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(Miami) Herald to Online Users: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
NBC6 Miami ^ | December 15, 2009 | BRIAN HAMACHER

Posted on 12/15/2009 3:14:32 PM PST by abb

Paper taking donations for Web content

This holiday season, you have several options of where to donate your money: Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, soup kitchens.

But have you considered the Miami Herald?

It's not quite a charity case yet, but the paper of record in the Magic City is accepting handouts if you have any spare change.

Starting today, users of the Herald's Web edition can make donations to the paper on each story.

A link at the bottom of each story directs users to "Support ongoing news coverage on Miamiherald.com."

Through the link, you can pay any amount you'd like with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted, sorry DiscoverCard holders).

The suggested donation is going toward a good cause.

"If you value The Miami Herald's local news reporting and investigations, but prefer the convenience of the Internet, please consider a voluntary payment for the web news that matters to you," the donation page reads.

With cutbacks, layoffs and weak revenues, the Herald is looking for money from its online content any way it can get it.

Having already cut 175 jobs earlier this year, the Herald announced it would be cutting 24 more just in time for the holidays.

Paying for online content is nothing new. The New York Times flirted with it, then backed off. And Rupert Murdoch promises to make the content of his online newspapers pay sites.

Just a few months ago, the Herald required online users to register to view stories online, and a straight fee for browsing the Herald's stories online may be around the corner.

"We're trying something new, we're putting it out there to see if it works, to see what the response is," said Elissa Vanaver, Vice President/Assistant to the Publisher at the Herald. She said there are currently no plans to start charging for content.

Until then though, the Herald will keep doing its best PBS impression.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; ccrm; dbm; miamiherald; newspapers

1 posted on 12/15/2009 3:14:36 PM PST by abb
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2 posted on 12/15/2009 3:15:53 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

This piece was written by Dave Barry, right????


3 posted on 12/15/2009 3:16:12 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: abb

I’m confused. The article says any such donations will be going to a good cause. But it also appears that the Herald will keep the donations. So which is it?


4 posted on 12/15/2009 3:20:26 PM PST by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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http://www.minnpost.com/braublog/2009/12/11/14237/duluth_editor_on_readerdonors_somethings_going_on_here
Duluth editor on reader/donors: ‘Something’s going on here’

http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/1209/Layoffs_at_TNR.html
Layoffs at TNR

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20091214006201&newsLang=en
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Cuts Retiree Health Care


5 posted on 12/15/2009 3:20:45 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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"It's not quite a charity case yet, but the paper of record in the Magic City is accepting handouts if you have any spare change. "

If this is on the level, then it is a the pathetic state of American journalism shining through to the world.

All it would have taken to save this paper, and others, is the TRUTH. When become a "newsLETTER" for political party you can no longer claim your own sovereignty, or dignity, as a profession.

The forget their job, to inform the public...they think it is to become recruiters for the leftist power brokers, usually for little more than invites to elitist parties.

They have mismanaged their business, and their money, and I see no need in throwing good money after bad...after all, my name is NOT obama. In resorting to begging, I not only ashamed of the mainstream press, but I am embarassed for them as well.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 3:25:25 PM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bal-md.ar.tmi13dec13,0,2858534.story
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http://www.mediafinder.com/public.cfm?page=pressReleases/275%20new%20magazines%20launch%20and%20428%20fold%20in%202009275 NEW MAGAZINES LAUNCH AND 428 FOLD IN 2009

http://www.magazinedeathpool.com/
I.D.: RIP December 2009

http://newsafternewspapers.blogspot.com/
Some hits, some misses: a look back at my 2009 predictions

http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/
When Falling Circulation Is A Good Thing

http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/
Putting bite back in newspapers


7 posted on 12/15/2009 3:38:44 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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OMG is Miami Herald is hurting that bad????


8 posted on 12/15/2009 3:41:12 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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9 posted on 12/15/2009 3:46:09 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: abb

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=119195
NBC Universal To Take Major Loss On Winter Olympics

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004053701
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http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004053355
EXCLUSIVE: Warren Buffett — Newspaper Industry Got Too Complacent

http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/
THE OSCAR BADMOUTHING HAS BEGUN!

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/440491-Academics_Activists_Talk_Network_Neutrality_At_FCC_Workshop.php
Academics, Activists Talk Network Neutrality At FCC Workshop

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/440496-AT_T_Says_FCC_Must_Preserve_Open_Market_For_Private_Investment_on_Internet.php
AT&T Says FCC Must Preserve Open Market For Private Investment on Internet


10 posted on 12/15/2009 3:52:00 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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We're trying something new, we're putting it out there to see if it works, to see what the response is," said Elissa Vanaver, Vice President/Assistant to the Publisher at the Herald.

Heres something new, how about trying to not publishing communist bullsh*t stories everyday.

These idiots are the south florida democratic partys propaganda organ.

Never met a tax hike, toll increase, or socialist politician they didn't like.

Die screaming Herald.

11 posted on 12/15/2009 6:20:39 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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"Until then though, the Herald will keep doing its best PBS impression."

Where, "then" means completely dead? LOL!!!

Clueless to the very end. LOL

12 posted on 12/16/2009 4:21:50 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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