Newspaper owner cuts business employees to add editorial, Digital First Media experiments with paywalls & more: Editor’s media picks – 2/5

A first look at the new WSJ. editor
By Chris Roush

Erik Maza of Women’s Wear Daily profiles Kristina O’Neill, the new editor of WSJ., the Wall Street Journal magazine… More via

Digital First Media is working on paywalls, even though it really doesn’t want to
By Mathew Ingram

Plenty of newspapers have been jumping headlong into the paywall business recently, and many of them claim that the introduction of subscription plans has been the best thing that ever happened to them. Not everyone is quite as enthusiastic, however: Digital First Media CEO John Paton, for example, makes it abundantly clear in a blog post announcing his chain’s new strategy that he would rather be doing just about anything else than tinkering with paywalls, but he is doing so anyway… More via

Is radio wasting effort on Facebook?

Based on stats released by Facebook last year, only about 16 percent of Facebook fans receive the posts of the pages they “like.” This is Facebook’s effort to maintain the “quality” of the feed whether or not a consumer has opted-in to connect to it… More via

Newspaper owner fires business-side staffers to boost editorial

Last Wednesday, Los Angeles Times reporter Martha Groves profiled the 33-year-old real estate entrepreneur and newspaper junkie who bought the Palisadian-Post… More via

Whiting: Readers say what’s good, bad about Register
By David Whiting

Update on an old joke: The Wall Street Journal is read by people who run the country.

The New York Times is read by people who think they run the country.

And the Register, with content from both those newspapers, is read by people who can run and think at the same time… More via the



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