Time Warner vs. CBS: The high stakes of their fight over fees
The weeks-long battle between Time Warner Cable and CBS that is keeping the network’s programming from being shown in major markets comes down to the all-important question of retransmission fees.
Local TV newsrooms in 2012: Bigger budgets, smaller staffs
The latest data on local television economics offers mixed messages: increasing revenue from news programming but cuts in newsroom budgets.
What’s Behind the Washington Post Sale?
What does the sale of The Washington Post say about the economics of the paper and the continuing struggles of the newspaper industry? A look at key trends.
Newspapers Invest in Local TV Stations Despite Warning Signs
The economic ills of newspapers are fueling a spate of recent local TV acquisitions by newspaper companies, but the data suggest the local TV news market may not be immune to its own set of problems.
News magazines hit by big drop in ad pages
In a difficult advertising environment for the magazine industry overall, newly-released numbers from the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) show the nation’s news magazines being hit particularly hard.
Newspaper newsrooms suffer large staffing decreases
The American Society of News Editors released its annual newsroom census figures today showing a severe decline in the size of newspaper staffs..
Nonprofit Journalism: Growing but Fragile
Nonprofit news outlets represent a growing new source of information – but one facing substantial challenges to its long-term financial sustainability.
Chart of the Week: Newspaper circulation around the world
Journalists and print loyalists who are dejected about the state of the U.S. newspaper business may be comforted — or perhaps made a bit envious — by the knowledge that in at least some other countries, newspaper circulation continues to rise smartly. The chart below, from The Economist’s Graphic Detail blog, uses data from the World Press […]
Newsweek’s Decline Leads to Talk of Sale
Newsweeklies in general have faced difficult times in recent years, but the turmoil and decline at Newsweek has been particularly noteworthy.
State of the News Media 2013
News reporting resources continued to decline in 2012 and nearly a third of Americans have abandoned a news outlet. Meanwhile, more newsmakers are able to take their messages directly to the public.