Wednesday Noon Update

SAVING NEWSPAPERS — THE MUSICAL:

This music video is by Jonathan Mann, whose current project is writing and producing a music video every day. The man deserves some attention.

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HOW TO ‘CITIZENS REPORT’: Check out the YouTube Reporters’ Center for helpful videos. [You Tube]

JOURNALISM ONLINE: Start-up plans to help “publishers figure out whether or not they can charge and if so, how.”

CONDE NAST ‘TRICKLE’: After 180 firings in the wake of four magazine closings, expect just “a trickle” of additional cuts. Meanwhile, the big winner was surviving Gourmet magazine, raising a few questions. [NY Observer, Future of Capitalism]

JOURNALISM ONLINE: Start-up plans to help “publishers figure out whether or not they can charge and if so, how.”

VILLAGE VOICE PROSTITUTION: Backpage.com, Village Voice Media’s nationwide Craigslist-like Web site, is targeted by New Mexico police. Cops made several prostitution busts after following Sante Fe Reporter want ads; the ads are administered and posted by Backpage. With video link. [Santa Fe Reporter]

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