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"Ken Doctor is one of the smartest people I know in the news business. Where so many people have their heads in the clouds or under the table, he faced reality a long time ago. He gets the economics, the technology, and the personalities of the new news world. He knows the winners from the losers. His book is quite simply the best primer so far to the future of the news".
--Michael Wolff, author of The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch
"The business model to fund journalism is broken. Ken Doctor picks up the pieces and offers hope to those smart and brave enough to embrace change."
--Gordon Crovitz, former Publisher, Wall Street Journal, co-founder Journalism Online
This is a wonderfully informative and conversationally written book that should be a must read for anyone interested in the future of journalism. "Newsonomics" captures the energy, passion, creativity and opportunity of this transformational period for journalism and the media. It’s fun to read and full of relevant facts and context.
--Robert J. Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting
"Ken Doctor is one of the most important and readable analysts in media today. With Newsonomics, he creates some optimism that there is a way to navigate the difficult terrain. Newsonomics is a must-read and will leave you energized."
--Bernie Lunzer, President of The Newspaper Guild-CWA
“Whether you are in the news business or some other industry, Newsonomics, offering sensible ideas for moving forward in any business, is a case study on how quickly your business model can be transformed.”
--Clare Hart, President, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group
Some readers may be disappointed that the book is not totally up-to-date.
It does an excellent job organizing the biggest changes, trends and innovations going on in this Schumpeterian moment into an unbelievably quick, fun and easy read.
As Doctor notes, just 44 percent can be bothered to click past the headlines in news aggregators like Google News to get to the original source.
Pubished in 2010, this book explains what went wrong in the past and is also prescient. And the author's website, analyzing "Newsonomics" across a variety of journalism... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sharon Geltner
Journalists hate to talk about the economics of their profession, which is why this is such a valuable book. Read morePublished on July 28, 2011 by Paul Gillin
I just graduated journalism school and read this toward the end of my final semester in a class called the Business and Future of Journalism. Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Melanie Kiser
On the front cover it's the "twelve new trends that will shape the news..." On the back cover it's "twelve laws that will shape the news..." Which is it? Read morePublished on June 10, 2010 by maltby
With all the conjecture about the future of the news media floating around cyberspace and the constant debates about new media vs. old media; bloggers vs. Read morePublished on June 6, 2010 by A. Connor
None of this is news, but this is a good, coherent and relevant collection of thoughts on how the news industry got where it is and some discussions of how to move forward. Read morePublished on February 26, 2010 by Russell J. Lewis