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The Resource The return of the moguls : how Jeff Bezos and John Henry are remaking newspapers for the twenty-first century, Dan Kennedy

The return of the moguls : how Jeff Bezos and John Henry are remaking newspapers for the twenty-first century, Dan Kennedy

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The return of the moguls : how Jeff Bezos and John Henry are remaking newspapers for the twenty-first century
Title
The return of the moguls
Title remainder
how Jeff Bezos and John Henry are remaking newspapers for the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Dan Kennedy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "[This book] chronicles an important story in the making, one that will affect more than just the newspaper business--it has the power to change democracy as we know it"--Amazon.com
  • The Return of the Moguls chronicles an important story in the making, one that will affect more than just the newspaper business - it has the power to change democracy as we know it. Over the course of a generation, the story of the daily newspaper has been an unchecked slide from record profitability and readership to plummeting profits, increasing irrelevance, and inevitable obsolescence. The forces killing major dailies, alternative weeklies, and small-town shoppers are well understood - or seem obvious in hindsight, at least - and the catalog of publications that have gone under reads like a who's who of American journalism. During the past half-century, old-style press barons gave way to a cabal of corporate interests unable or unwilling to invest in the future even as technological change was destroying their core business. The Taylor family sold the Boston Globe to the New York Times Company in 1993 for a cool $1.1 billion. Twenty years later, the Times Company resold it for just $70 million. The unexpected twist to the story, however, is not what they sold it for but who they sold it to: John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox. A billionaire who made his money in the world of high finance, Henry inspired optimism in Boston because of his track record as a public-spirited business executive - and because his deep pockets seemed to ensure that the shrunken newspaper would not be subjected to further downsizing. In just a few days, the sale of the Globe was overtaken by much bigger news: Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world's richest people, had reached a deal to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. Henry's ascension at the Globe sparked hope. Bezos's purchase seemed to inspire nothing short of ecstasy, as numerous observers expressed the belief that his lofty status as one of our leading digital visionaries could help him solve the daunting financial problems facing the newspaper business. Though Bezos and Henry are the two most prominent individuals to enter the newspaper business, a third preceded them. Aaron Kushner, a greeting-card executive, acquired California's Orange Country Register in July 2012 and then pursued an audacious agenda, expanding coverage and hiring journalists in an era when nearly all other newspaper owners were trying to avoid cutting both. The newspaper business is at a perilous crossroads. This essential book explains why, and how today's new crop of media moguls might help it to survive. -- from dust jacket
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DLC
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1956-
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Kennedy, Dan
Dewey number
071/.30905
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4867.2
LC item number
.K46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Washington Post Company
  • Bezos, Jeffrey
  • Henry, John
  • Kushner, Aaron
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Journalism
  • Electronic newspapers
  • Bezos, Jeffrey
  • Washington Post Company
  • Electronic newspapers
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Publishers and publishing
  • United States
Label
The return of the moguls : how Jeff Bezos and John Henry are remaking newspapers for the twenty-first century, Dan Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The rise and fall of newspapers in a time of turmoil -- The swashbuckler: Jeff Bezos puts his stamp on a legendary newspaper -- The crux of the matter: John Henry's culture of experimentation -- Unrequited love: spurned in Boston and Maine, Aaron Kushner looks west -- This is your brain on the Internet: can news break free of the distraction machine? -- Getting big fast: how the Washington Post is becoming the Amazon of news -- The end of free: The Boston Globe tells readers to pay up -- Orange crush: from California dreaming to an epic nightmare -- Money isn't everything: why wealthy ownership doesn't guarantee success -- All in: Jeff Bezos takes his place as an "enemy of the people" -- Epilogue: The fall and rise of journalism in the age of Trump
Control code
1004849002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781611685947
Lccn
2017038358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14944255
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14944255
System control number
(OCoLC)1004849002
Label
The return of the moguls : how Jeff Bezos and John Henry are remaking newspapers for the twenty-first century, Dan Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The rise and fall of newspapers in a time of turmoil -- The swashbuckler: Jeff Bezos puts his stamp on a legendary newspaper -- The crux of the matter: John Henry's culture of experimentation -- Unrequited love: spurned in Boston and Maine, Aaron Kushner looks west -- This is your brain on the Internet: can news break free of the distraction machine? -- Getting big fast: how the Washington Post is becoming the Amazon of news -- The end of free: The Boston Globe tells readers to pay up -- Orange crush: from California dreaming to an epic nightmare -- Money isn't everything: why wealthy ownership doesn't guarantee success -- All in: Jeff Bezos takes his place as an "enemy of the people" -- Epilogue: The fall and rise of journalism in the age of Trump
Control code
1004849002
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9781611685947
Lccn
2017038358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
14944255
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14944255
System control number
(OCoLC)1004849002

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