Dan Rather On Journalism|Mags Go Up In Price|New Yorker Dumps Second Fiction Issue|UMD’s Knight Center Closes|Buffett Calls Newspaper Publishers Complacent
Mediaweek: As the print magazine industry continues to struggle, some publishers plan to raise cover prices on a number of titles in the new year.
WWD: The New Yorker is replacing its second fiction issue of the year with a new “world changers” themed issue, on newsstands this week. “I think one is enough for the time being,” editor David Remnick said of the magazine’s fiction issues.
Philip Merrill College of Journalism: The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland will close at the end of the month. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which supports other journalism training programs at other universities around the country, helped found the center 22 years ago.
Editor & Publisher: Billionaire Warren Buffet, who owns The Buffalo News, says the newspaper industry has gotten too complacent and has relied on an outdated business model for too long. “When the Internet came along, you gave away your [online] product for free and charged for it in another place [print],” he said. “I’m not positive what you would have done differently, but not figuring out some kind of business model was a mistake.”