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Articles by Ken Doctor

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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For years, the corporate talk was all about synergy — local newspapers and local TV stations as part of the same media companies. Now the battles will be fought as standalone entities.
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Is the rise of reader revenue stopping not long after it started?
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The new app from NPR promises to learn from what you like and serve up a never-ending buffet of news and content. What’ll be the impact on local stations?
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When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level?
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Rupert Murdoch wants to add Time Warner to his stable of media properties. Seemingly everyone’s looking for an acquisition. What is it about this moment that is pushing everyone to get bigger?
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“It’s not the hive that’s at issue here. It’s the big, monopolistic beekeepers who should give us pause.”
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The paper’s cut back on print and bet on digital. What sort of a news operation will Mark Katches be taking over?
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In the Netherlands and in Germany, two closely watched startups have gone to readers to pay the bills. What lessons from there can be applied elsewhere?
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The future is digital, of course — but in the present, the revenues generated by print are absolutely critical to supporting local newsrooms. So it makes sense to pay attention to print strategy.
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