Ken Doctor

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.

On Twitter, he’s found @kdoctor
On Facebook, as https://www.facebook.com/kendoctor
On LinkedIn, as http://www.linkedin.com/in/newsonomics

Recent Articles By The Author

Michael Ferro's Tronc Aims to Complete Chicago Domination With Sun-Times Purchase

Michael Ferro's Tronc Aims to Complete Chicago Domination With Sun-Times Purchase

Michael Ferro made his bones in the newspaper business, buying into the Sun-Times, Chicago's No. 2 newspaper, five years ago. Now his Tronc is buying the Sun-Times.

Smooth Sailing for The New York Times?

Smooth Sailing for The New York Times?

Investors have pushed the publisher to close to a nine-year high, but do the numbers support the optimism?

Ken Doctor: Lipstick on a Fox, the Bill Shine Shake-Up and Myth of the Sons

Ken Doctor: Lipstick on a Fox, the Bill Shine Shake-Up and Myth of the Sons

As one Fox general after another retires -- under pressure -- from the TV battlefield, it's always the Murdoch lieutenants who move safely into place.

The Huffington Post Rebrands, but What Will It Stand For?

The Huffington Post Rebrands, but What Will It Stand For?

Arianna's gone and so is the "Huffington." But the rebrand is just prologue for a business that's struggled as Verizon tries to become a content company.

Don't Be Fooled Into Expecting a New Fox News

Don't Be Fooled Into Expecting a New Fox News

Re-position Fox News? Only if the money machine really malfunctions, and Bill O'Reilly's is likely to be just another glitch.