Newsonomics: Softbank, Fortress, Trump – and The Real Story of Gatehouse’s Boundless Ambition

Sometimes when you connect the dots, you just get more dots. It looked like head-turning news: A Japanese company had taken control of one of America’s largest newspaper chains, New Media Investment Group, a.k.a. GateHouse Media. Tuesday’s headline: “Robotics and tech firm SoftBank Japan ...

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Sheldon Adelson Tightens Grip on Las Vegas Review-Journal

After a brief spell of normalcy seemed to return to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, all bets are now off. A new publisher has appeared overnight at the paper, a new editor will be installed as soon as Friday, and, sources tell me, stories involving new owner Sheldon Adelson are being reviewed, ...

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With Gatehouse Newspaper Chain on the Hot Seat, CEO Mike Reed Responds

Several mysteries tumbled out of Sheldon Adelson’s secret $140 million purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal in early December (“The new breed of newspaper mogul”). Some have been answered, and others hang in the air. One big one: seller Gatehouse Media’s own journalistic ethics. That’s a ...

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The New Breed of Newspaper Mogul? On Sheldon Adelson’s Purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal

The week-long mystery of the identity of the overpaying buyer of Nevada’s biggest and most influential newspaper is over. But questions about the impact of the sale – and what it could portend both for Nevada and national politics and for the news business – abound. On Thursday, first Fortune ...

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The Newsonomics of the Surprisingly Persistent Appeal of Newsprint

First published at Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab Tonnage. The word speaks to a different age of news media when ink, bought by barrel, and newsprint, bought by the ton, ruled. Newspapers — in print — still go out to some 40 million-plus Americans and as many as 1.4 billion worldwide. We ...

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The Newsonomics of the New Chattanooga (Events) Choo-Choo

Aim as much at non-advertisers as advertisers. The remodeler is like most local businesses: a non-advertiser. Taylor says the events business has exposed the paper to a large new set of businesses, a number of whom are now also buying ads as well as event sponsorships. That means new ”indirect ...

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