[The decision to add moderation to comments adds costs to the revenue-strapped Times, but the Old Gray Lady isn’t yet ready to let go. Says Times‘ Public Editor Clark Hoyt, ““How does the august Times, which has long stood for dignified authority, come to terms with the fractious, democratic culture of the Internet, where readers expect to participate but sometimes do so in coarse, bullying and misinformed ways? The answer so far is cautiously, carefully and with uneven success.” – Ed.]
[This newspaper continues to document its troubles on its own blogs, demonstrating admirable transparency. – Ed.]
[Here’s a publisher who gets it. And he’s set a tangible, achievable goal that his people can strive for. Most publishers are just saying they need to “increase” online revenue contributions. Leaders know that clear objectives are more motivating than mushy statements of direction. – Ed.]
“According to an analysis of ABC figures, for 538 daily U.S. newspapers, circulation declined 2.5% to 40,689,617. For 609 papers that filed on Sunday, overall circulation dropped 3.5% to 46,771,486.
[Santa Barbara News-Press appears to be especially hard hit. – Ed.]
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