The Nation Press Club Luncheon on Monday was with Harvey Levin. Don’t know who he is? Here’s his bona fides from the Press Clud website:
Harvey Levin , creator of celebrity news site TMZ.com, discussed the changing landscape in entertainment news coverage at the National Press Club. Levin worked as a legal and entertainment reporter for several years prior to founding TMZ.
- Print readers are getting older and younger “readers” aren’t interested in print. We need to attract younger readers? (Tell us something we don’t know).
- The delivery media stystem is stale (see snark above).
- “What is the magic of holding a piece of paper in the air when you read it”? (Try it sometime, Harv).
- “What is it that drives professors and others to sing the praises of newspapers still when it’s not the future? (Probably not, but give credit where it’s due).
- “Yet there is something about newspapers, this holy grail that people talk about that we just have to preserve this. Why? What is it about paper, it’s not even politically correct anymore. What is it about paper that makes us so rooted in the past? And what is it that forces people to shut down when we talk about how to evolve today?
He goes on to ask interesting questions and discusses TMZ’s policy of paying. You can watch the entire speech at this link.
Newspaper? CH — Whoa there! NEWSPAPER?
Yup, you bet! The Occupy Wall Street crew has thier own newspaper. Qt least one edition came out with a broadsheet last week (I haven’t heard of it’s a daily or weekly) dubbed The Occupied Wall Street Journal.
Read all about it, as they used to say, here. Thanks to whomever posted it here.
And don’t forget to visit Occupy Wall Street.
Steve died off-cycle for most of the overseas newspapers, so I waited until today to grab P1s from my good friends over at the Newseum.
Not going to do a kudos and not-so-kudos on theses because well, who’s to account for non-American tastes.
However, I did see quite a few P1 designs that I really like, including the first screenshot of the Diario de Pernambuco. They let their designer go wild — using just the Apple logo with the simple line drawing of Steve’s iconic glasses. Simple. Very simple, yet anyone who’se seen Steve Jobs will recogzine them. Very good work!
Several papers went with the reading-the-story-on-an-iPad/iPhone theme, which is pretty cool but some executed better than others.
I’ve included the Bild’s front page, which is NSFW. Shame on them for running THE WORST photo of Steve that they could dig up. It’s not like we didn’t know that he was sick and dying. So much for giving the man a bit of dignity.