Archive for the 'business of news' Category

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, Newsonomics 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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