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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Am I the cause of falling print circulation?

A report by the ABC states that weekly circulations for 534 daily US newspapers has fallen by 3.6% for the six months ended March 31st. An article in the Wall Street Journal reports the figures along with commentary from the publications spokespeople on some of logistical reasons why, (dropping free Sunday issues to week day subscribers etc),…

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Trying to sum it all up…

There has been plenty of discussion on Measurement Matters in recent months, much of which has explored the ever-changing media landscape and the emergence of consumer generated media. Jeff Jarvis at Buzz Machine has recently undertaken the task of summing up of these shifts in attitude and behaviour. Particularly useful is his use of simple,…

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The original media revolution

I was skipping through the more obscure regions of Sky TV last night when I happened to come across ‘Stephen Fry and the Gutenberg Press’. Part of BBC4’s medieval season, this documentary featured the ubiquitous Stephen Fry as he examined the history behind the ‘first media entrepreneur’ Johann Gutenberg, inventer of the printing press. As…

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A thought to restoring trust in the media…

I am thrilled to report that our first Metrica Numbers report has been very well received, and in particular added fuel to the raging debate relating to trust of the media. Roy Greenslade refers to it in his Evening Standard column, discussing how journalists must admit corporate PR has a role in media landscape, and again on…

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Beeb take back door to Russia

Interesting piece in today’s Guardian, which gives us yet another example of MSM stalwarts seeking to expand their influence through social media channels. The BBC are teaming up with LiveJournal to engage the users of “Russia’s biggest blogging platform as it attempts to increase its audience base in the face of media restriction“. BBC Radio…

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