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With the NBA’s new broadcasting deal, the players now have all the power

The approximately $24 billion deal is means a subtle but important change in the dynamics of American basketball.

Does Upworthy prove media outlets are hurting themselves by publishing so much content?

Upworthy published 250 pieces a month and gets more than 80 million readers for them. That's insane.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 10, 2013
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Can you run a great media organization and also do business in China?

What Bloomberg News's China problem teaches about the strange economics of media.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 5, 2013
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How Facebook could kill the new wave of viral media

What Facebook giveth, Facebook can taketh away.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 3, 2013
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Being a viral genius is going viral

What the rest of the media can learn from Gawker's Neetzan Zimmerman.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 2, 2013
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Gawker Media has more readers than the top-circulation U.S. magazines

Who's out-of-touch now?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 27, 2013
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Can Newscorp survive without Fox?

The publishing company isn't faring well in its first quarter after separating from Rupert Murdoch's cash cows.

Disney tales: TV and movies are terrible businesses. Theme parks are awesome.

Here's what a Mickey Mouse earnings report teaches about the economics of media.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 8, 2013
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TV was just the beginning. Now, Netflix is gunning for film studios.

Netflix wants to stream box-office films the day they come out. But how?

Imagining a world without Fox News

Cable news isn't what's polarizing America.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 9, 2013
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Don Graham explains why he’s selling The Washington Post to Jeff Bezos

In an interview, Washington Post CEO Don Graham explains why he's selling the paper his family built.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 6, 2013
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Some thoughts on The Post being sold to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

Remember, the Post isn't being sold to Amazon. It's being sold to Bezos. He's buying it as an individual.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 5, 2013
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Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post. Here’s what that means.

Jeff Bezos is buying us. Here's what that has to do with the future of media.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Aug 5, 2013
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Obama is wrong. Traditional journalism isn’t dead.

The 'new media' is more traditional than you think,

The media loves covering scandal. We don’t love telling you when the scandal falls apart.

A look at "the scandal attention cycle," and Wonkblog's role in it.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 1, 2013
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Nate Silver’s genius isn’t math. It’s journalism.

Silver's reputation as a math wizard often obscures his innovations as a journalist. But it's the latter that makes him so valuable to ESPN and ABC News.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 23, 2013
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Here’s a secret decoder ring for reading stories about the next Fed chair

Stories about who might be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve are weird and hard to parse. Here's how to interpret them.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 8, 2013
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Google Reader dies today. Here’s why I’m not replacing it.

Dear Google Reader: You've been great. I've loved our time together. But maybe this is for the best.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 1, 2013
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In restaurants and television, it’s bundles all the way down

The right debate isn't big packages vs. a la carte. It's bundles vs. bundles.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 30, 2013
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Here’s what the Bloomberg data scandal reveals about how the media really makes money

Bloomberg LP has an economic moat that makes it immensely profitable. The latest controversy shows a challenge of making it last.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 13, 2013
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