Categories: Hearst

20% Down Is The New Up: A Blatant Attempt At Coining A Media Industry Catchphrase. (And More On The Losses At The San Francisco Chronicle)

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 13

In prior ad slowdowns, I’ve had more than one wiseacre executive tell me that “flat is the new up”—that not losing ad revenues versus the prior year was the equivalent...

Hearst Lays Down Gauntlet For San Francisco Chronicle, Threatens Sale Or Closure Without Significant Cuts And Union Concessions.

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 24

My half-bright idea from the early summer of 2007 was that Hearst should shutter the San Francisco Chronicle's print edition and go all digital, at some point in the next...

Arguments Why Journalism School Professors Should Not Be Quoted Regarding The Business Of Newspapers

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 13

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's own (excellent) reporting on the news that its parent company Hearst Newspapers is alloting but 60 days to sell it: Tim Pilgrim, a journalism professor at...

Magazine Shutdowns, Magazine Layoffs, And The Looming Pullback In Automobile Advertising

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 19

In recent days, there have been layoffs at Forbes, Time Inc., Conde Nast Publications, Bauer Publishing, The Economist, and Hearst Magazines. In the past 24 hours, Time Inc’s Cottage Living...

Victor Ganzi Out At Hearst

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 18

Hearst Corp. President-CEO Victor Ganzi is out after 6 years in the top slot. Ganzi, the sixth CEO in Hearst’s 120 year history, is being replaced, at least temporarily, by...

But Enough About What We Think About Hearst's Offer. What Does Bruce Sherman Think About it?

Posted by: Jon Fine on August 24

(The following post would not exist without my colleague Tom Lowry, who picked up on all this stuff while I was at work on my next column.) The Hearst Corporation...

Newspaper Triage: Which American Paper Will Be The First To Kill Its Print Edition?

Posted by: Jon Fine on July 12

I spent several days last week asking a bunch of newspaper execs and other assorted smart folk variant of the following question: “Which American newspaper will be the first to...

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