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
Tronc Investor Patrick Soon-Shiong Ups Stake Again in Battle for Control of Newspaper Giant
Michael Ferro, chairman of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune publisher, moves to thwart a Soon-Shiong buyout of Tronc, as each amasses a quarter of all company shares.
Tronc's Adoption of Washington Post's Arc Platform Doubly Important
The syndication of the Washington paper's digital publishing platform moves it beyond an 'experiment' as Michael Ferro's Tronc shifts its strategy.
Us Weekly Gets New Suitor at Altar After Tronc Departure
The publisher of the Chicago Tribune drops out at the last moment, leaving room for National Enquirer owner AMI to snatch the middle-market celebrity magazine for up to $100 million.
Ken Doctor: Michael Ferro's Tronc Nears Purchase of Wenner's Us Weekly
For a projected $85 million acquisition price, the newspaper company would get digital revenue -- and credibility, the chairman believes.
Trump Bump Grows Into Subscription Surge -- and Not Just for the New York Times
Newspapers, magazines, digital-only publishers and public radio companies all have reported big increases in reader support since the election.