Tag Archives: advertising

The death of newspapers (as we knew them)

Why We Worry / Media Desk We all know that newspapers are struggling; still, reading the data behind the decline is shocking, and looking at the charts is frightening. Newspapers as an industry have posted advertising losses for 25 consecutive quarters. The readership now prefers the Internet, so papers publish extensively online. While content translates well […]



Is Apple An A-hole?

News came out over the weekend about a patent Apple filed in regards to technology that “displays advertising on almost anything that has a screen of some kind: computers, phones, televisions, media players, game devices and other consumer electronics.” (NYT) As the NYT states, the technology wouldn’t be an annoying pop up but “the technology […]

Why advertising will fail on the Internet

The titans of traditional media are desperately trying to transfer their business models into the digital realm.  Since subscriptions have never produced sufficient income, all these models depend on advertising revenue. Unfortunately for them, the Internet rejects advertising. Mass marketing flourished in print, on TV and on the radio, but only because those media all […]

Whither the newspaper?

(Updated twice below) Ever since the interwide webway became popular, we’ve had to deal with various proclamations that newspapers are dead or will soon be dead. Well folks, it’s time to throw my hat into the ring. I think our economic apocalypse might be what kills off some big name newspapers in the next few […]

McCain's anti-Obama ad: The One

Just in case you missed this, it’s astonishing: I don’t even know how to comment on this one.

McCain's lovely new ad

(Updated Below) Check out McCain’s new ad where he blasts Obama for not visiting wounded troops during his overseas trip: This ad is not only riddled with shameless falsehoods, it’s a sign that McCain is trying to shift the debate away from the issues. I’m not sure why, but this ad just makes me mad. […]