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
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.
Here's Why Newspapers Are Looking to Secure an Antitrust Exemption
The News Media Alliance trade association in a recent op-ed made its case for securing the rare exemption to fight Google and Facebook.
Why Newspapers Think an Antitrust Exemption Isn't a Lost Cause and What They'd Do With It
The CEO of the News Media Alliance, David Chavern, talks with Ken Doctor about the quest for an antitrust exemption and what the goals are.
What's Really Behind the Newspaper Industry's Quixotic Fight With Google and Facebook
Does the beleaguered daily newspaper industry really believe a Republican Congress and Donald Trump will give it antitrust protection? News Media Alliance CEO David Chavern explains the new endgame.
Chicago Sun-Times' Fate Could Be Decided Soon
What's the most likely path to assure a near-term future for Chicago's struggling Sun-Times? That's the question that will drive who ends up owning the paper.