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This is a golden age of American protest. It’s time to stand up and fight the vulture owners hollowing out local news.
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.
West Coast news chaos, a new leader at WordPress, the decline of digital display — and is The Washington Post really profitable?
In western Massachusetts, the Berkshire Eagle is trying to recover from cost-cutting and rebuild its standing in the community. “We’re trying to do something that’s not been done, which is to bend the circulation curve backwards.”
Voices of Monterey Bay is amplifying less-heard voices (prisoners, the children of farm workers), building a community base of support, and publishing in both English and Spanish.
Southern California has gone from five significant daily newspaper companies three years ago to two today. And they’re both in trouble.
A step back to look at the news lessons of this summer.
Buy a company, milk the cash flow, sell off assets, shut it down: It can be a profitable formula. Is this the end game for some metro newspapers?
Since launching in July, The Salt Lake Tribune’s membership program has attracted about 600 paying customers.
If you’re lucky enough to have the right deep-pocketed owner buy your paper and steady it, you’ve won the lottery. If you’re in a town whose paper is owned by the better chains, or committed local ownership, your loss will probably be mitigated. Otherwise, you’re out of luck.