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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?
The troubled paper has a new (interim) publisher, whose experience is in the casino business. Is there a bigger plan at work, or is Aaron Kushner just lurching from idea to idea?
The Times found success with its first round of paywalls, disappointment with its second. Is it hitting a paid-content ceiling?
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.
If newspapers are going to have to survive on their own, the first numbers aren’t encouraging. In southern California, we could see big movement fast.
The company, including flagship papers in Los Angeles and Chicago, now stands on its own. Can it navigate the next stage of its life — potentially into a new owner?
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.
Plus: The Orange County Register’s decline, Vox and explainers, and the rest of the week’s news and commentary on journalism and the web.
Plus: New announcements from Apple, trouble at the Orange County Register, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news and commentary.
In less than two years of ownership, Aaron Kushner has changed strategies like changing lanes. A new round of cost cutting suggests the route to sustainability is still uncertain.