from Breakingviews:

Newspaper deal would solve Tribune’s woes

April 25, 2016

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

from Breakingviews:

Casino mogul secretly bought the wrong newspaper

By Rob Cox
December 17, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Financial logic in $1.3 bln FT buy is paper thin

July 23, 2015

By Jennifer Saba

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

from Breakingviews:

Pearson sale of FT could stick this time

July 20, 2015

By Jennifer Saba

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

from Jack Shafer:

Ben Bradlee, the last giant standing

October 22, 2014

Ben Bradlee, a former Washington Post executive editor discusses about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda

One of the great payoffs of having lived a long life arrives on the day the newspapers publish your obituary. By out-lasting your competitors and foes, the storyline naturally bends your way. Time blurs precise recollection in favor of generous feelings, which we tend to bestow upon most famous survivors, no matter what sort of lives they lived.

from Breakingviews:

Gannett split puts digital on wrong side of divide

August 5, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

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

from Breakingviews:

Gannett carve-up is just a matter of Time

June 5, 2014

By Jeffrey Goldfarb

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

from Jack Shafer:

The new Medicis funding journalism

February 12, 2014

 

Neil Barsky, a former Wall Street money manager, became the latest Medici of journalism this week when he hired Bill Keller, former executive editor of the New York Times, to head his new non-profit journalism enterprise, the Marshall Project.

from Jack Shafer:

Buzz off, Waxman — Congress can’t tell a newspaper how to do business

January 8, 2014

Oh to be a fly on the wall Jan. 15, when Tribune Co. executives meet with the staff of Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., in a command performance to explain the media conglomerate's plans to spin off its newspapers -- which include the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and the Baltimore Sun -- into a separate company named Tribune Publishing.

from Jack Shafer:

News never made money, and is unlikely to

August 15, 2013

Sometime in the mid-1990s, the Web began to peel from the daily American newspaper bundle its most commercial elements, essentially the editorial sections against which advertisements could be reliably sold. Coverage of sports, business and market news, entertainment and culture, gossip, shopping, and travel still ran in daily newspapers, but the audience steadily shifted to Web sources for this sort of news. Broadcasters had dented newspaper hegemony decades ago, absconding with breaking news and weather coverage, and inventing new audience pleasers, such as traffic reports and talk. But it was the Web that completed the disintegration of the newspaper bundle that dominated the news media market for more than a century. In addition to pinching the most commercial coverage from newspapers, the Web has also made off with the institution's lucrative classified ads market, simultaneously reducing its status as the premier venue for content and advertising.