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Ken Doctor is a news industry analyst and the author of Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get (St. Martin’s Press). He also runs the book’s companion website, newsonomics.com. He is an analyst for the research firm Outsell and a regular consultant and speaker. He spent 21 years with Knight Ridder in a variety of roles, including as managing editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and as a vice president of Knight Ridder Digital.
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More than 200 newspapers are up for sale — as one group, in clusters, or one by one. Where they go could have a big impact on how the industry will look in the coming years.
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The Guardian is making its biggest bet on memberships and events by renovating a 30,000 square foot space to host live activities in the heart of London.
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Developing reliable technology for digital pay models is more important than ever. But how many newspapers will choose to buy — instead of build — their own paywall?
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A Canadian daily’s strategy for wringing profit out of print is one of the newspaper business’s best kept secrets.
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A new head-to-head competition between the Post and the Times is brewing as both papers look at expanding their audiences and revenue through digital networks and niche print products.
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“Things” editor, distribution editor, correspondent for progress — as newsrooms change, so do the ways they organize their human resources.
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America’s largest newspaper company says it’s building for the future. But it’s hurting its own value proposition in the process.
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If newspapers are going to have to survive on their own, the first numbers aren’t encouraging. In southern California, we could see big movement fast.
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It’s a fresh start for a new set of newspaper companies, built on financial engineering — but that start comes without the safety of a revenue cushion.
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The company, including flagship papers in Los Angeles and Chicago, now stands on its own. Can it navigate the next stage of its life — potentially into a new owner?
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