Newsonomics: Eight Questions (And Answers) About Nikkei’s Surprise Purchase of the Financial Times

Is Nikkei the new Axel Springer of Asia? Is $1.3 billion as ridiculous a price as the $5 billion Rupert Murdoch paid for Dow Jones? How did the turn from Berlin to Tokyo happen in 15 minutes? Will Japanese lessons be the first order of business ...

Newsonomics: How Much is the Financial Times Worth, and Who Might Buy It?

  Updated post on Nikkei’s purchase of the FT Complete archive of Newsonomics FT coverage   If you wanted to buy a top business news publisher, which one would you choose? Assuming the marketplace offered you choice, would you go ...

Newsonomics: Why The Economist Decided Now’s The Time to Speak Chinese

The Economist is launching its new Global Business Review (GBR) today, and the Chinese/English product marks a small but important new test of Paywalls 2.0 — the creation of new paid digital products short of a full digital subscription to an ...

The Newsonomics of Spring Cleaning: McT’s Dissolution, NewsCorp’s Infancy, Gannett’s Ad ID and WaPost Network

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab The tensions of change in the news business are intense but often subterranean. One way they pop into public view is through top leadership ...

The Newsonomics of the Shopping of Press+ and The Coming of Paywalls 2.0

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   In April 2009, when Journalism Online began operations, its business — providing the backend for websites offering different kinds of paywalls — was largely derided. Two years ...

The Newsonomics of “Little Data,” Data Scientists, and Conversion Specialists

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab OSLO — Arthur Sulzberger surprised some people recently when asked what he would do differently in the digital transition, given hindsight. Hire more engineers, he said. It wasn’t an off-the-cuff comment. ...

Nine Questions: Savior Bezos, Chronicle Debacle, Patch Undone, the Long Beach Lunge & More

Is reader revenue one of the answers to the next stage of hyperlocal? The halving of Patch ("The newsonomics of Patch's unraveling", today at the Nieman Journalism Lab) is just another curve on the long road to marry local news and digital. Like ...