Newspaper companies lag behind their broadcast siblings after spinoffs
An analysis of the spinoffs shows that the broadcasting components of the original companies (which also retained many digital properties) have mostly outperformed their publishing counterparts in terms of operating profit margins.
Market is still hot for buying up local TV stations
The rush to acquire local TV stations by media companies’ continued in 2014 and resulted in strong financial pay offs for them.
Gibbs takes over a troubled Time magazine
Nancy Gibbs, Time magazine’s newly-named managing editor — and the first woman to hold that position — takes the reins at an uncertain time in the publication’s history.
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.
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.
Who Owns the News Media: The 2012 Database
Tracking a period of intense change in U.S. newspaper ownership, the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s interactive database provides detailed statistics on the companies that now own the nation’s news media outlets, from newspapers to local television stations to radio to digital.
Facebook IPO Not Selling on Social Media
The Facebook IPO was a hot topic on blogs, Twitter and Facebook last week with doubts about the stock’s value exceeding bullishness on the investment.
Database: Media Ownership
Who Owns the News Media is an interactive database of companies that own news properties in the United States. Use the site to compare the companies, explore each media sector or read profiles of individual companies.
So, Just How Different Is Rupert Murdoch’s New Wall Street Journal?
A Project for Excellence in Journalism content study finds that, to date, the newly staked out battleground between the Journal and Times seems to be located mostly on the playing field of politics.
Small Audience For Murdoch’s Dow Jones Deal, Few Expect Change
A majority of Americans who are following the story of publisher Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal say the sale will have little or no impact on the quality of the newspaper.