Dumb Little Man: 7 Success Lessons from Donald Trump

To many, Donald Trump is considered to be one of the most successful individuals of our generation. Trump is an American business entrepreneur, author, socialite and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization, as well as a famous real-estate developer. Donald is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, a company which operates a multiplicity of casinos and hotels all around the world. Trump's lavish lifestyle and witty personality has made him a celebrity, and his hit reality television show, The Apprentice,

Centaur sees 24% revenue dip, sacrifices 19 staff

Centaur Media, the publisher of trade magazines including Marketing Week and the Lawyer, has reported a 24% decline in revenues in the second half of 2009 but has

As papers wilt, a newsprint maker goes bust

TORONTO (AP) — The newsprint manufacturer White Birch Paper Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, citing declining demand for newspapers and the strength of the Canadian dollar.
The company's United States unit filed a

State of journalism: Only 11% is original reporting

We often talk about the new news ecosystem — the network of traditional outlets, new startups, nonprofits, and individuals who are creating and filtering the news. But how is the work of reporting divvied up among the members of that ecosystem?

Down Under, the media scene is ... down under

APN News & Media, the Australian and New Zealand media business in which Independent News & Media has a 32% stake, has seen profits fall by more than a third.
The company, whose properties include

Breaking jobs on TV: ABC News to shed hundreds

ABC News will sharply reduce its news-gathering staff through buyouts and possible layoffs, the company said on Tuesday. ABC employees said they expected the cutbacks would

For scribes, no-office scenario looms

From Joe Scaria, ToI:
Responding to my mail, 'For scribes, no-office scenario looms', Trivandrum-based (Kerala, India) journalist-entrepreneur Anil Philip had this to say:

Lebedev eyes a buy as revenue crashes at Independent

In 1981, Rupert Murdoch paid the equivalent of £34m in today's money to buy the Times and the Sunday Times. By contrast, the Barclay brothers

The figures ain't arousing at Playboy

Playboy Enterprises' hopes for a planned sale were dashed during Q4, as its revenue troubles continued as well. As the company's loss narrowed

Breakdown for Berkeley Daily Planet

Berkeley newspaper to cease print publication

After classified ads, inserts may desert papers

Bad as 2009 was financially for newspapers, one advertising staple held up pretty well -- preprinted inserts and the accompanying coupons

Times biz production editor axed

Dennis Rink, the production editor on The Times business section, has had his contract terminated in what appears to be the first sign of a big

117 jobs at risk as Reader's Digest UK goes into admin

Publishing company Reader's Digest, has gone into administration

Sent Out 334 staff, Daily Mail Sees More Gloom Still

Daily Mail and General Trust today reported a 15% fall in revenue and that 334 jobs had gone

All the Quality Dailies in UK suffer circulation drop

The Daily Telegraph's circulation slipped below the 700,000 mark for the first time

Read this Advt, Salute fallen colleagues

A Newsroom's Salute to Its Departed
Newspapers occasionally publish ads congratulating themselves for various achievements. But a most unusual ad appeared last week

Need a week off? You Get it Only Without Pay

USA Today is forcing its staff to take an unpaid week off to help America's second largest newspaper cope with a persisting advertising slump.

Some sunshine for print, if you see it so

PV Harikrishnan of Thatsmalayalam.com, and Sarita Varma of Financial Express, have dug out a hopeful sign each for print media. Feel free to trust or distrust

Contagion spreads: TV journos feel the heat

CBS News Lays Off Dozens in New Round of Staff Cuts
Dozens of employees at CBS News were laid off in recent days amid a new round of budget cuts at the third-place network's news division.Some employees were reassigned and others were demoted in the process. Speaking on condition of anonymity because they feared further layoffs, CBS employees said

Pension indigestion: Reader's Digest UK may go belly up

Don't miss the penultimate paragraph
The future of Reader's Digest magazine in the UK – and the fate of its 135 employees – has been plunged into doubt after a deal to bail out its pension fund fell through.
The magazine's US parent company, Reader's Digest Association (RDA), said UK regulators had not approved a rescue plan to resolve "a longstanding and significant unfunded liability within its UK pension scheme".

"In light of this unusual and unexpected development, RDA has

Apple did not save Adam, may not save newspapers either

Apple's iPad has wow factor but is no rescue act for newspapers

Peter Preston, The Observer, Sunday 31 January 2010
There are two ways of wondering about the wonder of the iPad. One exalts Steve Jobs the creative core of Apple, and swoons a little over his "magical and revolutionary product". It looks great; it dances to the touch of your finger; it simulates the print-reading experience better than anything on the market. .

 My second wondering way is much more