AOL/Yahoo merger proposal & more: Editor’s media picks – 9/29

Hearst forms new publishing services group By Alexandra Steigrad Hearst Magazines wants to help other magazine publishers out — and pump up the productivity of its own operations in the process… More via WWD.com Is digital advertising ready to ditch the click? By Michael Sebastian It was a was a throwaway line on the 50th [...]

NYT reorganizes masthead, the cookie-cutter website & more: Editor’s media picks – 9/25

Dean Baquet: Our traditional New York Times masthead structure no longer works New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet is eliminating the managing editor position “in favor of four deputy executive editors who are as excited about the future as I am.” The editors who’ve been promoted are Susan Chira, Janet Elder, Matt Purdy and [...]

The Commercial Appeal to restructure, The Street to add sponsored content & more: Editor’s media picks – 9/24

How NYTimes.com cut load times and got faster for users Page speed is an underrated part of user experience. A fast website is a website readers will return to more often and feel better about using. (Add WPO to SEO and SMO in your mental acronym storage case.)… More via Nieman Journalism Lab On the [...]

Los Angeles Register folds, The Wire being shut down & more: Editor’s media picks – 9/23

Digital fueling global ad expansion, traditional media continue to erode By Joe Mandese Global ad spending is back on a healthy expansion track, and much of it — not surprisingly — is coming from the rapid consumer adoption of digital media, which will account for 28.3% of total ad spending by 2016, according to the [...]

Des Moines Regsiter experiments with virtual reality, European newspapers struggling & more: Editor’s media picks – 9/22

Des Moines Register adds a bit of virtual reality to news report By Lukas I. Alpert If you’ve ever wanted to really get inside a news story, the Des Moines Register thinks it has the answer. On Monday, the Gannett Co.-owned newspaper will publish its first virtual-reality news report, incorporating the technology of Oculus VR, [...]