like Target and Walmart have destroyed family owned and operated business' where ever they go. It has to stop!
The subscriptions are very reasonable, especially considering the level of orthodoxy and journalistic excellence found on their pages, (which is unmatched anywhere online or in print), and the frequency of the issues published. They put out a full sized newspaper (online & print) twice a month for $25. per year, for online version, and $40. or $50. for the printed version, so, so, so worth it.
Do yourself a favor, as I've done, and subscribe.
God bless you!
- CB linked to:
- The Internet is Killing The Remnant (We Need Help) Featured
Written by Christopher A. Ferrara / Wednesday, October 7, 2015
- "The internet is killing family owned and operated publications, in much the same way international corporate conglomerates like Target and Walmart have destroyed family owned and operated business' where ever they go. It has to stop!"
I think not.
For a consultation, yes, internet is fine, but one likes the pleasure of turning pages too. So, no, I plead NOT guilty.
- Hans, are you saying the internet is NOT killing family owned and operated publications?
- As far as I know, the internet is not the culprit.
Also, the internet is a means of starting such, I have tried, but one probably culprit behind my lack of success is this urban legend that internet is killing family owned and operated publications.
I publish my stuff on the spot on internet, then I offer (so far no interested) others to print it in a republished and paid version. For which I could get voluntary royalty.
Here are my conditions:
- HGL linked to:
- hglwrites : A little note on further use conditions
- Here are my caveats for the posts where others have contributed more than a quoted snippet:
- HGL linked to:
- Antimodernism : Copyright issues on blogposts with shared copyright
- Here are my blogs:
- HGL linked to:
- En lengua romance en Antimodernism y de mis caminaciones : Otros blogues del mismo escritor/oltri blogghi del stesso scrittore
- The urban legend referred to has been killing my business, probably for years by now.
- So you think an urban legend, that the Internet is killing family owned print publications, is the culprit, and not the fact that the Internet has radically changed people's reading habits?
The fact that people access most of their news and other information digitally, and not through the printed medium has even impacted large news organizations compelling them to upload all of their stories online, because most people just aren't buying newspapers anymore. This is precisely the problem that The Remnant Newspaper is voicing; it so easy and convenient for people to get their fill of news for free online, that people are not paying for print subscriptions, or even online subscriptions to trusted publications like they were before the Internet became the dominant source for information. So in precisely this way, the Internet is killing family owned and operated publications, like The Remnant.
You said, “For a consultation, yes, internet is fine, but one likes the pleasure of turning pages too. So, no, I plead NOT guilty.”
It's great that "you" still enjoy the pleasure of turning pages, (you should get a subscription to the Remnant Newspaper) but, as I've just pointed out, enough people have discontinued purchasing subscriptions to printed publications that both corporate, and smaller family-owned publications have noticed a drastic reduction in subscriptions. Here is the key point, without those vital subscriptions, family owned publications face the very real possibility of going out of business. This is a direct result of the use of the Internet. It seems to me that the only way someone might disagree with the statement "the Internet is killing family owned publications," is by interpreting it literalistically.
Now, if you think I'm still mistaken, it's going to take more than an assertion to convince me.
- "(you should get a subscription to the Remnant Newspaper)"
For the moment, that is impossible.
I have not any money, I am, as internet writer not published on paper, not earning from my writings, except by making publicity for my blogs while begging. Also, as I am homeless, I have no place to store them. Also, I have no work paid for an employer buying my time, so I have more time than most to do research on internet.
Even so, some pages here are very long and do tend to tire me with scrolling and I would very much welcome an opportunity of turning pages instead, and if even so I was tired before reading through, at least knowing a page number where I left off.
"both corporate, and smaller family-owned publications have noticed a drastic reduction in subscriptions. Here is the key point, without those vital subscriptions, family owned publications face the very real possibility of going out of business."
How many have?
It takes more than a theoretical assertion, more like give me titles and former publishers.
The Remnant is the first case I hear of - over the internet. And they are not out of business yet.
At least one can give me credit for writing some stuff that is too long to read comfortably over the web and thus giving an incentive to buying it in book or magazine form.
As to subscriptions, I wonder if book format might not be a better deal now we are dealing with internet.
News for april 2016? Do one printing for the few subscribers you have, but see to it you can go on selling it for years to come, even with new prints, if demand for backnumbers should increase. Which they might do more for some issues than for others.
- No, The Remnant has not gone out of business yet, that is precisely why they wrote the article, and why I have posted it, to alert people to this problem and asking for people to subscribe, TO SAVE THEIR BUSINESS.
The Remnant may be the first case "you've" heard of, but this is a problem that's been going on beginning in 2009 and has only snowballed since then. I didn't say "the Internet HAS KILLED family-owned publications," I repeated, what the Remnant is saying, that the Internet IS KILLING their business, in the same way that it's hurting other print publications.In 2009, just in the United States, 105 newspapers went out of business, and 10,000 newspaper jobs were lost. In this first year alone, print ad sales fell by 30%.
- CB linked to:
- Gigacom : Two charts that tell you everything you need to know about the future of newspapers
Mathew Ingram : Apr. 11, 2013 - 2:58 PM PDT
- CB linked to:
- TheAtlantic : This Is the Scariest Statistic About the Newspaper Business Today
Derek Thompson Mar 18, 2013
- European newspapers are having the same problem.
- CB linked to:
- theguardian : European newspapers search for ways to survive digital revolution
- ".In 2009, just in the United States, 105 newspapers went out of business, and 10,000 newspaper jobs were lost. In this first year alone, print ad sales fell by 30%."
How many of these were local papers with local news rather than same news every paper?
How many of these had tried to cater to changing needs, like more space for reprints in book form?
How many tried things like online versions and printing "most read stories" as best of collections?
If the 105 newspapers employed 10,000 employees, by themselves, then they were hardly small business. If on the other hand most jobs were lost in big business papers, this means the losses are mainly there, and small papers only lost 105. I mean if the 10,000 lost were in big business run papers distinct from the 105 that went down.
Funny or not so funny enough, it is in 2009 that I came to Paris, as an internet writer, and I seem to recall conversations about my project involving the kind of accusation against internet and thus against me.
First chart seems to imply newspaper advertising revenue is back to 1950's level.
Maybe it is a mistake for a printed paper to have much advertising revenues. Readers get so much ads over the web anyway.* Getting more out of book format may be a better deal and in that case also advertising products of oneself and of similar minded small editors.
However, less paper used for newspapers is also not quite a bad thing.
* That was the point of one article. 1 dollar spent on internet advertising = 16 dollars not spent on advertising in papers.