Ken Doctor is a contributing columnist for The Street, beginning his work in March 2017. Drawing on a 21-year career with Knight Ridder newspapers as both a digital business executive and top editor, Doctor’s analyst work focuses on the “newsonomics” of media business change, from newspapers, TV and magazines to digital.
In his 12 years as an analyst and through his consultancy, he provides an unvarnished look at the successes and failures of business model invention and innovation. He is the author of a book, Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get, and he writes regularly for Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab.
Doctor is a proud University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slug and serves as a past president of the UCSC Foundation.
Recent Articles By The Author
Two Newspapers Have Crushed All Others in Post-Election Growth
While all political news reading is way up, it is the Post and Times -- spurred on by incisive reporting and top smartphone products -- that have most benefited.
The Sun-Times, Tronc and the Eisendrath Group: What's the Number?
Start with a number no one's talked about publicly: The Sun-Times' "liquidation value" and then we'll see how much Wrapports' sellers may have to accept in payment.
Will Tronc Get Squeezed Out of a Sun-Times Acquisition?
It looked like Michael Ferro was on the verge of owning both of Chicago's dailies. Now, with an earnest DOJ in the way, he may have hit a roadblock.
What's Behind the New York Times' Big Executive Shuffle
CEO Mark Thompson discusses Meredith Kopit Levien's promotion to COO, as the Times aims to get its new products successfully -- and more quickly -- to market.
Leaks and Leeks: New York Times' Paid Cooking Dishes Up Next-Step Reader Revenue Strategy
Yes, readers will pay for news from the publisher, but how many will pay for Cooking, Watching and other Times products soon entering the market?