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Apps help Rashbass prepare for The Economist's first fall

Media Week – 2012-02-08

The Economist is the magazine industry's undisputed star performer, achieving 61 consecutive circulation rises over the last 31 years, but group chief executive Andrew Rashbass expects global print...

The Economist's Chinese competition

Guardian – 2012-01-30

The Economist has introduced a weekly section devoted to the coverage of China. In a leader announcing the move, the magazine said it is the first time since 1942 - when the US section was introduced...

Economist group sets ethics guidelines

Reuters – 2012-01-06

(Reuters) - The American Economic Association, the world's largest association of economists, on Thursday beefed up disclosure guidelines on the potential conflicts of interest of authors who publish...

Economist Hertz to Collins

The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

Collins has acquired a new title by economist Noreena Hertz, The Tiger and The Snake: Twelve...

Digital Mastery: the rise and rise of The Economist

Editors Weblog – 2011-11-29

Once upon a time, people may have stereotyped of The Economist as a dry, formal publication, which aged company executives would leaf through in their dusty studies. But if those days ever existed,...

Economist group's profits up by 6%

Guardian – 2011-11-28

Further to my interview with the Economist group's chief executive, Andrew Rashbass, it has released its half-yearly results. They show that the group's operating profit rose in the first half of the...

Oops! The Economist discovers it’s been giving away digital subscriptions

Poynter. – 2011-10-21 The Economist is revoking premium digital subscriptions from some users after realizing it’s been accidentally giving them full digital access — for five years, in some cases. The...

Economist pre-tax profits leap 20%

Media Week – 2011-06-21

The publisher of The Economist magazine has reported a 20% leap in pre-tax profits, fuelled by a "strong rebound" in advertising and the popularity of its digital offshoots.

Good news from the UK news magazine sector: record sales for the Economist

Editors Weblog – 2011-02-18

According to the last UK Audit Bureau Circulation figures published on Thursday February 17, the circulation of the Economist, hit, in the last six months, its top average in its 167-year history.As...

Economist's UK circulation tops 200,000

Guardian – 2011-02-17

Record UK circulation for 167-year-old-title, as most current affairs magazines have successful six monthsThe Economist's circulation topped 200,000 in the UK for the first time in the title's...

The Economist Continues Hiring Tear

Folio Mag – 2010-07-15

After some staffing cutbacks last year and in 2008, when the company reportedly let go about a dozen staffers, the North American unit of The Economist is now looking to add roughly 20 positions...

The Economist not published in Thailand

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-19

The Economist magazine said Friday that it would not publish this week's issue in Thailand because of an article regarding the sensitive subject of the revered monarch's succession.

Volunteers Put the Economist Into Chinese

New York Times – 2009-03-02

A Chinese group has been working to translate each issue of the British newsweekly The Economist, a risky enterprise since authorities have banned the magazine in the past.

Economist magazine curbs distribution in Thailand

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-01-26

The latest issue of The Economist will not be distributed in Thailand because of its coverage of the country's monarchy, the magazine said.

Thailand bans Economist magazine

BBC News – 2009-01-26

The latest edition of the Economist magazine is banned in Thailand, apparently because of its coverage of the monarchy.

It’s Called The Economist, Not The Futurist

New York Times – 2008-12-15

For 23 years, The Economist has issued bold predictions for the coming year. Last year, its crystal ball, in the issue called “The World in 2008,” was a little foggy.

Thailand - Issue of "The Economist" magazine withheld over critical article on Thai king – 2008-12-10

(SEAPA/IFEX) - The Thai distributor of "The Economist" banned the 6-10 December 2008 issue of the magazine because it contained an article critical of the country's monarch, news reports said....

Layoffs at National Geographic, EW, Economist Group, Doubledown

Folio Mag – 2008-11-14

The layoffs that have devastated the magazine industry in recent months show no signs of slowing downbefore the year-end holidays.

The Economist Beats Publishing's Blues

CBS News – 2008-10-13

The Economist occupies an intriguing position as the already-shell-shocked publishing industry braces for more bad news on the advertising front.

Economist publisher's profits rise 9%

Guardian – 2012-06-18

The Economist Group reports year-on-year increase despite UK edition's 17% fall in print advertising revenueThe publisher of the Economist increased pre-tax profits by almost 9% year on year to more...

Economist: Digital-Only Subscriptions Up More Than 50%

Editor & Publisher – 2012-06-18

The Economist's digital-only paid circulation grew by more than 50 per cent in the last financial year, according to its annual report published today. The unaudited figures show an increase...

Moving towards digital at the Economist

Editors Weblog – 2013-01-10

The Economist, the shining star among weekly news magazines, sells more than 1.5m print copies but fully expects this figure to decline, said Tom Standage, the publication’s digital editor in an...

Economist Considers Audio-Only Subscription

Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-22

The Economist is considering providing an audio-only subscription, according to Nick Blunden, global digital publisher of the title. The weekly print title, which is also available online and has...

The Economist calls press regulation deal 'a shameful hash'

Guardian – 2013-03-22

Magazine attacks government for raising spectre of state regulationThe Economist has joined the other UK-based weekly news magazines by rejecting the statutory underpinning of a royal charter to...

The Pigs: the Economist pastiche that's taking on the press – in pictures

Guardian – 2013-08-08

Like a travel magazine that only shows a country's cliches, The Pigs is a hilarious and hard-hitting new photobook by Carlos Spottorno that's confronting the international press one satirical caption...

How the nations known as Pigs got an Economist-style makeover

Guardian – 2013-08-08

Carlos Spottorno's satirical photobook uses humour and stunning images to confront economic mudslingingSee a gallery of his images herePointedly designed as a pastiche of the Economist magazine, The...

VIDEO: McGowan imitates economist Schumacher

BBC News – 2013-11-08

Impressionist Alistair McGowan headed to the allotments to explain why his favourite thinker is the green economist E F Schumacher, best known for his 1973 book Small Is Beautiful.

The Economist's New Campaign Dishes Out Real -- and Metaphorical -- Hot Potatoes

Advertising Age – 2013-11-12

International news weekly The Economist is known for its thought-provoking campaigns. Past efforts out of its U.S. agency BBDO New York included pie charts on pizza boxes to get Philadelphia college...

Nobel Prize economist warns of U.S. stock market bubble

Reuters – 2013-12-01

BERLIN (Reuters) - An American who won this year's Nobel Prize for economics believes sharp rises in equity and property prices could lead to a dangerous financial bubble and may end badly, he told a...

The Economist Launches Interactive Tribute To Nelson Mandela

Fast Company – 2013-12-10

A new site utilizes the magazine's archives to explore the South African leader's amazing life.As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, and leaders from around the globe gather for the...

How a trendy French economist could help Ontario's Wynne win: Don Pittis

CBC – 2014-05-03

Capital in the Twenty-First Century, a book by French elite scholar Thomas Piketty, has become an unlikely bestseller. Now, in a real-world test, the people of Ontario will have a chance to prove...

Thomas Piketty terrifies Paul Ryan: Behind the right’s desperate, laughable need to destroy an economist – 2014-05-01

Five years post-collapse, Piketty and Elizabeth Warren offer a way ahead. That's why the right must destroy them

How the Economist Group is retooling for programmatic

Digiday – 2014-06-18

The rise of programmatic isn't just complicating the picture for publishers -- its also making things more difficult for their sales teams. The post How the Economist Group is retooling for...

Economist Intelligence Unit Report Calls for Urgent Global Action to Combat the Growing Tuberculosis Pandemic

CNW – 2014-06-30

LONDON, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - A new report on tuberculosis (TB) published today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) investigates the increasing health challenges posed by TB and calls for new ...

Obama says corporate America has benefited from his policies: the Economist

Reuters – 2014-08-03

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said corporate America has done well under his economic policies, telling the Economist magazine that CEOs should stop complaining about regulations and...

Economist cashes in on digital sales boom to get jump on Private Eye

The Guardian – 2014-08-14

News magazine sector reports largely positive results with the Economist digital edition enjoying 72% surge in sales Continue reading...

The Economist Is Sorry About Its 'Not All Slave Masters' Book Review

The Atlantic Wire – 2014-09-05

The Economist retracts its review of a non-fiction book on slavery after being criticized for arguing that it's somehow biased to acknowledge that slaves were victims of ......

The Economist to launch daily bite-size digital briefing

The Guardian – 2014-11-06

The Economist Espresso will be 171-year-old weekly magazines first daily edition Continue reading...

The Economist Pulls Charlie Hebdo Cartoon From Southeast Asia Edition

The Huffington Post – 2015-01-16

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Economist has removed a picture showing the cover of Charlie Hebdo, which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad, from one of the British newsmagazine's editions...

Economist magazine appoints its first female editor

The Guardian – 2015-01-22

Business affairs editor Zanny Minton Beddoes succeeds John Micklethwait, who has held the role for nine yearsZanny Minton Beddoes has been appointed editor of the Economist, the first female to land...

Economist nears the limit of an old growth theory

The Guardian – 2015-01-25

Editor John Micklethwait departs on a high. But print circulation may never be so high - nor fortunes quite so serene – againYou used to judge successful editors by a simple test. How many copies...

There's a reason why at The Economist we don't chase the millennial generation

The Guardian – 2015-03-04

Our typical reader is better defined by their progressive worldview than their ageThe starting point for publishers to carve out space in this hyper-competitive environment has to be uniqueness of...

The New Economist Cover Likens Latinos To Chili Peppers

The Huffington Post – 2015-03-17

The Economist is under fire for running a cover image directly equating Latinos in the United States to one spicy and stereotypical food. The cover story, "How to fire up America," looks at...

The Economist Films: The UK magazine launches its first film studio

Digiday – 2015-03-17

On Monday, The Economist Group announced the launch of Economist Films, which will work with Economist journalists to produce original video content. While The Economist already makes some video...

Apple Watch Gets Another Media App: The Economist

Advertising Age – 2015-03-27

The Economist -- a dense, erudite weekly magazine based in London -- is opening up shop on Apple Watch, where subscribers to the magazine's digital edition will be able to listen to Economist...

How NYT, CNN and The Economist are Approaching the Apple Watch

Editor & Publisher – 2015-03-31

Precious few people have seen an Apple Watch in person, but publishers are betting Apple will churn out another hit with consumers.   “It’s a gamble, but it’s...

After 171 Years, The Economist Publishes Its First Foreign-Language Edition

Advertising Age – 2015-04-08

The Economist has avoided publishing foreign-language editions in the past, considering them too pricey and impractical. The 171-year-old weekly is getting in the game now with a bilingual app aimed...

Housing bubble: Economist warns home prices are 35% too high

CBC – 2015-04-20

In a survey of housing costs around the world, the Economist magazine says Canada’s housing prices are 35 per cent overvalued when compared to Canadian incomes.

Economist magazine calls Vancouver 'mind-numbingly boring'

CBC – 2015-05-26

A columnist with The Economist magazine has taken another pot shot at Vancouver and its consistently high rankings on livability indexes— but the city remains in great company, it would appear.

(VIDEO) Expansion Planned for Guardian's Programmatic Alliance w/ CNN Intl, Economist, Financial Times and Reuters, via Rubicon Project Platform

The Huffington Post – 2015-05-26

LONDON -- Back in March, The Guardian and four other UK publishers with global ambitions announced they were forming the Pangea Alliance, a shared scheme to pool first-party ad data for ad buyers...

Washington Post on right path with Amazon founder’s help, says The Economist

Poynter. – 2015-05-29

The Economist There should be no more closely watched media transformation than what is playing out at The Washington Post. It’s why one might check out the new edition of The Economist that...

The Economist: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” is “just good enough to get away with” justifying its existence – 2015-07-14

"He writes with the torrential outrage of a campaigning Victorian," the brave anonymous reviewer argues

Pearson says in talks to sell its 50 pct stake in The Economist

Reuters – 2015-07-25

LONDON, July 25 (Reuters) - British publishing group Pearson said on Saturday it was in talks to sell its 50 percent stake in The Economist Group, publisher of The Economist newspaper.

Pearson in Talks to Sell Economist Stake

The Wall Street Journal – 2015-07-25

Pearson said that it is in talks over the potential sale of its 50% stake in the The Economist Group, just days after the U.K.-based publisher and education specialist agreed to sell its Financial...

Pearson to sell Economist stake

BBC – 2015-07-26

Publishing company Pearson is to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group, days after announcing the sale of the Financial Times.

Pearson confirms Economist sale talks

The Bookseller – 2015-07-28

Pearson has confirmed that it is in talks to sell The Economist Group. The company said it is “in discussions” with the board of The Economist Group and with trustees regarding sale of its 50%...

After Financial Times, Pearson Announces Plans to Sell The Economist Magazine Also

Editor & Publisher – 2015-07-27

Pearson Plc moved closer to an exit from business publishing as it announced plans to dispose of its stake in the 172-year-old Economist magazine, just days after the sale of The Financial Times...

Paul Krugman Unloads On Rockstar Economist's New Book

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-05

It is not often that liberal economist Paul Krugman breaks publicly with Thomas Piketty, a renowned authority on income inequality. They are both among the world’s most prominent critics of...

Pearson Set to Offload Economist Stake for 400M Pounds

Editor & Publisher – 2015-08-10

Pearson is expected to announce the sale of its stake in the publisher of The Economist magazine as early as this week for about £400m, according to people close to the matter.   The...

Pearson sells Economist Group stake for £469m

The Guardian – 2015-08-12

Existing shareholder Exor increases its holding from 4.7% to 43.4% to become the largest single shareholder in the publishing groupPearson has sold its 50% stake in the Economist Group, publisher of...

Pearson sells Economist Group stake

BBC – 2015-08-12

Publishing group Pearson says it has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the Economist Group for £469m.

Pearson Unloads $731 Million Stake In The Economist

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-12

In a move the company says will strengthen its editorial independence, The Economist Group announced Wednesday that it would buy back 5 million of its shares -- worth an approximate $284 million --...

Private Eye and Economist enjoy rises as news magazines buck trends

The Guardian – 2015-08-13

Combined digital and print circulations grow across much of the market, with the Week reporting increase of 17% in first half of 2015News and current affairs magazines have bucked downward trends...

Pearson Sells 50% Stake in Publisher of the Economist

The Wall Street Journal – 2015-08-13

Pearson has agreed to sell its 50% stake in the publisher of the Economist magazine to the unit’s existing shareholders for about $730 million in cash, the company’s latest move to focus on...

The Economist becomes a family affair

The Guardian – 2015-08-15

Italy’s Agnellis are the latest wealthy dynasty – in the wake of the Murdochs, the Barclays and the Sulzbergers – to take control of a global media brandRupert Pennant-Rea sat pensively in the...

Fed should wait with raising rates: World Bank economist

Reuters – 2015-09-09

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve should hold off on raising interest rates until the global economy is more stable, the World Bank's chief economist said in an interview with the...

Print Is ‘Just Another Device’ at The Economist

Editor & Publisher – 2015-10-02

Paywalls, display advertising, sponsored content, and micropayments are just some of the revenue streams publishers have been exploring to fund their reporting.   But research studies are...

Moody's, The Economist warn of high Canadian debt, housing prices

CBC – 2015-10-19

Ratings agency Moody’s and magazine The Economist are sounding the alarm about rising consumer debt loads in Canada and some housing markets that are significantly overvalued.

Forget Short Attention Spans, The Economist is Going Long on Digital Video

Editor & Publisher – 2015-10-28

While most publishers are trying to figure out how to get video shorter to distribute on platforms like Facebook and Snapchat, The Economist is betting on a long-form approach.   Its...

The Economist Adopts Time-Based Ad Sales

Editor & Publisher – 2015-11-04

The Economist is ready to move beyond the impression and bet heavily on user attention-based selling as the future.   The publisher, which operates a hybrid subscription and ad-funded business...

Economist appoints Tessa Jowell to board as Google's Eric Schmidt departs

The Guardian – 2015-12-10

Former Labour culture minister among new appointments along with co-founder of Brent HobermanThe Economist has shaken up its board with appointments including former Labour culture...

How The Economist plans to grow attention-based ad sales

Digiday – 2016-02-04

The Economist wants 20 time-based ad campaigns on its books by the end of 2016, after being buoyed by positive results from its first pilot with a major luxury brand. The publisher now has a second...

The Economist relaunches Intelligent Life as 1843

Digiday – 2016-03-01

The Economist’s culture magazine, Intelligent Life, is getting a global rebrand, expanding out of Europe to Asia and America. Global managing director of The Economist, Nick Blunden, said expanding...

'The Economist' Tells Brand Stories to Dodge Ad Disruption, Paul Rossi Explains (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post – 2016-04-04

After 172 years in print, The Economist magazine should know a thing or two about two key media topics - business models, and cyclicality. Paul Rossi thinks he has a radar for both. That's why the...

The Economist Will Pitch Sponsored Mini-Documentaries in Its NewFronts Debut

AdWeek – 2016-04-08

The Economist—the 172-year-old British publication known for its thoughtful perspectives on politics, international affairs and finance—will showcase Economist Films for the...

Why The Economist and the Guardian are betting on their own VR apps

Digiday – 2016-05-26

The Economist and the Guardian have each launched their own virtual reality apps, and there will be more to come. The Economist’s app will house all of its upcoming VR projects, which isn’t the...

Economist editor: ‘We don’t want to be the grandpa at the disco’

The Guardian – 2016-05-29

Zanny Minton Beddoes on new owners, battling Brexit, and making a 173-year-old title work onlineZanny Minton Beddoes’ office may have a worn and old-fashioned feel, indeed it wouldn’t be...

‘Between scrappy and slick’: How The Economist is using Facebook live video

Digiday – 2016-06-13

The Economist has been experimenting with Facebook Live since January and, along the way, is trying to figure out how to translate its polished journalistic brand to the raw format. The publisher is...

Inside The Economist’s in-app attention-based ad sales

Digiday – 2016-06-28

The Economist is one of the pioneers of time-based sales, and it's extending the method to more of its real estate. The majority of its in-app mobile inventory is now sold via attention-guaranteed...

‘We were wasting time churning out tweets’: The Economist guide to quality over quantity

Digiday – 2016-07-27

The Economist has spent a year finessing its social media team, growing its writers from two to 10, mostly based in the U.K. Last year, for each article published, 15 separate tweets were written,...

How the Economist drives programmatic revenue through audience extensions

Digiday – 2016-08-08

The Economist isn’t a scale proposition. The bulk of its revenue comes from its paid subscriptions, 304,000 of which are digital, and 1.5 million print. Not having a mammoth...

The Economist and Financial Times lead the Digiday Awards Europe finalist nominations

Digiday – 2016-10-05

Meet the Digiday Awards Europe finalists. Legacy publishers The Economist and the Financial Times are the ones to watch with four nominations each. The winners will be announced at the Digiday Awards...

The Economist is joining Snapchat Discover

Digiday – 2016-10-07

Snapchat is bringing more serious news to its Discover section, adding a new channel from The Economist this weekend. The Economist could help Snapchat appeal to older users, while the publisher sees...

The new programmatic arsenal: How Turner, The Economist are beefing up their approach

Digiday – 2016-10-28

Premium publishers and broadcasters are acknowledging programmatic as a key component of their digital ad strategies. In order to take control back from the demand side in today’s programmatic...

The Economist ditches Pinterest and Tumblr, renews focus on LinkedIn

Digiday – 2016-11-07

In August, the Economist axed its Pinterest and Tumblr accounts. “We found it difficult to articulate what our raison d’etre for Pinterest was,” said Denise Law, community editor at the...

How The Economist is getting more reach for VR content

Digiday – 2016-12-21

Virtual reality doesn’t have the big audience numbers to attract all types of brand advertisers. Publishers like The Economist are making sure their VR content is available on more platforms. While...

Will software eat the world? Innovators at Chicago's Economist summit say 'yes'

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2017-03-16

On Feb. 28, The Economist, the London-based magazine, held its 2017 Innovation Summit in downtown Chicago. The audience primarily consisted of CEOs, consultants, the media, and university...

Inside The Economist’s Plan to Conquer America

Folio Magazine – 2017-04-07

CMO Michael Brunt details the 175-year-old magazine's strategy to boost circulation revenue by penetrating a still largely untapped market. The post Inside The Economist’s Plan to Conquer...

The Economist’s go-slow approach to its site redesign

Digiday – 2017-04-19

Page latency remains top of mind for publishers and The Economist now boasts a homepage that loads twice, with subscribers reading 10 percent more articles than before. The post The Economist’s...

The Economist Claims a Trump Bump

Folio Magazine – 2017-05-02

The UK-based magazine sees digital subscriptions rise 19 percent YoY in North America. The post The Economist Claims a Trump Bump appeared first on Folio:.

The Economist is helping advertisers find Economist readers off its properties

Digiday – 2017-07-05

The Economist's conversations with advertisers are pivoting toward how to use its subscriber data to inform a brand’s campaign-targeting objectives outside the publisher's own inventory. The post...

New Yorker and Economist covers slam Trump's defence of white supremacists

The Guardian – 2017-08-18

Magazines show Trump blowing wind into a Ku Klux Klan sail and shouting through a KKK megaphoneThe cover pages of the New Yorker and Economist have criticised President Donald Trump’s defence of a...

Venezuela presidential hopeful wants Wall Street economist on team

Yahoo! News – 2018-03-01

By Andrew Cawthorne and Vivian Sequera CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon said on Wednesday he would like a Wall Street economist, who sees dollarization as the...

The Economist Taps New Publisher and COO | People on the Move

Folio Magazine – 2018-04-13

Meredith Corp. names a publisher for Allrecipes, Glamour hires an art director from Cosmo, and more media moves this week. The post The Economist Taps New Publisher and COO | People on the Move...

An Economist’s Fix to the Iran Deal

Yahoo! News – 2018-06-11

The new sanctions regime would give much less leeway for Iran to act like a rogue state. In his speech at the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set out clear conditions...

Economist Group Nears Agreement to Sell CQ Roll Call

Folio Magazine – 2018-07-25

The Economist Group is nearing a deal to sell CQ Roll Call to SaaS firm FiscalNote in exchange for an 18 percent stake in the company, according to an announcement released Wednesday. Expected to be...

The Economist Stands By Steve Bannon Speaking Gig; Pledges “Rigorous Questioning”

Folio Magazine – 2018-09-04

Amid calls for a boycott and public pressure to follow The New Yorker in canceling a speaking gig the magazine booked for Steve Bannon, The Economist is standing by its decision to include the...

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