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 Quartz’s — Obsessive — Explainer Business Model

Follow Newsonomics @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Quartz, at the tender age of 19 months, can hardly be considered a father to Vox, FiveThirtyEight, and The Upshot. Clearly, though, it’s a major ...

The Newsonomics of Newspapers’ Slipping Digital Performance

Follow Newsonomics @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   As we approach the middle of the 2010s, where do newspapers fit in the battle for America’s largest ad sector — digital? And how well are all ...

The Newsonomics of How the News Industry Will Be Tested in 2014

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Our 2014 stage is set, and oh what a marvelous assortment of characters will be walking across it. Many of these characters — the Bezoses, Henrys, Kushners, Omidyars, and Buffetts — ...

The Newsonomics of the November Shuffle, From Forbes to Freedom and Couric to Stelter

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab Ah, the pre-Thanksgiving bounty. Those of us who try to chronicle the business end of the news business have seen our plates overflowing lately. Not since the Bezos blitz of August have we ...

The Newsonomics of the Surprisingly Persistent Appeal of Newsprint

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab Tonnage. The word speaks to a different age of news media when ink, bought by barrel, and newsprint, bought by the ton, ruled. Newspapers — in print — still go out to some 40 million-plus ...

The Newsonomics of 10 Ways We’ll Judge 2014

First published at Nieman Journalism Lab At the World Publishing Expo held in Berlin this week, two CEOs of major international news companies — Andrew Miller of The Guardian and Mathias Döpfner of Axel Springer — were asked a question: On a ...