Category Archives: newspapers

Rupert Murdoch Plans a NY Times Killer: is the LA Times Next?

The Observer notes that Rupert Murdoch is planning a NY Times killer, with a “New York” edition of the Wall Street Journal. Planning on spending $15 and using the services of the former New York Sun editor, John Seeley, the … Continue reading

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The LA Times and Green Jobs: Stupid, Lazy, or Politically Correct?

The LA Times on its home page had this story, by, with the headline “Job growth in California is going green” and the subhead “From January 2007 to January 2008 green jobs increased 5% while total jobs declined 1%.” … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Newspapers: The LA Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times

The recent, and sad news that LA Times trans-sexual sports reporter Mike Penner aka “Christine Daniels” was found dead at home at the age of 52 cements the transition of the LA Times from popular, metropolitan daily newspaper to a … Continue reading

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Media’s Collapsing Advertising Rates Everywhere (but the Internet)

Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the collapsing advertising rates for radio networks prompting the highly leveraged radio nets to ask lenders for renegotiated covenants (since the radio networks are unable to maintain cash levels). Clear Channel, … Continue reading

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Failure of the Media Part Two: The Lingering Death of the LA Times

By all accounts the LA Times should be doing well. Absent the leverage demands of the parent company Tribune Media, the potential readership of the LA Times should be large. After all, the US Census Bureau shows 9.8 million people … Continue reading

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