Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Google announces a $300M ‘Google News Initiative’ (though this isn’t about giving out grants directly to newsrooms, like it does in Europe)
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Articles tagged Tronc (25)

Three possibilities: Tronc merges with Gannett, Ferro tries to take the company private, or — maybe — Tronc begins to act more like a normal company.
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?
West Coast news chaos, a new leader at WordPress, the decline of digital display — and is The Washington Post really profitable?
Tronc is getting a big premium for its flagship asset, and the Times is getting a return to private, local ownership. But a lot of questions remain about where Patrick Soon-Shiong will take his new prize.
“The amount of effort we’d have to invest into doing these things is completely outweighed by effort it would take for us to just do it with Arc.”
Plus: PRX expands, WNYC shuffles, NPR stagnates, Dirty John adapts, Macmillan strategizes, and Gimlet parties.
As Tronc dispatches yet another leadership team, attention returns to bigger questions about the company’s strategies. Can new editor Jim Kirk soothe the riled-up newsroom?
And why is the Tronc newspaper treating its own newsroom as a group not to be trusted?