from Breakingviews:

German press crunch time could imperil democracy

November 22, 2012

By Olaf Storbeck

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

FT sale would defy today’s financial times

October 4, 2012

By Jeffrey Goldfarb
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Scardino exit reignites FT sale speculation

By Hugo Dixon
October 3, 2012

By Hugo Dixon

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MediaFile:

Tech wrap: Is the DoJ right to oppose the AT&T, T-Mobile deal?

August 31, 2011

The Justice Department sued to block AT&T's $39 billion deal to buy T-Mobile USA because eliminating T-Mobile as a competitor would be disastrous for consumers and would raise prices, particularly because the smaller provider offers low prices, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit is a serious attempt to halt a "fundamentally flawed" deal, not a tactic to wring out-sized concessions from AT&T, a source familiar with the lawsuit said.

from MediaFile:

A new-found app-etite for the web

July 27, 2011
A funny thing happened on the way to the Apple Store ... Apps were supposed to be the salvation for publishers when the iPad morphed from unicorn status to the real thing last April. Plenty of publishers -- newspapers, magazines and books -- have built apps. Apple's newest rules on subscriptions are placating many more.

But there is already a bit of a backlash, and a new awareness that the world wide (open) web may compare favorably to the walled gardens available on the iPad and other tablets.

from MediaFile:

FT hearts tablets so much, it’s spreading the joy among staff

November 18, 2010

SINGAPORE/It's not hard to see why newspaper companies, saddled with plunging circulation and big iron presses , are so ecstatic over tablet devices. They bring a form of hope that hasn't crossed this industry's path since newspapers dominated classified advertising in the 1980s and 1990s making them fat with revenue and profits. Tablet computers, like Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, just might spark renewed interest in wilted newspapers among consumers and help ease the legacy costs of paper and ink.

from The Great Debate UK:

Resilience in the luxury market amid downturn

By Ben Hughes
March 18, 2010

Ben Hughes- Ben Hughes is deputy CEO and global commercial director at the Financial Times. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from MediaFile:

New York Times: Honest work means honest pay

January 20, 2010

Some people hate The New York Times and some people love The New York Times -- but everybody wants to read The New York Times for free. That will largely end in 2011. You probably read that today on the Internet, and you probably read it for free.

from MediaFile:

Rupert Murdoch, the smartest man in newspapers?

November 24, 2009

I wrote an analysis on Monday about the possibility that News Corp might take its news search results away from Google and list them on Microsoft's Bing search engine instead. My conclusion: This one isn't such a hot idea. Then I read John Gapper's Financial Times item about how it *could* be a hot idea.