Newsonomics: Seven Big Questions As Meredith Digests Its Time Inc Buy

Des Moines takes Manhattan? The pride of Iowa publishing, Meredith Corp,, looks like it has finally put Time Inc. out of its 20-year print-to-digital agony. On Sunday, Nov. 26, as expected, Meredith agreed to buy Time. While this has been a deal long expected to find a way toward completion, ...

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The Newsonomics of Time Inc.’s Anxious Spin

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab As it enters new life as a new company, Time Inc. seems to have become a piñata for media watchers. The more iconic they are, it seems, the more they’re fair game, for everything from ...

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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 influence. It marked and followed an explanatory ...

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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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The Newsonomics of Forbes’ Real Performance and Price Potential

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   The bidding for Forbes is now moving into round two, with a sale expected within a month. A surprising set of largely non-U.S. buyers is flipping through the pages of a memorandum prepared by Deutsche Bank, which Forbes has tasked ...

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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 — are new non-newsies thrusting themselves into the ...

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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 seen so many announcements, shuffles, offers to ...

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The Newsonomics of the Quartz Business Launch

This is the biggest unanswered question about Quartz, until we actually read it. Is this the same business news others have, but differently covered, written, or presented? Or is business news that others aren’t offering? ... It’s the content, silly, that will make or break a news product. The ...

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The Newsonomics of Next Issue’s New All-You-Can-Eat Magazine Newsstand

In the hurly-burly of digital content innovation and monetization, it’s hard to figure out what things are, so we try to find apt comparisons. With the new Next Issue digital newsstand, let’s think Netflix or Pandora or Spotify as the closest cousins. Next Issue, the offspring of five ...

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Bloomberg’s Next Push: Consumer, Advertising and Global

If you’ve seen a bit of Bloomberg TV or heard Bloomberg Radio or been in front of one of its terminals, you may have recently wondered: Why isn’t it doing more with what it has? Its reporters are some of the fastest moving on the web, and know data better than most covering the ...

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