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The Return of the Moguls

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Facebook Live event at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts, June 16, 2018.

“New Book Defines, and Takes Lessons From, the Modern Media Mogul,” by Alexa Mills, Washington City Paper, June 7, 2018.

Interview with Phil Gallagher of “BNews,” Burlington Cable Access Television, June 5, 2018.

“How three very different wealthy newspaper owners got three very different results.” An essay I wrote about “The Return of the Moguls” for the Poynter Institute that was published on June 4, 2018. Poynter also ran an excerpt from “Moguls” that was published on the same day.

“Left-Right Radio,” a video podcast hosted by Boston-based talk-show host Chuck Morse, May 30, 2018.

Facebook Live event with Paul Bass of the New Haven Independent, held at the Book Trader Café in New Haven, May 23, 2018. I also wrote an essay about “The Return of the Moguls” for the Independent that was published on May 21.

Facebook Live interview with Emily Rooney of WGBH News, held at WGBH’s Boston Public Library studio, May 15, 2018. An excerpt from “Moguls” was published by WGBH News on May 14.

“What ‘The Return of the Moguls’ Means for the Future of Newspapers,” an interview with Barbara Howard of WGBH Radio (89.7 FM), the local host of “All Things Considered,” April 20, 2018.

“Industry Insight: How a New Breed of Billionaire Owners Is Shaping the Newspaper Business,” by Matt DeRienzo, Editor & Publisher, April 17, 2018.

“Studio BZ,” a podcast hosted by Jon Keller of WBZ-TV (Channel 4) of Worcester, April 6, 2018. The link will open in iTunes. The episode titled “The Night James Brown Saved Boston” should be highlighted. You can listen to the whole thing, of course, but the section on “The Return of the Moguls” begins at 33:30.

“Inquiry,” a half-hour podcast with Mark Lynch of WICN Radio (90.5 FM) of Worcester, April 4, 2018. The podcast will be broadcast over the air on Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m.

“MediaShift,” a half-hour conversation with host Mark Glaser, March 30, 2018. “MediaShift is the leading podcast on issues dealing with the impact of technology on journalism.

“How the 21st Century ‘Moguls’ Are Breathing New Life into Newspapers,” a one-hour interview with host Kate Archer Kent of “The Morning Show,” Wisconsin Public Radio, March 29, 2018.

“The Scrum,” WGBH News, March 28, 2018. A half-hour podcast hosted by WGBH’s Adam Reilly and Peter Kadzis.

“The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen,” WNHN (94.7 FM) in Concord, New Hampshire, March 28, 2018.

“Bloomberg Baystate Business,” a program on Bloomberg Radio in Boston, March 26, 2018. I was interviewed by Tom Moroney, Peter Barnes and Pat Carroll. Scroll ahead to 33:30.

“Beat the Press,” WGBH-TV (Channel 2), March 23, 2018. I’m a regular panelist on the show, and I talked about “The Return of the Moguls” for a few minutes at the end of the program.

“Breaking News,” a half-hour report on the fate of The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald by “Chronicle,” WCVB-TV (Channel 5), March 21, 2018. I was among those interviewed.

“Do Newspapers Matter?” An interview with Jon Keller of “Keller at Large,” WBZ-TV (Channel 4), March 18, 2018.

“Shine a light on the new media moguls,” by Cynthia Stead, the Cape Cod Times, March 15, 2018. “Dan Kennedy has written a fine book so we can inform ourselves about who is ultimately controlling the information upon which we all depend, and the answers might leave us longing for a new Charles Foster Kane.”

“Guardians of the newspaper gallery,” by Mark Jurkowitz, The Boston Globe, March 14, 2018. “Exhaustively researched and authoritatively written, ‘The Return of the Moguls’ gives readers a bird’s-eye view and an important understanding of the ongoing efforts — ambitious and in some cases, downright courageous — to reconstruct that business model while introducing us to some of the key people engaged in that enterprise.”

“Billionaires and the Future of Newspapers.” A television interview with Sue O’Connell of NECN’s “The Take,” March 14, 2018.

“Author Spotlight: Dan Kennedy,” a conversation with Trisha L. Wooldridge of Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, February 16, 2018.

“What a Billionaire Can Do for a Paper (Hint: It’s Not Always Good),” Poynter.org, February 12, 2018. Dave Beard talked with me about “The Return of the Moguls” and what lessons it holds for the new ownership of the Los Angeles Times.

Publishers Weekly, January 29, 2018.

Kirkus Reviews, December 19, 2017.

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