The reinvention of newspapers is continuing, although perhaps not in the way the industry would have wished it be played out.

  • And so it begins. Tim Windsor points to reports in both the NY Times and WSJ that Sam Zell’s Tribune company is scrambling to find a way to avoid bankruptcy.
  • The Digital Enterprise Solution. Martin Langeveld is a relatively new blogger, but he’s already essential to understanding what newspapers are doing, and need to do, to move forward. This post, from last week, argues persuasively for a dedicated (and real) switch to a digitally-driven structure in the newspaper.
  • Let’s hear from the newspaper CEOs. Steve Outing wonders where the CEOs are in the wide-ranging and vibrant discussion about the future of newspapers.
  • It’s not the liberal bias, stupid! Steve Outing (again) pinpoints one of the reasons why it’s difficult to have a widespread, reasonable discussion about newspapers.
  • 2008 Asian Beach Games. This is much more pleasant — the latest Big Picture at boston.com focusses on a major sporting event from Bali. These are not your usual sports and the photography is, as always, outstanding.
  • Today’s journalist: Be an expert, dig deep, and stay on top of the information flow. Howard Owens presents the idea of going expert as a competitive edge in a time of information overload. Going niche and expert has been an advantge for some reporters for as long as I’ve been newspapering.
  • CPJ’s 2008 prison census: Online and in jail. The annual report on the perilous state of journalism in large parts of the world. I know the trend is hyper-local, but we need to stay aware of this and do what we can to help.
  • If I Started Today. Great ideas about using social media. (Although for many in journalism, you’re already way late if you don’t understand and use social media.)
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