newspaper industry

Even Warren Buffett Can't Save the Small Newspaper Business

The problem with the newspaper business is simple: A subscription price barely pays for the paper your papers are printed on, and free media are siphoning off the ad revenues newspapers rely on. Warren Buffet thought he could buck the trend, but not even the Oracle of Omaha can fight math.

Why the NY Times Co. Will Never Be Great Again

New York Times is a survivor, but it's bleeding internally. Its stock has floundered in the single digits since March. It hasn't dished out a dividend in three years. Revenue has fallen every year since 2006. And its unclear if its Internet plans can sustain a traditional publisher.

Can Group Buying Save the Newspaper Business?

Although many media pundits have declared that newspapers are in a death spiral, group buying may -- just may -- have an antidote. This business is a perfect fit for the existing newspaper sales force, which has a deep Rolodex of local customers.

Apple Subscription Plan Not So Great for Publishers

There's nothing newspaper and magazine publishers crave more right now than a straightforward means of selling subscriptions via Apple's app store. But the news that Apple is on the verge of announcing a plan to let them do just that is likely to be of limited comfort to them.

Journalism Schools Face a Media Business in Turmoil

The University of Colorado at Boulder is planning dramatic changes for its journalism program, and J-schools across the country are facing a similar dilemma: How should they train students to compete in an industry that's in constant upheaval?

Carlos Slim Fattens His New York Times Stake

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is now one of the New York Times Co.'s biggest shareholders after exercising warrants he got after loaning the media company $250 million. He reportedly won't be getting a board seat. But his growing stake has raised concerns about whether he would try to influence the fabled journalism brand in any way.