valleylist(sm) v202 r.1 – - electronic newspapers 05.05.2012
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ELECTRONIC NEWSPAPERS downloaded from the internet to your ereader are a big business. thus far it looks like amazon kindle vs apple itunes for top digital content source. newspapers are not yet as successful on the internet or readers as in print. most would say it’s a complete and total waste of time to try and launch your own digital newspaper just for ereaders. electronic editions of big city newspapers are just too successful. sony reader store doesn’t have the top 10 newspapers or magazines though sony has all top 10 books except “the little prince” “the casual vacancy” “drift: unmooring of american military power” or “enclopedia britannica”. newspaper companies lost billions in ad revenues during the rise of the world wide web. commercialization of the internet was an expensive experiment. today’s internet is a world wide sucesss endorsed and financed by global organizations like the united nations the ecc the eastern block and scientific organizations everywhere. newspapers are still unhappy with the results. they put their products on ebooks and ereaders to reach more customers.
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hearst’s sf chronicle is #12 with 339,440 and the sf examiner ranks #49 with 186,335 paid circulation. electronic editions are similar to the print top 10 new york times [#2] 45,254,000 usa today [#8] 21,196,000 washington post [#10] 16,063,000. newscorp’s wall street journal claims number 1 counting both print and digital readership. news companies investing heavily in electronic publishing are ganette 5,994,347 dow jones [newscorp subsidiary] 2,311,966 new york times 2,252,610 and hearst 1,318,594. the headlines and top 10 links for the latest “valleylist” are included in the youtube playlist and all playlists are included in “valleylist” videos.
publishing and regulatory. “valleylist” 2012 adds a weekly focus on publishing and regulatory including the real time “valleylist” newsfeed. cross ownership rules restrict the number of media products a big company can own in the same market. for example hearst can only own 4 media products in the san francisco area. so far internet and ereader products are not factored into the latest cross ownership formula. federal law also requires at least 2 daily news publications in each of the usa’s top cities. a few other rules affecting newspapers include copyright laws liability for deceptive practices and slander and anti-trust rules. newspapers have survived tons of legal cases. today liability can extend to actual damages caused by news reported or actions on the part of news consumers. anti-trust rulings require that newspaper and television ownership not be concentrated in the hands of a few companies. all of today’s big publishing companies have been shaped by anti-trust cases. bush-cheney tried to ruin everything and send the internet back to the mob headed up by al [capone] dipofi. the effort failed miserably. democrats and “valleylist” plan digital world domination by business people driven by success.
conclusion. saturday may 5.05. the electronic publishing war to end all wars looks like google [$40B] vs microsoft [$73B]. ebook publishers apple [$142B] amazon [$51B] and sony [$80B] are also fighting for the dominant position. ganette [$5.2B] and the new york times [$2.3B] lead newspapers with top 10 internet positions and popular ebook products. doubtless the internet itself will remain more important than ereaders. new reading devices that also access the internet and email will only add to the popularity of electronic newspapers. internet newspapers should be successful enough to vie for the top 10. the new york times and usatoday decided to really go after internet news. coming up. june 6.06 the official google vs. microsoft battle edition. outcome uncertain.
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