If you want a snapshot of the challenges facing newspapers, you should have been with me at the exhibition area at the SXSW Interactive gathering in Austin, Texas, a few days ago.
An Argentine government report released Tuesday alleges that two of the country's largest newspapers, Clarin and La Nacion, resorted to human rights violations against the owners of a paper company in what was an illegal appropriation of its shares.
Newspaper companies are a dying breed, and one consistent scapegoat for their demise is the rise of blogs and online news sites.
Zimbabwean journalist Trevor Ncube explains to CNN's Becky Anderson what new newspapers in Zimbabwe would mean.
Free speech activists in Zimbabwe are celebrating a breakthrough for press freedom with the unity government's decision to award licenses to four new daily newspapers.
Rupert Murdoch's venerable Times and Sunday Times newspapers launched their new-look Web sites Wednesday, as they prepare to start charging users for their content -- a move which could determine the future course of the ailing newspaper industry.
Is Microsoft in talks with News Corp to remove its content from Google? Stephanie Elam has the story.
News International announced plans Friday to charge for access to The Times and The Sunday Times Web sites starting in June.
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The New York Times is reportedly getting ready to charge readers for access to the venerable newspaper's online content.
Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company's being paid to "de-index" its news websites from Google, setting the scene for a search engine battle that could offer a ray of light to the newspaper industry.
The New York Times on Monday announced plans to cut 100 jobs from its newsroom, about 8% of its news staff, by the end of the year.
Trevor Ncube, a newspaper publisher in Zimbabwe & South Africa tells CNN's Robyn Curnow about his newspapers.
This classic chant of "Extra! Extra! Read all about it!" -- barked out by battalions of newsboys hawking newspapers -- died decades ago, a casualty of home delivery, mass distribution and the advent of coin-operated newspaper machines.
Last week, Sen. John Kerry convened a discussion of the troubled state of journalism in America by way of a hearing by the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch expects News Corporation-owned newspaper Web sites to start charging users for access within a year in a move which analysts say could radically shake-up the culture of freely available content.
The Boston Globe will not take immediate action to shut down the newspaper after reaching agreements with six of its employees' seven unions, it said Monday.
It's hard to imagine any U.S. industry worse off than the automotive sector. That is, until one considers the newspaper business.
For grins, next time you're in the mood for a movie, go rent "The Paper" with Michael Keaton and Glenn Close. Released in 1994, it involves a day in the life of a New York City tabloid newspaper.
These are not good times to be a newsprint journalist.
Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams discuss their new drama.
One of the saddest ironies about the possible demise of the Boston Globe is that most of us in Boston got the news when we woke up last Saturday morning and read about it in the Globe. "Times Co. threatens to shut Globe, seeks $20m in cuts from unions," was the front-page headline.
As one might expect, the gathering of the Newspaper Association of America annual convention was a somber and lightly attended affair, relatively speaking. Highlights, if you could call them that, included bold talk of reinvention and threats from the Associated Press to clamp down on online pilfering of its content.
The Rocky Mountain News, gone. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, gone.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Mike Lewis discusses the paper's uncertain future.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the city's oldest daily newspaper, published its last print edition Tuesday, moving the paper's entire operation online.
The Hearst Corp. announced Monday it will publish its last print edition of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Tuesday and shift the operation of Seattle's oldest business wholly to the Internet.
The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News will become the first major metropolitan newspapers in the U.S. to end daily home delivery, the papers announced Tuesday.
The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News will become the first major metropolitan newspapers in the United States to end daily home delivery, the papers announced Tuesday.
We're a few days before an historic election set in a time of economic crisis that has implications from Kansas to Kabul. What a great time for newspapers!
The Christian Science Monitor said Tuesday it will become the first national newspaper to drop its daily print edition and focus on publishing online, succumbing to the financial pressure squeezing its industry harder than ever
Yahoo Inc. launched a much-anticipated upgrade to its online advertising system Wednesday as it tries to bring to graphical display ads some of the innovations that powered Google Inc.'s rapid rise in search marketing
Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. is slashing 1,400 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force, as part of an accelerating drive to cut costs as advertising revenues dwindle, the company announced Monday
Brian Tierney was pretty cocky when he and a group of investors bought the Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister, the tabloid Daily News, for $515 million two years ago. The former public relations magnate vowed to boost circulation and revenue at the papers.
Global newspaper circulation is rising, buoyed by demand in Asia and South America -- belying predictions of the demise of print journalism, officials said Monday
Nobody's timing was better at the top of the last boom than Sam Zell. Just before the credit markets collapsed, he sold his real estate empire for $36 billion. Now Zell is trying to sell newspapers, and his timing couldn't be worse.
On Wednesday, at the glittering Emirates Palace hotel, in front of a who's who of the United Arab Emirates, the front page of the world's newest daily broadsheet was unveiled.
Back in January, New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. got a letter from two little-known hedge funds. The funds informed him that they'd bought a large chuck of Times stock. Now they were embarking on a campaign to elect four of their own nominees to the company's board.
Emergency crews have rescued 26 Chinese crew members whose boat began taking on water off the northern Philippines Sunday night, the state-run Chinese news agency reported.
The Los Angeles Times fired its top editor after he rejected a management order to cut $4 million from the newsroom budget, 14 months after his predecessor was also ousted
Last week could hardly have been grimmer for the newspaper industry. First off, Gannett and McClatchy - the two biggest newspapers publishers in the U.S., respectively - reported diminished revenues and profits. Meanwhile, following the lead of Belo, publisher of the Dallas Morning News, Scripps announced it was splitting its growing television and interactive businesses off from the company's newspaper business so that investors could get excited about the company's slumping stock price.
News Corp.'s acquisition of Dow Jones is the latest in a flurry of newspaper deals that have taken place over the past few years.
Barry Svrluga, a 36-year-old baseball writer for The Washington Post, was on his way to the barber when an e-mail pinged his BlackBerry telling him that the Washington Nationals had sent two struggling pitchers to the minor leagues. Svrluga detoured to Starbucks, wrote a 572-word commentary on his laptop and posted it to his blog, Nationals Journal at washingtonpost.com. After his haircut he swung by the Post's newsroom to do a live question-and-answer session online with fans. That night, after filing a story for the newspaper, which he calls the "$0.35 edition" in his blog, Svrluga recorded a ten-minute podcast for the Web site, with sound bites from team officials and players.
Google Inc. said it is expanding its Print Ads program to allow online advertisers nationwide to place print advertisements in 225 newspapers, serving half of U.S. newspaper readers.
Why does he want the Wall Street Journal and what will he do if hegets it? Eric Pooley got the answers from Murdoch himself
Rupert Murdoch's dealmaking has a tendency to upend the media apple cart, setting off a chain reaction of behind-the-scenes chess moves. In some cases, titans even lose their jobs - as Viacom Chief Executive Officer Tom Freston did after Murdoch cinched a deal to buy MySpace.
Northeastern Pennsylvania's media situation is like a miniature snapshot of the industry's national mosaic.
"Newspaper: a paper that is printed and distributed usually daily or weekly and that contains news, articles of opinion, features, and advertising."
Arthur Sulzberger Jr. survived the Jayson Blair scandal and Judith Miller's jailing, but as proxy season beckons, the publisher and chairman of The New York Times faces a new challenge. This one is from Hassan Elmasry, a London- based managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management who has been trying to incite a shareholder revolt against Sulzberger.
Two major newsprint suppliers announced a merger of equals early Monday as they try to respond to the troubles in the newspaper industry.
It's been a rough five months for Brian Tierney, CEO of the private company that bought the Philadelphia Inquirer in June. His employees are up in arms. Ad revenues are evaporating fast. And if tha...
Tribune Co. is under increasing pressure to sell its largest paper, the Los Angeles Times, according to published reports, just as the company is close to working out a truce with the Chandler family, the former owner of the paper and one of the company's largest shareholder.
Ever watch Sesame Street and see the game they play where they show three things that are similar and one thing that is different from the group?
Around and around the media merger merry-go-round goes. Where it stops, nobody knows.
Now that Wendy McCaw has driven away most of the editors from the newspaper she owns, the Santa Barbara News-Press, a lot of people in journalism are beginning to question what had become accepted wisdom in the past year or so - that independent, local ownership is the salvation of the ailing newspaper industry.
Did you ever get good advice from a sworn enemy from a sworn enemy? Did you grit your teeth and take it, or could you just not bear to give him the satisfaction?
Did you ever get good advice from a sworn enemy? Did you grit your teeth and take it, or could you just not bear to give him the satisfaction?
The Gray Lady needs to get hitched soon, or else she might wind up an old maid.
You can't please everybody, but Frank Rizzo tries.
GARY PRUITT isn't your typical newspaper company CEO. The 48-year-old boss of McClatchy Co. doesn't golf. He's a surfer with a passion for the Clash and Green Day. He's also unconventional in anoth...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Old newspapers are often used for some rather unpleasant tasks.
Bam! Allez Cuisine! EVOO.
I don't so much mind that newspapers are dying -- it's watching them commit suicide that pisses me off.
Stock futures got a slight lift early Friday after the government said more jobs were created in February than expected.
In November a group of powerful Knight Ridder shareholders made a dramatic announcement. Unhappy with the performance of the company's stock, they demanded that the publisher of the Pulitzer Prize-...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - The obituary has been written. The old-school publishing business is dead. At least, that's what Wall Street thinks.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Should Google start looking for a Monster under its corporate bed?
What is it about the media business that reduces otherwise gimlet-eyed journalists to hopelessly romantic idealists? Reporters who don't think twice when Hewlett-Packard tosses another 15,000 employees over the side began writing letters to Poynter's Romenesko blog debating the very idea of shareholder value once the Knight Ridder newspaper chain was forced onto the block.
Expect a somber mood Wednesday at the UBS Global Media Conference in New York City: It is newspaper day.
ON NOV. 1, MONEY MANAGER BRUCE Sherman wrote a scathing letter to the directors of newspaper publisher Knight Ridder, demanding that the board "aggressively pursue the competitive sale of the compa...
The Guardian newspaper published its first full-color, trimmed-down edition Monday, the third British broadsheet to switch to a smaller format.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Newspaper stocks have been lousy investments!
Conrad Black, CEO of the newspaper conglomerate Hollinger International, was fashionably late for his company's annual meeting last May 22. By the time he arrived, the Metropolitan Club in New York...
Along with the perks of the job Hilary Schneider accepted in April came one rather dubious distinction. As president and CEO of Knight Ridder Digital, the Internet unit of the second-largest newspa...
Al Neuharth's first eureka moment coincided with his birth--in Eureka, S.D., in 1924--and he's had newsprint in his blood from the beginning. As a boy he delivered copies of the local Alpena Journa...
Every spring, a few weeks before the Kentucky Derby, the newspaper industry stages its own high-stakes run for the roses: the Pulitzer Prizes. Though the mudslinging in this 85-year-old competition...
During his ten months at the Akron Beacon Journal, county government reporter Mark Schlueb didn't get to do the kind of writing that generally gets picked up by the national media. That changed on ...
Newspapers seem forever on the ropes. First attacked by radio, then TV, the stodgy old industry has been fighting off death for decades. Now, thanks to the Internet, newspaper publishers are back o...
Some time ago, Mark Willes, the 58-year-old CEO of Times Mirror Corp., was ushered into the tenth-floor conference room at the New York Times, where the newspaper's editorial board welcomes heads o...
This year's college graduates could not have arrived on the job market at a better time. The competition to hire was as fierce as it's ever been, and minorities were especially in demand. On most c...
Newspapers should have been dead by now. They lost nearly 5.5 million subscribers between 1986 and 1996, and pundits declared the end was near. Young people didn't read, they said. The Net would re...
There are a few things you can say with confidence about the CEO of a typical big American company--he's rich, white, and Republican, for instance. Now you can add another: Increasingly, he's afrai...
Among the more dramatic changes wrought by the French Revolution, the modern restaurant ranks high on the list of things that set our own society apart from that of the 18th century.
With a new Sulzberger at the helm, the New York Times Co. is looking to answer the question it has long posed to Wall Street: Can a great newspaper be a good investment?
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IF YOU THINK inflation has been licked, try telling people in the communications business. Prices paid for publishing and broadcasting properties have skyrocketed over the past five years. In 1981 ...
The Des Moines Register and Tribune Co. agreed to sell four newspapers, including the Des Moines Register, one of the nation's most respected dailies, for $200 million to Gannett Co., the U.S.'s mo...
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