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“We could use Sunday print to boost us into the stratosphere, to get us into a stable orbit where we can launch other things.”
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Will America’s third-largest newspaper group sell as a single unit or a collection of smaller clusters? And what would lead someone to buy newspapers in 2014, anyway?
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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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Nonprofits are great, but a replicable, sustainable model for making money in local news online is the holy grail. In upstate New York, The Batavian is showing the way.
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“Even staunch free speech advocates recognize that these mugshot companies are, at the very least, distasteful. But, of course, the First Amendment does not allow the government to regulate content simply because it is distasteful.”
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It’s easy to focus on all the bad news about the news business. But there are some reasons for optimism poking through the clouds.
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As part of the 2006 report on transforming newspapers, seven media outlets took part in a program to test Newspaper Next’s methods. Only a few of the projects live on today.
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The 2006 report was supposed to be a wake-up call to an industry in turmoil. But its legacy is less than clear.
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