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April 21, 2009 / Toby Dayton

Another Laundry List of Newspaper Stories…

In honor of Paul Dailing, I am going to continue to be lazy on occasion and simply dump a pile of stories and headlines into a blog post regarding the death of the daily newspaper (and maybe on the recruitment classified front as well). It continues to be fascinating to me to watch an industry implode, and the story continues to evolve in interesting, educational, and amusing ways. So here are the most recent stories that caught my attention….

• The dailies’ problems may finally be solved! Washington is on the case, and bailout funds may be just around the corner…

Another ‘Innovate or Die’ story (and some even have a decent idea or 2)

John Henry, owner of the Red Sox, likes newspapers but only because they’re important to his baseball franchise. Strange timing that the New York Times (which owns the Boston Globe) is also looking to sell its stake in the Red Sox to generate some liquidity

McClatchy is at risk of being delisted from the NYSE

• Winning the ‘No Shit’ award for the decade, Sam Zell declares that his acqusition of The Tribune Company was a mistake

• The idea of generating micro-payment revenue for newspaper content gains steam  with new venture Journalism Online

Yahoo prepares HotJobs for eventual sale

• Shareholders of The New York Times are at risk of being seriously diluted….and there was also an excellent, excellent story about Arthur Sulzberger in the current issue of Vanity Fair

• The Cincinnati Enquirer is cutting the number of days that it runs classifieds

• The web tops newspapers as a source for news (didn’t this happen in like 2002?). Guess not….

Newspapers are selling buildings to raise cash, but no one is buying….

3 Comments

  1. Mr. Chow / Apr 26 2009 2:05 am

    I believe that the traditional newspaper is dying breed…. They should re-invent themselves now. The problem is most of these newspapers are run by people who are too conservative to adopt changes in the way people get their news.

  2. Mr. Chow / Apr 25 2009 9:05 pm

    I believe that the traditional newspaper is dying breed…. They should re-invent themselves now. The problem is most of these newspapers are run by people who are too conservative to adopt changes in the way people get their news.

  3. Mr. Chow / Apr 26 2009 2:05 am

    I believe that the traditional newspaper is dying breed…. They should re-invent themselves now. The problem is most of these newspapers are run by people who are too conservative to adopt changes in the way people get their news.

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