Updating the similar business models that guide Robert Nutting’s professional baseball team and newspaper chain
I originally wrote about these business models in January of 2018 and I’ve periodically updated.
Baseball on the cheap: Do actual fans matter?
Pittsburgh Pirate owner Bob Nutting has struck again: it’s another season and another terrible team.
Last Wednesday night was beautiful: sunny and warm with low humidity – a . . .
Newspapers on the cheap (part 457)
If you worked through the quiz by starting with the premise that Wheeling papers would not be covering the economics connected with a coal plant in Marshall County, you probably arrived at the correct answers. Yes, the Intelligencer's top story was
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Big Issues Coming Before Pennsylvania Voters Tuesday
An April 14, 2021 update of the Ogden’s newspaper business plan and some thoughts on its future
As my headlines suggest, its time to take another look at the Ogden Newspapers business plan. I’ve written about this topic on a number of occasions. (See “newspapers on the cheap” in the archive located on the blog's front page.)
Today‘s version of the “incredible shrinking newspaper” is down to 16 pages and features all of the . . .
An editorial? We won’t even see coverage of Trump’s phone call!
Joe Lockhart, a communication analyst who served in the Clinton administration, is referring to Trump's attempt to get the Georgia Secretary of State to change the results of the state's presidential election:
Is there a single newspaper in this country who . . .
A fall 2020 update of the Nutting business model
Over the last two years, I have done several posts on what I believe is Robert Nutting’s business model for his newspapers and his baseball team (“on the cheap”). (I first described the model here.) The plan entails spending as little as possible while producing a less-than-mediocre (at best) product. Here are some very recent events that may . . .
On Saturday, no less!
Despite Ogden’s promise to keep or enlarge the paper, this section (formerly the opinion section) has cut back on opinion and added more “news” reports. The editorial page still features its right-wing syndicated columnists – in this case, Pat Buchanan and Kathleen Parker, but that is a reduction from the usual four or five that . . .
Today’s Wheeling News-Register: little news, some filler, mostly ads and another questions-with-no-answers Myer column
Perhaps it is time for our local paper to follow Ogden’s Parkersburg paper and get rid of the published Sunday edition?
Only five stories in the entire “news” section
The front page had four of them. Colin McGuire, a reporter from another Ogden paper in Frederick (MD), compiled a report from a couple of Ogden reporters on how residents were adapting to stay-at-home orders. The article contains little, if any, insight; I do not understand why this was . . .