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
Ken Doctor: Looking Behind Tronc's Surprising Clean Sweep At L.A. Times
In one fell swoop, it showed four top editors the door and brought in former Fox and Yahoo! digital exec Ross Levinson to lead a new national/global future.
This Norwegian Startup Looks to Tap a New Revenue Stream for Publishers
Norwegian startup Hubii's initial coin offering on Aug. 24 intends to herald a new blockchained, coined future for making money from news content.
Everything You Know About Online News Is Probably Wrong
Older readers are flummoxed, the young savvier, and platforms get more credit than they deserve from confused news consumers, new studies say.
Newspapers to LexisNexis: Time to Pay Up
Big news publishers say the burgeoning business of 'media monitoring' generates billions off their content -- and they want a cut.
Megaclustering Is Coming for Your Daily Newspaper
As the daily newspaper industry looks to survive, megaclustering -- gathering of multiple, adjacent dailies into one operation -- becomes a model. Antitrust law changes could put it into hyperdrive.