Brian Fuller's blog on the media, marketing and content creation

Reading on mobile devices grows

No surprise, perhaps, but we’re reading more on our mobile devices. Ken Hess, writing on ZDNet, actually has a clever name for devices we use primarily to get information (as opposed to play games or talk): I’ll dub it The Infoslab: A decision device. Where you get headlines, stock reports, messages and all of your […]

We’re increasingly paying for content–yay

It’s taken time, but we’re starting to scoop the toothpaste back in the tube. Pew Research reports today that two thirds of us are willing to pay for online content, and the average user spends about $10 a month on such content. That’s good news for those of us trying to monetize what we think […]

Salon, The Daily Beast and the medium of ideas

Salon.com is the latest online magazine to gasp for air like handcuffed Jack in one of the last scenes of “Titanic.” It’s a fine publication that’s been bleeding red for years, and The Wall Street Journal reports today that it’s looking for some oxygen or Rose with a hacksaw. Whatever. It’s the latest in a […]

The sound of change

You can kind of hear it in the wind, the sound of change in publishing. The cacophonous clanking of consolidation continues to be sure, but if you listen closely enough there’s music in the distance. Howard Kurtz points at, what I think is, one of the drivers of change in his post earlier this week […]

No big deal: Magazine circulation falls (again)

The sky isn’t falling, really, even though the Audit Bureau of Circulation reports that overall subscriptions for magazines are down 2.27 percent. Some big titles took it on the chin, to be sure: Playboy (-34%), Reader’s Digest (-25%). Neither of those tumbles is a head-scratcher. But overall, circulation (paid and verified) is 313 million. That’s […]

E-Reader mania and the death and rebirth of books

The gift-giving buzz this year is all about e-readers, which in the short run will wind up like so many Razor Scooters, but in the long run will turn out in the long run to be very useful devices. In the meantime, the disruption the very thought of this platform is causing is intriguing. Rupert […]

Future of Newspapers–Doonesbury Edition

Hard to resist. It’s ironic on so many levels.

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