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He 'Killed Newspapers,' but Now Fights for Journalism

Craig from Craigslist has a new mission

(Newser) - Craig Newmark, who started Craigslist way back in the 20th century, is a man who likes to be in the shadows. He is an observer—one of his favorite hobbies, fittingly, is birdwatching, notes a profile by Alyssa Bereznak at Ringer . He's also rather quietly amassed a fortune, and... More »

Newsday Sale Another Bad Sign in Teetering Industry

New paper owners face outlook grimmer than those that scared off predecessors

(Newser) - Just last year, Sam Zell was optimistic enough about newspapers to buy the Tribune Company. Now he’s selling Newsday, one of the conglomerate’s top publications. “The news business is something worse than horrible,” he said recently. Across the industry, gung-ho new owners like Zell are experiencing... More »

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