Posted on December 21, 2007
Expanding the news brand via acquisitions
It’s high time I sent some blog love to Lucas Grindley, a journalist at HeraldTribune.com in Sarasota, Florida. He compiled a list in April 2007 of “businesses newspapers should buy” — and lo and behold, the buying has begun!
First Jupitermedia bought MediaBistro (July 2007).
Then News Corp. bought Beliefnet (announced Dec. 5), a site about religion that has been winning journalism awards for several years now.
Now Grindley announces that another one of his hot picks is an acquisition target — CNet, a site that’s been delivering reviews and news about technology products almost as long as there has been a WWW.
There are 17 more juicy Web businesses on Grindley’s list — worth thinking about, I’d say.