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Articles tagged consolidation (12)

Plus: Debating SI’s LeBron James scoop, a warning for the newspaper industry, and the rest of the week’s media and journalism must-reads.
Rupert Murdoch wants to add Time Warner to his stable of media properties. Seemingly everyone’s looking for an acquisition. What is it about this moment that is pushing everyone to get bigger?
Todd Mundt
His worry for local stations: Without jumping on digital opportunities, someday soon they “will be revealed as rather pedestrian repeaters of national content.”
Instead of a wave of consolidation, the former newspaper publisher argues, JRC’s bankruptcy could be a way for the newspaper industry’s biggest outside investor to continue to exit it. Martin Langeveld
With a bonus bold prediction for 2012: Gene Weingarten will write a disapproving column about the changing news business that is funny but dead wrong. Steve Buttry
Keeping Martin Honest: the 2012 edition. Martin Langeveld
Plus: WikiLeaks comes under fire for its document dump, Yahoo’s CEO is out, and other required reading from this week.
East and West Coast companies link up: Is this the beginning of a hedge-fund-driven set of mergers in the troubled newspaper business? Joshua Benton