The social life of ink

Contrary to popular belief, the true genius of Johannes Gutenburg was not the printing press for which he is most often given credit. Both the Chinese and the Koreans had come up with versions of the press before him anyway, ...

As US papers struggle, AP net profit falls 65%

The Associated Press on Thursday reported a 65-percent drop in net profit last year as the struggles of the US newspaper industry also took a bite out of the bottom line of the US news agency.

Web-only newspapers? Don't junk the presses yet

More than a half-a-dozen newspapers in the United States and Europe have gone "Web only" in the past year in a bid to stave off bankruptcy. But the first cold-eyed analysis of this approach is not encouraging.

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