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How newspapers can surviveupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 12:29:00

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.

Argentina alleges newspapers worked with dictatorshipupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 21:03:00

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.

The web isn't killing newspapers, advertisers areupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 08:30:00

Newspaper companies are a dying breed, and one consistent scapegoat for their demise is the rise of blogs and online news sites.

New Zimbabwe newspapersupdated: Sat May 29 2010 00:48:00

Zimbabwean journalist Trevor Ncube explains to CNN's Becky Anderson what new newspapers in Zimbabwe would mean.

New newspapers to launch in Zimbabweupdated: Sat May 29 2010 00:48:00

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.

'Paid-for' London Times the future of online newspapers?updated: Wed May 26 2010 09:01:00

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.

No News Corp stories on Google?updated: Wed May 26 2010 09:01:00

Is Microsoft in talks with News Corp to remove its content from Google? Stephanie Elam has the story.

Leading UK newspapers to charge for Web contentupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 09:44:00

News International announced plans Friday to charge for access to The Times and The Sunday Times Web sites starting in June.

Fortune: 10 luminaries look ahead to the business of readingupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 11:27:00

1. Kurt Andersen, novelist and public radio host

Report: New York Times to charge online readersupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 11:09:00

The New York Times is reportedly getting ready to charge readers for access to the venerable newspaper's online content.

Microsoft and News Corp eye web pactupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 20:17:00

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.

CNNMoney: New York Times to cut 100 jobsupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 15:57:00

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.

A powerful publisherupdated: Mon Sep 21 2009 06:34:00

Trevor Ncube, a newspaper publisher in Zimbabwe & South Africa tells CNN's Robyn Curnow about his newspapers.

Newspaper vending boxes feel economy's slideupdated: Fri May 22 2009 22:52:00

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.

Commentary: News can outlast newspapersupdated: Mon May 11 2009 13:41:00

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.

Murdoch: Web sites to charge for contentupdated: Fri May 08 2009 07:36:00

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.

Boston Globe backs off threat to shut paper downupdated: Mon May 04 2009 13:13:00

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.

CNNMoney: Bankruptcy: No option for newspapersupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 10:53:00

It's hard to imagine any U.S. industry worse off than the automotive sector. That is, until one considers the newspaper business.

Why dirty up my hands with newsprint?updated: Fri Apr 24 2009 10:10:00

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.

Review: 'State of Play' may be last of its kindupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 08:43:00

These are not good times to be a newsprint journalist.

Movie Pass: 'State of Play'updated: Fri Apr 17 2009 08:43:00

Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams discuss their new drama.

Fortune: New York vs. Boston: Now it's personalupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 12:17:00

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.

Fortune: Newspapers: Can things get any worse?updated: Wed Apr 08 2009 13:54:00

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.

Newspapers fold as readers defect and economy soursupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 14:14:00

The Rocky Mountain News, gone. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, gone.

Seattle paper goes Web-onlyupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 14:06:00

Seattle Post-Intelligencer columnist Mike Lewis discusses the paper's uncertain future.

CNNMoney: Seattle P-I publishes last print editionupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 07:48:00

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the city's oldest daily newspaper, published its last print edition Tuesday, moving the paper's entire operation online.

CNNMoney: Seattle Post-Intelligencer halts print editionupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 14:13:00

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.

Detroit newspapers to end daily home deliveryupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 20:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Detroit newspapers end home deliveryupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 16:19:00

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.

Fortune: Read all about it...but not in your newspaperupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 12:38:00

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! Christian Science Monitor to End Daily Publicationupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 18:00:00

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 Launches Major Upgrade to Display Ad Systemupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 17:00:00

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 McClatchy Slashes 1,400 Jobsupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 14:00:00

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

Fortune: Extra! Extra! Running a newspaper is hardupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 13:31:00

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. Study: World Newspaper Circ Risingupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 17:00:00

Global newspaper circulation is rising, buoyed by demand in Asia and South America -- belying predictions of the demise of print journalism, officials said Monday

Fortune: Sam Zell's new mantra: Sell low!updated: Wed Apr 23 2008 15:50:00

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.

Abu Dhabi launches English language newspaperupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 12:21:00

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.

Fortune: Ink pot tossed in newspaper battleupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 09:08:00

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.

26 Chinese rescued from sinking vesselupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 00:09:00

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. LA Times Editor Fired Over Budgetupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 08:00:00

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

Fortune: Newspapers down but definitely not outupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 17:06:00

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.

CNNMoney: Don't bet on a 'paper' chaseupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 00:52:00

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.

Fortune: Can the Washington Post survive?updated: Thu Jul 26 2007 00:17:00

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 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.

CNNMoney: Google expands newspaper ad programupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 06:17:00

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. Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch Speaksupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 17:20:00

Why does he want the Wall Street Journal and what will he do if hegets it? Eric Pooley got the answers from Murdoch himself

Fortune: Dark horse in the Dow Jones fightupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 00:57:00

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.

CNNMoney: Local news big for private equityupdated: Wed May 09 2007 11:45:00

Northeastern Pennsylvania's media situation is like a miniature snapshot of the industry's national mosaic.

CNNMoney: Good news for newspaper stocks?updated: Mon Apr 16 2007 12:13:00

"Newspaper: a paper that is printed and distributed usually daily or weekly and that contains news, articles of opinion, features, and advertising."

Fortune: Sulzberger's revengeupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 09:07:00

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.

CNNMoney: Merger in troubled newsprint industryupdated: Mon Jan 29 2007 07:11:00

Two major newsprint suppliers announced a merger of equals early Monday as they try to respond to the troubles in the newspaper industry.

Fortune: A PR magnate struggles to revive a newspaperupdated: Mon Nov 13 2006 12:12:00

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...

CNNMoney: Tribune called on to sell L.A. Timesupdated: Mon Sep 18 2006 07:55:00

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.

CNNMoney: Extra! Extra! Tribune's a buy!updated: Wed Aug 30 2006 11:55:00

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?

CNNMoney: Media's mating ritualupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 11:07:00

Around and around the media merger merry-go-round goes. Where it stops, nobody knows.

Fortune: Why being publicly-held is bestupdated: Tue Jul 11 2006 11:57:00

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.

Fortune: Showdown in Chicagoupdated: Thu Jul 06 2006 18:22:00

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?

Fortune: Showdown in Chicagoupdated: Mon Jun 26 2006 10:04:00

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?

CNNMoney: All the Times that's fit to sellupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 11:51:00

The Gray Lady needs to get hitched soon, or else she might wind up an old maid.

Who reads the comics anymore?updated: Wed May 03 2006 13:48:00

You can't please everybody, but Frank Rizzo tries.

Fortune: Get Me Rewrite!updated: Mon Apr 17 2006 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Contrarian bet: Value investors nibble on newspapersupdated: Thu Apr 06 2006 11:59:00

NEW YORK ( - Old newspapers are often used for some rather unpleasant tasks.

CNNMoney: The Iron Chef stockupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 09:12:00

Bam! Allez Cuisine! EVOO.

Molly Ivins: Suicide by a thousand cutsupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 11:29:00

I don't so much mind that newspapers are dying -- it's watching them commit suicide that pisses me off.

CNNMoney: Strong jobs boost stock futuresupdated: Fri Mar 10 2006 05:44:00

Stock futures got a slight lift early Friday after the government said more jobs were created in February than expected.

Fortune: What Price Knight Ridder?updated: Wed Feb 22 2006 11:08:00

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-...

CNNMoney: Newspapers: Dead trees don't equal dead moneyupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 12:05:00

NEW YORK ( - The obituary has been written. The old-school publishing business is dead. At least, that's what Wall Street thinks.

CNNMoney: A Monster deal for Google?updated: Thu Jan 05 2006 12:08:00

NEW YORK ( - Should Google start looking for a Monster under its corporate bed?

CNNMoney: Is the romance gone from newspapers?updated: Fri Dec 09 2005 16:58:00

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.

CNNMoney: Investors unsubscribing to old mediaupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 16:44:00

Expect a somber mood Wednesday at the UBS Global Media Conference in New York City: It is newspaper day.

Fortune: SHREWD INVESTORS, CAUGHT IN THE MUCKupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 00:01:00

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...

'Berliner' format Guardian debutsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2005 08:58:00

The Guardian newspaper published its first full-color, trimmed-down edition Monday, the third British broadsheet to switch to a smaller format.

CNNMoney: Paper profitsupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 11:39:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Newspaper stocks have been lousy investments!

Fortune: Black & Blue Shareholders are beating up Hollinger CEO Conrad Black over his huge, tricky pay packagupdated: Mon Oct 13 2003 00:01:00

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...

Business 2.0: Who Needs a Pretty Website Anyway? Knight Ridder Digital CEO Hilary Schneider inherited a business that critics hate and bean coupdated: Fri Nov 01 2002 00:01:00

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...

FSB: The Paper Chaseupdated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Deadline U.S.A. USA Today dubs itself the nation's newspaper. But the Journal and the Times want that title too.updated: Mon Jul 08 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Tony Ridder Just Can't Win Journalists hate that he's cutting costs. Wall Street thinks he's coddling journalists. updated: Mon Dec 24 2001 00:01:00

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 ...

Money Magazine: Read All About It Newspapers' growth has slowed, but it's still steady.updated: Thu Jun 01 2000 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Publish Or Perish? Newspapers are flush with profits today, but as readership declines and classifieds go online, updated: Mon Jan 10 2000 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: 22. Gannett: Getting An Early Start If you're a talented teen interested in journalism, they'll find you and groom you.updated: Mon Aug 03 1998 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Papers Lose Tweedy 'Tude, Find Black Ink THE TRIUMPH OF OLD MEDIA, PT. 1updated: Mon Jun 08 1998 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Microsoft: Is Your Company Its Next Meal? Now even the giants of the FORTUNE 500 have reason to fear: To maintain its historic gupdated: Mon Apr 27 1998 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Information, Please Now you can choose your news.updated: Mon Dec 01 1997 00:01:00

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?

Money Magazine: SHOPPING FOR STOCK BARGAINS? GRAB SOME LIGHT BLUE CHIPSupdated: Sat Nov 01 1997 00:01:00




Fortune: DOES GANNETT PAY TOO MUCH? The newspaper company helped light the fuse that sent prices for media properties rocketing. But its updated: Mon Sep 15 1986 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: The paper chaseupdated: Mon Mar 04 1985 00:01:00

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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