Leaks and Leeks: New York Times’ Paid Cooking Dishes Up Next-Step Reader Revenue Strategy

Leaks. National security. All things Trump. In 2017, these fraught issues seem to define The New York Times. So, consider. What’s been, over time, one of the most searched terms on the Times’ site? It’s “chicken,” said Ben French, Times vice president of product ...

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Michael Ferro’s Tronc Aims to Complete Chicago Domination With Sun-Times Purchase

Update: Final bids for the Sun-Times are now due on June 5: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-tronc-sun-times-deal-other-buyers-0601-biz-20170531-story.html   While Tronc chairman Michael Ferro has enjoyed the celebrity allure of his largest paper, the Los Angeles Times, it is in ...

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Smooth Sailing for The New York Times?

It’s been a long decade for The New York Times Co. (NYT) — and all its newspaper company peers. Wounded mildly by early digital disruption, the newspaper industry has seen nothing but financial woe into and out of the Great Recession. Times shares, though, busted through a nine-year ...

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Lipstick On A Fox, The Bill Shine Shake-Up and Myth Of The Sons

Can you put lipstick on a Fox? That’s just one of our immediate questions as time caught up with Bill Shine, long-time Roger Ailes lieutenant. Shine followed Bill O’Reilly out the door on Monday, just two weeks after the cascade of women’s harassment claims made him more of a ...

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Newsonomics: Can A Master Blacklist Choke Off Fake News’ Money Supply?

For the last few weeks, it’s looked like fake news has spawned its own opposition industry. Money to fight the now-apparent-to-all evil has poured out of foundation coffers faster than Sean Spicer clarifications. RELATED ARTICLE Newsonomics: Craig Newmark, journalism’s new Six Million Dollar ...

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Newsonomics: Lydia Polgreen’s Ambitious HuffPost Remake Aims For “Solidarity” Among Readers

Related story: The Huffington Post Rebrands, But What Will It Stand For?   Make no mistake: Lydia Polgreen understands she has her work cut out for her. Named The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief in December, Polgreen brings to the job an enviable reputation as a journalist, as a ...

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The Huffington Post Rebrands, But What Will It Stand For?

Related: Newsonomics: Lydia Polgreen’s ambitious HuffPost remake aims for “solidarity” among readers   Even before the vision of Verisney [“What Would a Verizon Mega Deal Look Like? Welcome to Verisney World“], AOL’s Huffington Post has seemed increasingly like the little ...

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Newsonomics: Don’t Be Fooled Into Expecting a New Fox News

O’Reilly’s banished. Ailes is plotting something somewhere. And Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson enjoy, or plan to, the air elsewhere. It must be time to reposition Fox News, right? Why, it only makes sense. When an 86-year-old still commands the channel that commands the oldest ...

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Newsonomics: Univision’s Big Bet on E-Commerce, Built on Gawker’s Ashes

What was Gawker? A trailblazing, piercer of pretense? A snarky, vestigial leftover of the early bloggy web? A company that early on understood the relationship between reader enthusiasm and selling stuff? Probably all three. It’s the last one though — Founder Nick Denton’s ...

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Newsonomics: Crimetown Shows The Podcast Potential For Local Media Partnership

Buddy Cianci once sold newspapers. Now he sells podcasts. That link — surfaced gloriously in Gimlet Media’s Crimetown podcast — tells us lots about the rollicking pace of change in newsy digital media. And Crimetown seems like a prototype of a new phenomenon too young to name. Listen for just a ...

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