Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. In this week’s edition, I look at the recent announcement that Nielsen will be shuttering Editor & Publisher magazine, which covered the newspaper business since 1884. E&P’s Jennifer Saba says the loss of classified advertising was as much to blame as Romenesko. Plus, America Online was spun-off from Time Warner yesterday and has an uphill climb to make it as an independent company with dwindling dial-up subscribers.
Check it out:
Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.
Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:
Editor & Publisher and Kirkus Reviews Close at NY Times
Farewell, Editor & Publisher by Steve Outing
Editor & Publisher, Kirkus Reviews to be shut at LA Times
While Dying, Editor & Publisher Showed Journalism How To Live by Will Bunch at Huffington Post
E&P and the emotional commitment of a subscription at Nieman Journalism Lab
AOL IPO, Take Two at WSJ
After the Divorce, AOL Faces Challenges at NY Times
AOL’s Sob-Story Fooled Wall Street… And Now The Stock Is Undervalued! at Silicon Alley Insider
AOL shares fall on debut trading day at the Telegraph
AOL Completes Spin-Off From Time Warner at InformationWeek
Here’s the entire interview with E&P’s Jennifer Saba:
Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results. The question was: “Who will benefit most from the Comcast/NBC merger?”
Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what killed E&P magazine.
Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.