Wall Street Journal snags another hotel chain

December 9, 2010

DOWJONES-NEWSCORP/Under the ownership of Rupert Murdoch’s  News Corp, the Wall Street Journal has made no bones that the New York Times is enemy No.1. But that hit list doesn’t stop at the Gray Lady. From time to time, the Journal pivots to set USA Today in its crosshairs — and its latest actions mark a move in that direction.

New York Times introduces film club

November 22, 2010

Nothing else seems to have helped newspapers reflect the stronger economic recovery of the rest of media. Old films can’t hurt.

Top 10 newspaper websites in May

June 17, 2010

Keeping track of how many people visit websites is something that should have been hashed out long ago. Yet for years keeping tabs on such matters has produced results that can vary wildly for each site depending on who is doing the measuring.

WSJ to NYT: We meant to rip you off!

June 4, 2010

Season four of Mad Men can’t start soon enough. Till July 25, all we have is the ad-related brawl raging between The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. 

NYT Poised to Unleash Lawyers on WSJ

June 3, 2010

The New York Times vs. The Wall Street Journal is the newspaper war that just keeps on giving. The latest salvo fired, for those keeping track of such matters, comes from the New York Times and it involves a cease and desist order. 

Rats! The New York Edition

April 26, 2010

murdochThis morning New Yorkers finally got a glimpse of The Wall Street Journal’s New York edition, a standalone section that promise to offer an alternative to the coverage of Gotham. “A national newspaper with a New York heart,” was the way Les Hinton, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, described the new edition during a breakfast for advertisers and media this morning.

Dear newspapers: Happy holidays from John Janedis

December 23, 2009

New York TimesTake heed and rejoice, you hard-working newspaper elves. Someone on Wall Street thinks that some newspaper companies aren’t dancing quite as close to the abyss as conventional wisdom says.

Chicago news co-op launches, will feed New York Times

October 22, 2009

It’s a good thing when the journalists write press releases. Today’s launch of the Chicago News Cooperative is something that we can share with you pretty much by cutting and pasting the press release. Unlike the jargon-filled missives from many companies, this is easy to read.

Get ready to pay for Newsday

October 22, 2009

Newspapers often resemble a melting iceberg full of milling penguins when they talk about whether and how to make people pay for their news online. Newsday, the former Tribune-owned daily paper that serves New York’s Long Island, has left the iceberg. Here is the paper, in its own words:

Flu and Twitter mark Web 2.0

October 22, 2009

Twitter love was in full bloom at the Web 2.0 conference on Wednesday, with Microsoft and Google each announcing deals to partner with the microblogging service.