Negotiating a new deal for newspapers


Watch your back, Amazon (AMZN). If Steve Brill and his partners get their way, you won't be able to strong-arm newspapers into accepting stingy revenue splits any longer.

Brill, the founder of Court TV and American Lawyer, is the prime mover behind Journalism Online, a start-up formed earlier this year to help publishers increase their online revenues by charging readers for digital content. (Former Wall Street Journal publisher Gordon Crovitz and ex-AT&T exec Leo Hindery are the co-founders.)