Newsonomics: Single-copy Newspaper Sales Are Collapsing, and It’s Largely a Self-Inflicted Wound

Have you bought a lonely single copy of a newspaper lately, from a newsstand or a newspaper box? Probably not. Neither are many other people. Single-copy newspaper sales — which not that long ago made up as much as 15 to 25 percent of sales — are obsolescent, dropping in double digits per year ...

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The Newsonomics of the Sun-Times National/Local Network Play

Coming, officially today, to your hometown: A templatized, national/local, ready-to-go network of 70 news sites and apps that aim to make use of all the au courant digital news business knowledge of the day. It’s called the Sun-Times Network, and it’s the latest attempt to try to do local news ...

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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 unorthodox pick of DFM to be its banker/broker as its six ...

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Newsonomics: The Futures of Gannett’s Newsrooms

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab Related post: What’s in a Name? Three Startups Talk About the Value of Newsroom Titles It’s easy to ridicule Gannett’s latest newsroom proclamations. The company recently set itself up for satire by announcing “newsrooms of the future” — ...

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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                           ... Read More

10 Takeaways from Gannett’s Blockbuster Announcements

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor Earlier, related posts: Split ‘Ems — & Then There Was Gannett                                                                                Good Gracia... Read More

Newsonomics: Split ‘Ems — & Then There Was Gannett

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor Companion post: Newsonomics: Tribune’s Latest Lease on Life   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab The Journal Communications/E.W. Scripps merger and split last week may have seemed like a bolt out of the blue, but it’s a ...

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Good Gracia Almighty; It’s What the Gannett CEO Didn’t Say That Matters

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab U.S. daily publishers stiffened their stomachs, knowing that print ad revenues would continue in 2014, after three years of more or less 8% annual declines. The first quarter was decent, a ...

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A Stormy Set of Revenue Numbers for The New York Times

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor   First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   On the call for The New York Times’ first quarter financials in April, executives cautioned that the bright Q1 results — up in overall revenue and in print and digital ad revenue — ...

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The Newsonomics of Murdoch, Time Warner, the $80B Offer and the New Quest for Big, Big, Big

Follow Newsonomics on Twitter @kdoctor First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab   Rupert Murdoch’s announced $80B pursuit of Time Warner this morning seemed like a bolt out of the blue to many. But the strong winds of consolidation make this kind of foray — and the others ...

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