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Online News Outlet Alaska Dispatch Buys Legacy Competitor Anchorage Daily News - Posted April 18, 2014
Online news has certainly come a long way from the early days of the Internet when many were skeptical of the credibility of online-only news operations. The recent announcement that the Alaska Dispatch, a born and bred, online-on... [10,000 Words]

The Atlantic Announces 'Unprecedented' Defense Site - Posted May 14, 2013
Atlantic Media Prez Justin Smith announced today that it's launching Defense One, a new media brand for the national security community, later this summer. Defense One, according to a morning release, aims to deliv... [FishbowlDC]

Orange County Register Adds the Angels to Its Membership Rewards Program - Posted April 4, 2013
Ken Doctor, a media expert often quoted in other people's articles, has gone long-form this week at Nieman ... [FishbowlLA]

Five Takeaways from LA Weekly's Fabulous LA Times Feature - Posted March 1, 2013
Timing is everything. Just a few days before this week's LA Weekly article "Who Will Buy the LA Times?" by ... [FishbowlLA]

It's Official: Tribune Company Emerges from Bankruptcy - Posted December 31, 2012
Reuters reporters Ronald Grover and Liana B. Baker ... [FishbowlLA]

Nieman Lab Surveys California's Shifting Media Landscape - Posted February 8, 2012
The overriding takeaway from Ken Doctor's look at the radical economics of California news gathering is already obvious to anyone doing the gathering. It's all about digital synergies. From Russ Stanton... [FishbowlLA]

Latest California Watch Story Cost Half A Mil To Produce - Posted April 25, 2011
California Watch's three-part series "On Shaky Ground," produced over 20 months and including maps, databases, an iPhone app, and a hashtag, cost $550,000 to produce, says Ken Doctor at Nieman Lab. Most of that was in staff time. But it's still half a million dollar... [TVNewser]

The New York Times to Erect Paywall March 28 - Posted March 17, 2011
The New York Times finally announced the details for its paywall, which will take effect March 28. Users will be able to read 20 articles per month free-of-ch... [WebNewser -]

2011 Media Predictions From The Pros - Posted December 23, 2010
With 2010 really, really wrapping up (yeah, we've said this before, but now we really mean it), we thought it pertinent to gather together industry opinions on how media will change in 2011. Pete Blackshaw writes in AdAge to keep an eye on: Defensive Branding. "While 2010 kicked off with high levels of... [TVNewser]

Get Ready For 'Replacement Journalism' - Posted October 14, 2010
Journalism hiring is picking up. Anyone can see that. But the hiring that's going on isn't for jobs that are the same as the ones lost. Ken Doctor examines this phenomenon in his weekly column for Nieman Lab. It is, as always, a very good read. The main question: "Are we beginning to... [MediaJobsDaily]

Does it Make Sense To Hire A Star? - Posted October 1, 2010
Why are so many news organizations, most of which are strapped for cash, hiring "stars"? Wouldn't the money be better spent on talented but less well-known reporters? Ken Doctor of Newsonomics tackles that ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Ken Doctor: Patch Reporters' Stories Lack 'Depth, Background, Nuance' - Posted July 9, 2010
This morning we came across a post from Ken Doctor saying that while it's cool that hundreds of journalists are getting jobs with the AOL-owned hyperlocal news startup, the stories aren't quite as good as the competition. "On Thursday, San Ramon saw a big breaking news story, of a 24-year-old menacing police... [MediaJobsDaily]

Honolulu Star-Bulletin To Shed 150 Jobs - Posted March 25, 2010
In a filing with Hawaii's Department of Labor, the owner of The Honolulu Star-Bulletin said the paper will be laying off half of its 300 employees as it pursues its takeover of the Honolulu Advertiser, the Advertiser reports. Oahu Public... [MediaJobsDaily]

Ken Doctor Chimes in About the Decline of the LAT - Posted July 10, 2008
Ken Doctor, former editor, current media expert and blogger wrote a piece after his appearance on KCRW's "To the Point" program, with the topic, "Newspapers in Big Trouble: Should Americans Care?" Doctor ... [FishbowlLA]