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Articles tagged Austin American-Statesman (8)

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The company — a giant bet on acquisition, consolidation, and cost-cutting — now owns more than 1 out of 10 American daily newspapers. What it plans to do with them remains unclear.
Does he really want to take on becoming the great consolidator of the American press, conquering once-mighty Gannett? Or will he exit the field — richer, but his ambitions humbled?
The duopoly, the FCC, and the hunger for scale — these three forces are roiling the news industry, from corporate conglomerates to your hometown daily.
It’s exploring how to get more people to care about local government, while trying to make enough money to build on the types of coverage that get residents interested and involved.
The Austin-based news nonprofit has success and a measure of stability with its business model, raising almost $27 million in its first five years. But now the Tribune has to figure out how it grows its audience outside the capitol.
Athletes and celebrities have been successful in making money endorsing products on Twitter, but for news organizations, big money remains elusive.
April 7, 2010
June 2, 2009