Financial Times finds new way to save newspapers

February 1, 2009

Maybe the real headline should be, “Financial Times finds old way to save newspapers.” It’s called the lawsuit. As reported by Cityfile:

Saving newspapers: The PR campaign

January 31, 2009

Brian Tierney doesn’t dispute that U.S. newspapers are in trouble; he just wants to know why they can’t tell the good side of the story. That led to this article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, the paper he owns along with a group of investors:

Walking around with the Financial Times

January 29, 2009

Having a copy of the Financial Times poking out of your valise is one way of telling the world that you are a sophisticated business type. Another way is to show people the new FT mobile service on your BlackBerry.

Domino dancing with Conde Nast

January 28, 2009

April Fool’s Day is still a few months away, giving magazine publisher Conde Nast some time to pull a few practice gags. The latest is its decision to kill Domino magazine — days after appointing a new chief to run it.

Hi, I’m Gregory Lee, banker for The New York Times

January 28, 2009

We’ve heard in recent days that The New York Times has gotten some interest in its stake in the Boston Red Sox, but it seems like whatever offers are being discussed, they must not be enough for the publisher.

CBS wants to talk about your money

January 28, 2009

The financial crisis might have sapped more than its share of 401(k)s, but it’s providing the news business with all sorts of programming ideas.

Ad market finds the upside of down

January 27, 2009

There have been plenty of doomsday forecasts about 2009 advertising spending, brought on by the financial crisis. Especially when online advertising, so long on the rise even as print ad revenue fell, started falling too.

Lee joins newspaper privation train

January 27, 2009

Lee Enterprises, publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and owner of a bunch of small U.S. daily newspapers, is learning the public relations benefits of making its executives do without.

New York Times, GateHouse blink on links

January 26, 2009

The New York Times and GateHouse Media arrived at a general understanding on Monday of how Web links work. That’s good timing because they were supposed to go to trial over it today. Here’s the brief back story, courtesy of The Associated Press:

Newspapers: These are a few of my favorite playthings

January 22, 2009

The story of rich billionaires buying troubled newspapers is one that has been told before, but never with headlines that practically nod and wink at you like this one from the Financial Times: