Categories: San Francisco Chronicle

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...

Big-City Newspapers And Their Real Estate

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 28

I still don’t understand why more major-market newspapers aren’t doing this. The big-city daily typically owns a huge chunk of prime downtown real estate, which was bought, built and developed...

Afternoon Paper In Madison To Redefine "Daily," Goes "Online-Mostly" (If Not Exactly "Online-Only")

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 07

The Capital Times, the afternoon paper in Madison, Wisconsin isn't dropping its print product. But it's coming pretty damn close to it....

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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