Dallas Morning News Reinvents the Art (and Science) of Local Digital Marketing

Plus one. Plus two. Plus three. Call it the new addition, and it’s the now-more-public new business strategy of A.H. Belo Corp,, longtime owner of the fast-changing Dallas Morning News. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, A.H. Belo restructured itself into two operating divisions. Belo Media Group ...

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Newsonomics: The New Knight-Lenfest Initiative Gives A Kick In The Pants To America’s Metro Newspapers

For two decades now, daily newsrooms have been becoming digital. Now, finally into 2017, some of them are threatening to actually be digital, some twenty-two years after Nicholas Negroponte’s classic was published. Today’s announcement of the new Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative aims to push ...

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Newsonomics: Razor-Thin Profits Cut Into Newspapers’ Chances at Innovation

If you want to talk about profits at the U.S.’s top newspaper companies, you don’t need big numbers any more. Tribune Publishing could count a bare $2.5 million in net income for the first three months of the year. That’s the combined net of eight metro papers, including the ...

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What Are They Thinking? Zanny Minton Beddoes: New Breed of Editors Are Taking Over

Zanny Minton Beddoes starts with two numbers: 1.6 million and 73 million. The first represents The Economist’s paid circulation today. The second forms a target group of people like Economist readers, a small percentage whom she hopes to bring into the fold as digital storytelling and marketing ...

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What Are They Thinking? Jim Moroney’s Digital-Reaching Dallas Morning News

Jim Moroney’s newspaper once dominated Dallas as only a monopoly daily can. After beating its rival Dallas Times Herald, then a Times-Mirror–owned property, to a bloody pulp, forcing the paper’s closing in 1991, The Dallas Morning News was the kind of paper that threw off tens of millions in ...

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Newsonomics: The U.S. Newspaper industry’s $1.4 Billion Money Hole

How big a hole is the U.S. daily newspaper industry in? We know the toll in newsroom jobs — about 20,000 lost in a little under a decade — and the fact that the industry as a whole took in about $26 billion less in 2014 than it did a decade earlier. We’re used to,... Read More

Inside the Toronto Star’s $10 Million Niche Print Business

John Cruickshank, publisher of the Toronto Star, is the first to acknowledge that his strategy for the paper seems anachronistic. Cruickshank talked the New York Times Syndicate into providing him a semi-custom weekly collection of global news and book reviews so he could sell a ...

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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: “50/50.” News observers have parsed and poked at ...

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The newsonomics of selling cars.com — and $3B in “newspaper” money

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at the Harvard Nieman Journalism Lab Sometimes, you see the train wreck coming. Tony Ridder, the last CEO of Knight Ridder, saw the classifieds pileup ahead and would talk about it in our company meetings by the mid-’90s: the ...

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The Newsonomics of the Print Orphanage — Tribune’s and Time Inc.’s

  Related posts: The Tribune’s Detour The Tribune’s Metro Agony Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation     First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Talk about spin. Two of America’s once-iconic publishers are about to be spun. Spun off, ...

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