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Things I love about (and a few things I don’t)

Monday, August 9th, 2010, a much-hyped local news website in Washington, D.C., launched to the public this morning. Poynter,┬áNewsonomics and Nieman Lab wrote lists on why it’s the news company to watch this year, and PaidContent has a great interview with Robert Allbritton, the guy in charge of TBD’s parent company. Mashable even has a nice writeup this […]


14 of the best blogs about the news business

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

If you want to learn everything you can about journalism’s business models — the ones that are collapsing and the ones that are emerging — then load your RSS reader up, my friends. These are some of my favorites: Reflections of a Newsosaur: The best of the best in my opinion. Not only does Alan […]


Business of news: Finding the hard numbers

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Trying to nail down specific operating costs from one newspaper is next to impossible. That information, naturally, is proprietary and confidential, as I came to find out in my handful of phone calls. But that doesn’t help anyone who is trying to analyze a newsroom’s business plan from afar. I know I will not be […]


The business of news: The beginning of a series

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

My major may be journalism here at SJSU, but my minor is business, because I realize a little too well that if you want to make it in this tough working climate, you can’t rely on your “hirable” skills. News flash: no one is hiring. You have to be innovative and entrepreneurial. I know next […]

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