Read the ReportOver the past decade, a new media baron has emerged. Private equity funds, hedge funds and investment groups have swooped into to buy, trade and manage newspapers. With the industry in distress and publishers struggling to adapt to the digital age, many small and mid-sized communities are in danger of losing their primary…Read more
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August 5 Workshop: What Professors Need to Know About the Business of Local News in the Digital Age
How do you prepare future journalists and advertising executives for leadership roles in local news organizations when the business model has been turned upside down? How can you incorporate basic business concepts into a range of introductory and advanced courses taught at journalism and communication schools? My colleague at the University of North Carolina --…Read more
Do Some Newspapers Want to Die?
Do some newspapers have a death wish? Allegra Jordan, managing director of the consulting firm, Innovation Abbey, asks that provocative question based on her recent experience advising media and technology companies, as well as nonprofit groups that are helping communities around the world rebuild and renew themselves. (more…)Read more
Part Two: Reinventing the Future
What do you know today that you wish you had known five years ago? That’s the question I posed recently to four of the most innovative publishers and editors of community newspapers in the country. The four, profiled in Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability, traveled to the University of North Carolina to…Read more
Part One: Reinventing the Future
Even the smallest news organizations can be trail-blazers. Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability follows the journey of a dozen newspapers as their publishers, editors and owners attempt to reinvent the way they do business. (more…)Read more
Ordinary, But Extraordinary
Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability is a love letter to an often overlooked group of people: journalists and business executives of local news organizations around the country who toil anonymously delivering news and information to millions of citizens. It is also, I hope, a strong call to action to all who care about…Read more
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