A while ago I was chatting with somebody from Seven Days, and I half-jokingly suggested that Vermont’s only financially healthy print publication should think about launching a Southern Vermont Edition. 513 more words
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Round and round we go. It’s tough watching the end-stage of a once-glorious industry, as newspaper companies are hung, drawn and quartered by private equity. In late May we found out that not even Apollo Capital Management, the well-known distressed asset fund that owns stuff like Coldwell Banker, Caesars Palace and Norwegian Cruise Lines was prepared to take Digital First Media, with 75 properties one of the largest newspaper companies in the country, off the hands of its current majority shareholder, Alden Global Capital, another, yep, distressed asset specialist. 1,688 more words
Anything I have to say about Digital First Media today is speculation or observation but I will speculate and observe.
(I’ll explain in some detail at the end of this post what I used to know about DFM operations and strategy, and what I don’t know now.) 3,426 more words
I am cheering on the Four Platform Newsroom transformation efforts of the Journal Media Group newsrooms. And I encourage you to read a new report, published today, about the project in newsrooms of the former E.W. 2,344 more words
The purchase of Digital First Media has a new contender in Apollo Global Management. Apollo is a private equity fund, and if it acquires Digital First, then they will own a number of publications in the state, including the New Haven Register and The Middletown Press. 18 more words