Wall Street punished debt-heavy newspaper firms in 2010

Reflections of a Newsosaur

Alan Mutter says 2010 was "a decidedly mixed year" for publicly traded newspaper companies. Share prices last year soared as high as 51% for A.H. Belo -- it has zero long-term debt on its books -- while they plunged by an almost identical amount at GateHouse Media, which Mutter notes is staggering under $1.2 billion in debt.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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