• Sept 12- Digital First Media, publisher of Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, said it was considering selling itself as part of a review of its options. Digital First Media, formed through the merger of Media News Group and the former Journal Register Co in December last year, said it is the second largest newspaper company in the United States by circulation.

  • Digital First Media exploring possible sale of co. Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    Its publications include the Los Angeles Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News, the Denver Post and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Digital First Media serves 75 million customers monthly. In August, Gannett Co.— owner of USA Today— announced it would make such a move.

  • China shuts newspaper website amid extortion scandal Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 12- China has shut a respected business newspaper's website and opened an investigation, state media said on Friday, after executives confessed they extorted "huge payments" from companies in exchange for quashing critical stories.

  • Venezuela's oldest newspaper avoids shutdown Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela's oldest newspaper says it has staved off closure by reaching a deal with a state company guaranteeing it newsprint for at least two more weeks. El Impulso announced Wednesday that it would stop circulation as of Monday because of falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials.

  • *ECB would prefer not to be forced to do QE- Constancio. *Sees "most significant effect" from TLTROs. FRANKFURT, Sept 11- The European Central Bank would prefer not to be forced to spend billions of euros buying government debt, a process known as quantitative easing, but it cannot rule it out, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said in comments published on Thursday.

  • Dispute over Duke Ellington royalties in court Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, New York— Jazz composer Duke Ellington's grandson urged New York's highest court on Thursday to reinstate his lawsuit seeking half the foreign royalties from Ellington's music for his heirs.

  • Venezuela's oldest newspaper shuts down Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:32 PM ET

    CARACAS, Venezuela— Venezuela's oldest newspaper is shutting down because of a lack of newsprint and a difficult economic climate as the country grapples with chronic shortages. El Impulso announced Wednesday that it will stop circulation because of falling advertising, mounting inflation and a lack of basic materials.

  • Icahn’s firm makes fat-finger error in SEC filing Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:47 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire Carl Icahn's firm made a typo in a regulatory filing that erroneously said it had upped its stake in Gannett.

  • Author says Christian novel plagiarized, sex added Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:29 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A Utah author says a schoolteacher plagiarized her Christian romance novel, added graphic sex scenes and passed it off as her own.

  • Judge refuses to dismiss newspaper lawsuit Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    District Judge Clark Waddoups said the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune made powerful arguments about why the lawsuit should be stopped, but Waddoups said he had to be cautious when stopping a case early in the process. It's no longer self-sustaining, " Utah Newspaper Project attorney Karra Porter said Monday, referring to the Tribune.

  • Publisher of NJ.com, Star-Ledger rolls out changes Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    ISELIN, N.J.— The company that publishes NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other newspapers around the state, has rolled out changes it says recognize its future as an increasingly digitally focused operation.

  • Family-owned Massachusetts newspaper sold Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:44 PM ET

    LYNN, Mass.— The Daily Item of Lynn, which has been owned by the same family since 1877, has been sold to a local investment group.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. *Deal will only escalate market abuse, Google rival says. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators was criticised by Microsoft and other competitors in a last-ditch attempt to influence European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia before he leaves office at the end of October.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Microsoft and publishers across Europe attacked Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators, calling it a "catastrophic" proposal that would serve only to entrench its dominance of the online search market.

  • Sell the movie, write the book     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Brett Ratner, RatPac co-founder & chairman, and Ben Mezrich, "Seven Wonders" author, discuss the genesis of Mezrich's new book and the synergy between the film and publishing industry

  • Opportunity explosion for content: Expert     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    Tom Werner, Carsey-Werner Productions discuss the heated fight for content and where the money is flowing in the new media world.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 3- Sanctions-hit Russian oil producer Rosneft may cut its 2014 output by 2 million tonnes, the daily Kommersant reported on Wednesday, citing several sources close to the company.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- The Washington Post's owner, Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, has named a former executive from rival Politico as publisher of the 137- year-old newspaper, replacing Katharine Weymouth. Frederick J. Ryan Jr. will lead the paper, the Washington Post said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Bezos hires Republican as Wash Post publisher Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Frederick J. Ryan Jr. in July 2002.

    Jeff Bezos' hiring of Fred Ryan as Washington Post publisher ends more than eight decades of Graham family leadership.

  • Paul Ryan: Amazon's power play with my publisher Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    A day after his new book was published, Rep. Paul Ryan said the fight between his publisher Hachette and Amazon is "very frustrating."