The Newspaper Association of America, the New York Times Co. and several other newspaper companies have filed papers in support of a lawsuit filed by The Associated Press against Meltwater, a company that monitors the media for corporate customers.
Newspapers are returning to a business strategy that served them well in the heyday of street-corner newsboys shouting the front-page news. They're enticing people with a little free online content before asking them to pay up.
The U.S. newspaper industry's financial slump reached a discouraging milestone during the second quarter. Advertising revenue, newspapers' main source of revenue, has now been falling for five years.
A federal appeals court has restored a longstanding ban that prevents media companies from owning both a newspaper and a television station in the same market.
Newspaper advertising in the U.S. has sunk to a 25-year low as marketing budgets followed readers to the Internet, where advertising is far cheaper than what publishers have been able to command in print.