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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The Newsonomics of Signature Content

Forget “content wants to be free.” Now content wants a fee. And everyone from Time Inc to The New York Times to the Memphis Commercial Appeal to Hulu’s co-owners (Fox, Disney, and Comcast) see gold. They see another digital revenue stream, in addition to advertising or to cable subscription ...

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Oracular Vernacular? Murdoch, Paid Content and the Emergence of All-Access Pricing

If there's a better realpolitiks player in the news industry than Murdoch, please stand up. If not, Murdoch knows that News Corp putting up a pay wall would be akin to unilateral disarmament -- and that's something only pinkos do. Put on up a pay wall when many others improve their ...

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