Author Archives: Rebecca Harshbarger

News for News Companies: Railroads, Politico/Reuters, and NYT Wage Freeze

      James Surowiecki, who writes a New Yorker business and finance column, compares the newspaper industry to the railroad industry at the turn of the twentieth century in a new piece called “News You Can Lose.”  Some believe … Continue reading

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Friend Request to Mark Zuckerberg: Post CEO Don Graham

  Washington Post CEO Don Graham made news late last week by agreeing to join Facebook’s board of directors, a symbolic gesture in some sense of a convergence between old and new media.  However, The Post is not necessarily Old … Continue reading

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Big Changes at Newsweek

  Yesterday, Wash Po.-owned Newsweek announced a series of changes it will be launching in February.  The changes are not just minor tweaks for their publications, but a major shift in philosophy.  Newsweek now plans to change the way it … Continue reading

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Journalism Bailout: Really?

The Typepad Journalist Bailout Program has been grabbing the attention of both bloggers and reporters at major news organizaitons.  Naturally, I was intrigued.  As in, a bailout for journalists? And, by Typepad? Well, kind of.  Except, of course, it’s a … Continue reading

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Roller-coaster Month for New Biz Site

            You would think that as far as timing goes, no other business news site could have been lucky enough to launch than four weeks ago, when Slate’s spin-off site Big Money hit the web during … Continue reading

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