Trump Bump Grows Into Subscription Surge — and Not Just for the New York Times

Publishers are witnessing a baby digital subscription boom, and its parents are that odd couple of our times, Donald J. Trump and John W. Oliver. Their offspring pop not just from the womb of the New York Times (NYT) building at Eighth Avenue and West 40th Street in Manhattan but now from ...

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Newsonomics: Fake-News Fury Forces Google and Facebook To Change Policy

    Can the presidential election result be blamed on failed algorithms? Facebook had taken the brunt of that claim in the days of shock following Donald Trump’s election. Then, on Monday, Google stumbled into the fray, and by the end of the day, it’s own mini-outrage produced a ...

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Newsonomics: Will the Phone Companies ‘Own’ the Internet?

In 1982, the AT&T consent decree seemed like the last word. That’s when the Department of Justice used the nearly-century-old Sherman Antitrust Act to force the break-up of Ma Bell. No longer could one company – for a long-time considered key to the national interest, a next-gen Post Office ...

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Newsonomics: The New York Times’ Dean Baquet on Calling Out Lies, Embracing Video, and Building A More Digital Newsroom

How long is two years in editor years?   Leading any daily newspaper in this age is challenging, but leading The New York Times is an exercise unto itself. As the country’s and the world’s most influential newspaper, the Times requires a pace of chance that keeps up with the global ...

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Tronc Considers a Counter to Gannett’s 3rd-Sweetened Offer

It’s apparently no longer a question of whether to sell or not, but for how much. For four months, Tronc – the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing, parent of The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune among other similarly august titles in smaller markets – has steadfastly and ...

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Tronc Awards Potential Millions to Two Top Execs; CEO, CFO Could Get Last Tronc Laugh if Gannett Buys the Company

In a move of perhaps canny timing, two top Tronc executives are now enjoying enhanced pay packages – ones that will pay out millions of dollars should Tronc be sold to Gannett or another bidder. Further, the possibility of sale – still a quite live one this summer – could be on the table ...

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The Myths of Murdoch: Real, Unreal and Surreal

Please, don't tell me we're "all guilty," in the U.S., as well. We've heard a lot of citing of ABC's checkbook journalism controversy with the litany of crimes apparently committed by those calling themselves journalists. Treading on society's victims lives, paying off police for years and ...

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