Friday, March 24, 2006
Weekend Reading (or did I mean "Weakend Reading"? Hmmmmm...)
See the release: http://www.britishprint.com/news/article.asp?s=1&nid=1255
Download the report: http://www.britishprint.com/downloads/pira-report.pdf
Read an article about it: http://www.graphicrepro.co.za/asp/news_long.asp?nid=5793
Larry Elder has a good column about how good economic news is being reported negatively... and often inaccurately, I might add. When's the last time you heard about investment by non-US companies in the US? They can choose all kinds of places to invest in, yet they invest here. Or how about how often we set records for exports? Or that the number of employed persons is the highest in history? Nah!
Another e-paper breakthrough announced
Newspaper efforts to lure new readers highlighted in the WSJ
Popular entertainment is actually making us smart! This is an interesting perspective on the supposed decline in media. This is a countertrend to common wisdom, much like JK Rowling's Harry Potter series getting kids to read 700 page books in an era where reading is declining. We forget this important point. The US population is huge, diverse, and affluent compared to many regions of the world. You can have many countertrends existing at the same time and have both being very strong at the same time, and be of notable dollar volumes.
Pew Internet has a new report on use of broadband for news compared to other media
The report http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP_News.and.Broadband.pdf
News story about it http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/1700AP_Online_News.html