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Rae Ellen Bichell /
Longmont, a city in Colorado, is doing a feasibility study on how to change the way its library is funded, in a way that might also help fund local journalism   —  Many parts of the Mountain West are news deserts — and it's getting worse.  More than 20 counties in our region have no local newspaper.
Aug 10, 2019, 1:05 PM - In context

Marc Tracy / New York Times:
Print generated $25B+ in revenue in 2018; its steady cash flow attracts investors who realize that lowering overhead reduces costs at a faster rate than revenue   —  Hedge funds have found that they are able to wring profits out of an ailing product: the print newspaper.  But for how long?
Aug 2, 2019, 1:55 AM - In context

Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
A farewell column by The Lowell Sun's laid off sports editor, taken down by management, is republished, criticizing cost-cutting at the hedge fund-owned paper   —  Note: The hedge fund-owned newspaper chain MediaNews Group recently laid off several people at its Massachusetts papers …
Jul 29, 2019, 12:05 PM - In context

Jon Harris / Morning Call:
MediaNews Group will cut 81 positions, or one-third of the 221 employees from the Reading Eagle Co, one month after it bought the 150-year-old PA publisher   —  MediaNews Group, a chain known for aggressively snapping up newspapers and implementing cost reductions, has informed Pennsylvania …
Jun 19, 2019, 7:05 AM - In context

Mark Shanahan /
Inside the slow revitalization of The Berkshire Eagle, which a former judge bought from MNG Enterprises in 2016; digital subs have grown 60% since June 2018   —  PITTSFIELD — As he was nearing 70, the mandatory retirement age for judges in Massachusetts, Fred Rutberg began thinking about what he might do next.
Jun 4, 2019, 5:15 AM - In context

Laura Benshoff / WHYY:
A look at the “ghost papers” of suburban Philly, which rely on press releases and write-ups of community events to fill space formerly filled with local news   —  There's been a lot of upheaval lately in the world of local news.  Has it affected you?  Where do you go for information about your community?
May 19, 2019, 5:10 PM - In context

Katherine Rosman / New York Times:
Profile of Paul Huntsman, the Salt Lake Tribune owner who refuses to embrace Trump and is planning to turn the paper into a nonprofit   —  SALT LAKE CITY — Life was tranquil for Paul Huntsman, a scion of a rich and powerful Utah family, before he got into the news business.
May 19, 2019, 1:05 PM - In context

Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Digital First Media's bid for Gannett may have failed this time, but industry executives continue to say they expect mergers among the big newspaper chains   —  This hostile takeover didn't work out.  But the thinking of industry executives remains dominated by the inevitable merging of America's big newspaper chains.
May 16, 2019, 9:00 PM - In context

Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Both newspaper chains and digital media face a liquidity crisis as M&A talks continue; Bustle's Bryan Goldberg compares media to Florida real estate in 2010   —  Newspaper company CEOs will be the first to tell you a new round of consolidation won't solve their problems.
Apr 18, 2019, 3:10 PM - In context

Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund trying to take over Gannett, is facing a federal probe after moving employee pension savings into its own accounts   —  Alden Global Capital, a prominent hedge fund that controls more than 100 local newspapers, moved nearly $250 million of employee pension savings …
Apr 17, 2019, 1:25 PM - In context

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