What’s Really Behind the Newspaper Industry’s Quixotic Fight With Google and Facebook

David Chavern stepped into the daily newspaper wars not quite two years ago. Did the president and CEO of the News Media Alliance know what he was getting into? “No, in retrospect. In a sense, I’m more optimistic than when I started,” he said. “Clearly, I know the ...

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Newsonomics: There’s A Newspaper Chain That’s Grown Profits For The Past 5 Years, And It’s Looking To Buy More Papers

Related column: Hearst Takes Connecticut, But What’s Next?   It’s one of the grandest names in newspaper history, but it’s one seldom heard in the industry conversation about the future of the American press. As The New York Times and The Washington Post have come to dominate national ...

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Hearst Takes Connecticut, But What’s Next?

  Related column: Newsonomics: There’s a newspaper chain that’s grown profits for the past 5 years, and it’s looking to buy more papers   It’s long been a classic mismatch: Educated New Haven, Conn., home of Yale University, didn’t see much sophisticated reporting in its ...

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Washington Post, New York Times Clock Billions of News Minutes, Leading the Post-Election Pack

It’s no illusion. Now at midyear in 2017, nearly eight months after the contentious election, Americans continue to devour political news in national politics, checking the news breaks and the daily outrages throughout the day on their smartphones.  While Americans, according to comScore ...

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The Sun-Times, Tronc and The Eisendrath Group: What’s The Number?

What’s the number? What’s the real number? That’s what the competition for the Chicago Sun-Times comes down to this week, and probably into next. On Monday, the Edwin Eisendrath group upped its ante to $15 million, drawing together would-be funding from a Chicago-only ...

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Will Tronc Get Squeezed Out of a Sun-Times Acquisition?

Credit the Cubbies. The Chicago Sun-Times, long the struggling second newspaper of the city, managed to about break even in 2016, even as the fortunes of the overall newspaper business took a turn for the worse. Why? In strong part, the Chicago Cubs broke their curse, and with a heroic World ...

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Newsonomics: The New York Times’ Redesign Aims To Support Its $500 Million Digital Business

Please sign in. Those three words — a request as old as the web — now drive the strongest strategy of our news era: reader revenue. RELATED ARTICLE Newsonomics: CEO Mark Thompson thinks The New York Times can “aspire to a different order of magnitude” June 9, 2017   Today, The New York ...

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NYT Elevates Meredith Levien — And Aims To Jumpstart New Product

Companion column: My Q and A with New York Times CEO Mark Thompson and new COO Meredith Levien: Newsonomics: NYT’s Mark Thompson: “It’s a Really Long Game, and We’re Up for It” 2017 looks like the year in which The New York Times  ( NYT) finally turned the digital ...

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Newsonomics: NYT’s Mark Thompson: “It’s a Really Long Game, and We’re Up for It”

Companion column: NYT Elevates Meredith Levien — And Aims To Jumpstart New Product   What’s the life cycle of change for a modern news organization? How about 18 months? “We are finding that about once every 18 months, there’s some new big strategy statement,” New York Times ...

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Newsonomics: In Norway, A Newspaper’s Digital Video Startup Is Now Generating More Ad Revenue Than Print

OSLO — Yes, there’s even a Trump Bump in Oslo. Take 56 million, the number of views VGTV has gotten so far on its “satirical masterpiece” of “tupéfabrikk,” the company’s discovery of Donald Trump’s secret wig field in Tromsø, Norway’s Arctic Circle city. But that bump is just a collateral ...

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