May 25, 2009

Links tracking the transformation of the news business and economy

Archived Stories:

Like WSJ Europe, some US papers rely on deeply-discounted circulation
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Oct. 14, 2011

What’s next for Gannett after CEO resigns, MomsLikeMe shuttered on same day
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Oct. 10, 2011

AP, newspapers to redeem their share of coupon business with mobile app iCircular, starting today
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Sep. 19, 2011

Small-town weeklies succeed with ‘holy trinity’ formula
Jim Romenesko, Poynter, Sep. 13, 2011

News Trends Tilt Toward Niche Sites
David Carr, New York Times, Sep. 11, 2011

Media companies have three ways to innovate, each with its own barriers
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Sep. 8, 2011

Pruitt: ‘Feels like the 19th’ inning for McClatchy as it reports disappointing revenues again
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jul. 28, 2011

The newsonomics of U.S. media concentration
Ken Doctor, Nieman Journalism Lab, Jul. 21, 2011

Under Murdoch’s ownership, business improves at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jul. 21, 2011

News Corp. business troubles extend beyond newspapers, withdrawn BSkyB bid
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jul. 13, 2011

Why shutting down News of the World was a good business decision
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jul. 8, 2011

3 ways things went wrong for newspaper companies in the first half of 2011
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jul. 5, 2011

Gannett layoffs are a leading indicator of a permanently shrinking newspaper business
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jun. 22, 2011

Three Newspapers That Hit Rock Bottom And Bounced Back
Gretchen A. Peck, Editor & Publisher, Jun. 14, 2011

Coming soon: A new size and shape for some American newspapers
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jun. 7, 2011

Why a Boston Globe sale is improbable (but not impossible)
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, May 26, 2011

The New York Times finds 850 new ways to sell print subscriptions
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, May 18, 2011

Three takeaways from Columbia’s Business of Digital Journalism study: Audience, advertising, aggregation
Bill Mitchell, NewsPay, May 10, 2011

The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
By Bill Grueskin, Ava Seave, and Lucas Graves, CJR, May 10, 2011

The 5 must-knows about how readers navigate news online, drawn from new Pew study
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, May 9, 2011

ASNE newsroom census total reflects decline in traditional journalism jobs, growth in online
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, May 5, 2011

Today’s circulation numbers bring new baseline for measuring newspaper growth or decline
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, May 3, 2011

Infographic: How Print Vs. Online News Consumption Compares
Amanda Natividad, paidContent, Apr. 28, 2011

First quarter reports show new year brings new earnings slump for newspapers
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Apr. 26, 2011

Newspaper Turnaround Stories
Ryan Chittum, The Audit, CJR, Apr. 18, 2011

Ranking of newspapers’ market penetration indicates
the market matters as well as the content

Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Mar. 31, 2011

For newspaper stocks, 2010 was a sideways year
Rick Edmonds, Biz Blog, Jan. 3, 2011

2010: hardly any closures compared to 2009
Piet Bakker, Newspaper Innovation, Aug. 23, 2010

Reynolds Business journalism study displays optimism not found in anecdotal reports
Tim McGuire, McGuire on Media, Jun. 22, 2010

The Economist weighs in on industry’s fate
Colin Heilbut, Editors Weblog, Jun. 14, 2010

Make no mistake: Newspapers are still in trouble
Alan D. Mutter, Reflections of a Newsosaur, Jun. 15, 2010

News Leaders and the Future (Pew Survey)
Project for Excellence in Journalism, Apr. 12, 2010

Who Will Buy Newsweek? Three Likely Possibilities
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, May 5, 2010

Who’s Paying Whom in Philly Papers Deal, A Tally of the Figures
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Apr. 29, 2010

What’s Next After Goliath Beats David in Philly Newspapers Fight
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Apr. 28, 2010
(Related: Timeline of Philadelphia Newspaper Business Developments
Julie Moos, Poynter, Originally posted Apr. 28, 2010)

Latest Newspaper Circulation Numbers Less Bad, But Still Bad
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Apr. 26, 2010

Gene Roberts: Newsrooms Must Tell Their Own Cutback Stories for Democracy’s Sake
Bill Mitchell, NewsPay, Apr. 9, 2010

NAA, ASNE Downsize, Prepare for Next Week’s Conventions
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Apr. 7, 2010

Transforming Journalism: The State of the News Media 2010
Pew Research Center Publications, Mar. 29, 2010

It’s Official: 2009 Was Worst Year for the Newspaper Business in Decades
Rickard Perez-Pena, New York Times, Mar. 24, 2010
(Related: NAA Advertising Expenditures Research)

Papers exiting bankruptcy dump 75% of debt
Alan Mutter, Reflections of a Newsosaur, Mar. 23, 2010

Earnings season: Newspapers finish 14th straight
revenue-losing quarter; some intel from Wall Street filings

Martin Langeveld, Nieman Journalism Lab, Feb. 11, 2010

‘State of News Media’ Signals Insubstantial Newspaper Requires Reinvestment as Revenue Returns
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Mar. 15, 2010

‘State of News Media’ Documents Decline, Spots 6 Trends for Reinvention
Bill Mitchell, NewsPay, Poynter, Mar. 15, 2010

State of the Media, By the Numbers
Seven notable stats from the Pew State of the Media report
Alexandra Fenwick, CJR, Mar. 15, 2010

Newspaper Earnings Are Better, But View Them With Caution
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Feb. 24, 2010

Classified Ad Revenue Down 70 Percent in 10 Years, With One Bright Spot
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Feb. 1, 2010

Media News, Bankruptcy and the Fog of Media War
Ken Doctor, Content Bridges, Jan. 18, 2010

Newspaper Stock Prices End the Year Up, By A Lot
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Jan. 4, 2009

Presses stopped forever at 140+ papers in 2009
Alan Mutter, Reflections of a Newsosaur, Dec. 21, 2009

Newspaper Execs Tell Investors There are Better Days Ahead in 2010
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Dec. 9, 2009

How Are Newspapers Reporting on Newspaper Circulation?
The AWL, Oct. 27, 2009

Circulation Declines Driven by Cost-Cutting, Price Hikes, Voluntary Pullbacks
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Oct. 26, 2009

Shrinking Newspapers Have Created $1.6 Billion News Deficit
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Oct. 12, 2009

Another Dismal Circulation Report Is on the Way
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Oct. 5, 2009

A Peek at the Private Equity Playbook for Running Newspapers
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Sep. 16, 2009

Newspaper Industry Ad Revenue at 1965 Levels)
Ryan Chittum, CJR, Aug. 19, 2009
(See also: The Chasm Between the Value of Print and Web Readers)

Why Newsroom Layoffs Continue Despite Business Improvements
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Aug. 17, 2009

Latest New York Times Co. Earnings a Mixed Bag
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Jul. 23, 2009

One Investment Firm Plays Role in 3 Biggest Newspaper Bankruptcies
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Jul. 9, 2009

Why the Bank May Soon Be Your New Newsroom Boss
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Jul. 1, 2009

Newspapers’ Post-Recession Bounceback is a Definite Maybe
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, May 27, 2008

Bankruptcy — For Newspapers, The End or The Beginning?
Mark Fitzgerald and Jennifer Saba, Editor & Publisher, May 19, 2009

Investment Gurus Render a Split Verdict on Newspapers
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, May 15, 2008

Want to Make a Killing on Wall Street? Buy Newspaper Stocks
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, May 11, 2008

April Showers: A One-Two-Three Storm of Nasty Newspaper Numbers
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Apr. 21, 2009

Sidebar List: Dropped Publications
Daily newspapers that have reduced publication days since last year
Anick Jesdanun / Associated Press, Columbia Missourian, March 29, 2009

Doing the Math on Online Newspaper Subscriptions
Mark Potts, Recovering Journalist, Mar. 4, 2009

Bankruptcies: What kind of changes will they force on newspapers?
Martin Langeveld, Nieman Journalism Lab, Feb. 24, 2009

What to Expect for Newspaper Companies in 2009
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Jan. 9, 2009

Four Reasons to be Hopeful about Newspapers in the Year Ahead
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Dec. 19, 2008

Newspapers’ Web Revenue Is Stalling
Stephanie Clifford, The New York Times, Oct. 12, 2008

Newspaper Company Dividends — R.I.P?
Rick Edmonds, The Biz Blog, Poynter, Aug. 25, 2008

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