Newsonomics: Digital First Media’s Newspapers Half-Billion Dollar Pricetag (and California Schemin’)

Could the sale of the Digital First Media properties lead to the U.S.’s first quasi-national newspaper company? That’s the hope of DFM’s current owners, and the shiniest lure tossed out into the newspaper property marketplace by UBS, the ...

What Splitsville Tells Us — and New Intrigue in L.A.

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Earlier, related posts: Tribune’s Latest Lease on Life                                        Split ‘Ems — & Then There Was Gannett                          ...

Newsonomics: Tribune’s Latest Lease on Life

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor Companion post: Newsonomics: Split ‘Ems — & Then There Was Gannett   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab “We’re getting toward the end of the finish line,” Jack ...

The Newsonomics of the Orange County Register’s Swerving All Over the Freeway

  Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab     Pity Aaron Kushner’s poor driving instructor. We can easily imagine the then-16-year-old’s driving inclinations as he first took ...

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 50/50 and The Unchaining of the U.S. Press

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Asked last week whether he was buying the Star Tribune for business or altruistic reasons, Glen Taylor said a lot in a two-word answer: ...

The Newsonomics of Digital First Media’s Thunderdome Implosion (and Coming Sale)

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Today, we’ll hear official word of the demise of Project Thunderdome, one of the news industry’s highest-profile experiments in centralized, ...