Hope for struggling newspaper companies and discouraged journalists came from an unlikely quarter this week.

Lauren Rich Fine was the most powerful media-stock analyst on Wall Street for more than a decade. She built her career telling newspapers how to maximize profits to boost share price, then retired a year ago. Thursday she delivered an unusual message:

Make less money. Get off the stock exchange.


Hope for struggling newspaper companies and discouraged journalists came from an unlikely quarter this week.

Lauren Rich Fine was the most powerful media-stock analyst on Wall Street for more than a decade. She built her career telling newspapers how to maximize profits to boost share price, then retired a year ago. Thursday she delivered an unusual message:

Make less money. Get off the stock exchange.

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