Stories tagged with Newspapers

A newspaper food chain, from newsman to investment firm

By Muckety   |   September 4, 2013 at 12:57pm   |   0 Comments

Another newspaper deal announced Wednesday presents us with another opportunity to draw a “food chain” map.

Kochs won’t buy Tribune papers

By Muckety   |   August 23, 2013 at 5:30am   |   0 Comments

The Koch brothers have decided not to pursue acquisition of Tribune Company newspapers.

Rich guys and newspapers

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 6, 2013 at 6:42am   |   0 Comments

It used to be that newspaper barons got rich after they bought the papers.

New York Times sells the Boston Globe

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 3, 2013 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Red Sox owner John Henry has purchased the Boston Globe.

Haynes Johnson dies

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 24, 2013 at 12:54pm   |   0 Comments

Journalist Haynes Johnson died Friday at age 81, MSNBC reports.

Murdochs testify before Parliament

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 19, 2011 at 12:45pm   |   0 Comments

As his son began testifying Tuesday before a Parliamentary committee investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch interrupted.

News Corp.’s PR firm has also represented Chiquita

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 14, 2011 at 2:13pm   |   0 Comments

There’s some irony in the News Corp.’s hiring of Edelman to handle PR in the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

No more toga parties at Tribune Company

By A. James Memmott   |   October 20, 2010 at 8:01am   |   0 Comments

Randy Michaels and his management team changed the “work culture” at Tribune Company.

Thomas Frank leaves the Wall Street Journal

By A. James Memmott   |   August 13, 2010 at 6:01am   |   1 Comments

The Wall Street Journal has lost its strong liberal voice.

Sheldon Adelson gains influence through newspaper in Israel

By A. James Memmott   |   August 2, 2010 at 6:38am   |   0 Comments

Billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson’s venture into journalism would seem to be working, at least in drawing readers.

A columnist, a candidate and a dog

By A. James Memmott   |   February 21, 2010 at 9:54am   |   0 Comments

Gail Collins has found one of the best laugh lines in column-writing history, a gift that keeps on giving.

Can book publishers learn from newspaper experience?

By Muckety   |   December 29, 2009 at 8:14am   |   0 Comments

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The financially debilitating “information yearns to be free” ethic that has dominated the web since its inception has spread to e-books.

As the Washington Post recently noted, most of the bestsellers at Amazon’s Kindle store are free.

Although the list can change moment to moment, when we checked Tuesday morning, 75 of the top 100 titles were giveaways. The top price was $9.99.

The book industry is being transformed by digital distribution just as the newspaper industry has been. Let’s hope book publishers have been paying attention.

Not every ex-newspaper employee has trouble finding work

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 22, 2009 at 8:42am   |   0 Comments

Why do so many former execs of failed media organizations get seats on corporate boards?

Tribune creditors want Zell out

By Ric Bohy   |   August 16, 2009 at 9:46am   |   0 Comments

Tribune Company creditors – including investment banks that are owed $8.6 billion – are working on a reorganization that will shove Sam Zell out the door.

Sam Sifton has a face only a gourmet chef could love

By Ric Bohy   |   August 9, 2009 at 9:56am   |   0 Comments

Sam Sifton looks like a good guy. But as he gets ready to begin his new job as the hired gut of The New York Times, that’s caused a minor controversy.

Raymond Harbert, phantom investor in the Times saga

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 2, 2009 at 10:51am   |   0 Comments

Readers following the tribulations of The New York Times are likely to know the names of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu, a big shareholder in the company, and David Geffen, a big would-be shareholder.

Can Warren Hellman save the San Francisco Chronicle?

By Carol Eisenberg   |   May 12, 2009 at 11:04am   |   1 Comments

Billionaire financier F. Warren Hellman, who already underwrites an annual music festival and a free health clinic in San Francisco, has pledged to develop a new model for community journalism.

Ross G. Douthat follows in footsteps of William Kristol

By Carol Eisenberg   |   April 22, 2009 at 1:59pm   |   0 Comments

Like the man he replaced at the New York Times, Ross G. Douthat was a conservative voice in the wilderness during his undergraduate years at Harvard (’02).

Brill and partners want to help online publishing’s bottom line

By A. James Memmott   |   April 19, 2009 at 7:27am   |   0 Comments

Joined by two other media heavyweights, the man who created Court TV has launched a venture that could bring much-needed revenues to the embattled newspaper and magazine industry.

Eli Broad still mulls saving newspapers

By Carol Eisenberg   |   March 10, 2009 at 3:23pm   |   0 Comments

Is the billionaire philanthropist considering another run at the Los Angeles Times?

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