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Monday, July 12th, 2010, 11:15 am

Big changes at MaineToday

MaineToday Media, which publishes the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel newspapers, announced two big changes last week. Tim Archambault, once online manager for the Bangor Daily News, is MTM’s new vice president of new media and digital …

Sunday, July 4th, 2010, 5:11 pm

More bad news for traditional media: Readers don’t trust ‘em

Update: Angie Muhs, of the Portland Press Herald, points out that the Press Herald does not automate its Twitter feed. A new poll by Zogby says that Americans are more likely to trust social media such as Facebook and Twitter …

Friday, June 11th, 2010, 7:09 pm

Cutler releases post-primary ad

Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who analysts predict could turn this fall’s gubernatorial election into a three-way race, released his first post-primary ad today, titled “Independent. Just Like Maine.” Cutler cites his Maine roots and his work for then-Sen. Ed Muskie, …

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, 4:58 pm

Why not all pay walls are evil

In today’s NY Times Magazine, Virginia Heffernan has an interesting column that compares the rise of an elite class of Web apps to the white flight from cities to the suburbs. Along the way she mentions Honolulu Civil Beat and …

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009, 2:08 am

Paywalls: It’s all or nothing

In an interesting interview, Rupert Murdoch speaks on the decision to put all News Corp. Web sites behind paywalls. “Well they shouldn’t have had it free all the time,” Murdoch says, speaking of Internet news readers. “I think we’ve been …

Friday, November 6th, 2009, 6:20 pm

Financial independence: How much is it really worth?

The Maine Campus is, like many other large college newspapers, a separate company from the university. While we are in large part funded through advertising revenue, we still take some money from the university, which we classify as a subscription …