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Gannett Offers Buyouts to 665 USCP Workers

U.S. newspapers President Bob Dickey just sent a memo to employees of his division, which employs about 20,000: CONFIDENTIAL TO: U.S.C.P. Employees FR: U.S. Community Publishing President Bob Dickey... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-09

Gannett's profits plunge by 33%

Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the United States, posted lower than expected earnings for the final three months of 2011.It reported a 33% drop in income to $116.9m (£74m) compared with... | Guardian – 2012-01-31

Gannett 4Q earnings, revenue decline

(01-30) 09:59 PST McLean, Va. (AP) -- Gannett Co. reported a 33 percent drop in its fourth-quarter net income Monday. The media company, which publishes USA Today and owns a network of broadcast,... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-30

Gannett Shuts Down New York Entertainment and Nightlife Website, Metromix

Gannett Co. has shuttered the New York arm of the local entertainment and nightlife network, Metromix, Capital has learned. The New York Metromix editor, Kirk Miller, broke the news to his writers... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-17

Gannett buys thousands of iPhones and iPads for its journalists

Gannett, the largest US newspaper publisher, is providing its editorial staff with iPhones, iPads and netbooks.The company has told employees that it is buying thousands of devices. In the memo from... | Guardian – 2011-12-23

Gannett plans to erect paywalls as Chicago title starts charging

Paywalls are going up at scores of US newspapers. The largest publisher, Gannett, has announced plans to charge online users from early next year.The Chicago Sun-Times and its 39 affiliated suburban... | Guardian – 2011-12-08

Gannett 3Q net income lower, matches Street views

(10-17) 06:35 PDT McLean, Va. (AP) -- Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and 81 other daily newspapers, says its third-quarter net income declined slightly as the company kept expenses in line with... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-10-17

Gannett Profit Slips

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and other newspapers, posted a 1.6% drop in earnings as ad revenue dropped 8.5%. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-10-17

Gannett CEO, Chairman resigns for health reasons

Gannett Co. chairman and CEO Craig Dubow has resigned for health reasons. His tenure coincided with a steep decline in print advertising that triggered painful cutbacks at the largest U.S. newspaper... | – 2011-10-07

Gannett CEO taking 2nd medical leave in 2 years

(09-15) 16:28 PDT McLean, Va. (AP) -- Gannett CEO Craig Dubow is taking a medical leave of absence for the second time in two years from the largest U.S. newspaper publisher. Gracia Martore, Gannett'... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-09-16

Yahoo, Gannett Expand Local Ad Tie-In

Embattled media companies Yahoo and Gannett are getting even cozier. Facing revenue declines, the Internet giant and the country’s biggest newspaper publisher are hoping they can boost their bottom... | AdWeek – 2011-08-31

Gannett Newspaper Revenue Falls 6.5% in Weak Ad Climate

The publisher of USA Today said that ad revenue at its newspapers dropped 6.5 percent as national advertisers pulled back on their spending. | The New York Times – 2011-07-19

Gannett reports 22% drop in 2Q net income

Associated Press | Poynter. – 2011-07-19

Gannett Boosts Dividend

Gannett said profit fell 22% but digital sales were strong. The publisher of USA Today more than doubled its dividend. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-07-18

Gannett reports lower 2nd-quarter earnings

(07-18) 06:28 PDT McLean, Va. (AP) -- Gannett Co, the publisher of USA Today and more than 80 other daily newspapers, said Monday that its second quarter net income declined 23 percent, dragged down... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-18

Gannett laying off 700 more workers amid ad slump

The nation's largest newspaper publisher is laying off another 700 employees to cope with an unrelenting advertising slump. | – 2011-06-22

Gannett newspaper chain to lay off 700 workers

Company says national print advertising revenue down 11 percentGannett Co. is cutting 2 percent of its workforce, or 700 employees, at its U.S. Community Publishing division as the company struggles... | Baltimore Sun – 2011-06-22

Gannett plans to fire 700 staff

The US newspaper company Gannett is to fire 700 newspaper staff, some 2% of the company's total work force.The job reductions will affect the company's community publishing division, which consists... | Guardian – 2011-06-22

Gannett cuts deeper still at US papers

Gannett, the largest US newspaper publisher, appears to be imposing a wage freeze at its community division. It was reported earlier today that freezes have been instituted at five of the company's... | Guardian – 2011-04-27

Gannett Top Pick Among Newspaper Analysts

Consensus on Wall Street is that if you’re looking for a newspaper stock to own, the best bet is Gannett Co. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-21

Gannett's newspaper ad woes drag down 1Q earnings

A prolonged slide in Gannett Co.'s newspaper business overshadowed improvements in the company's broadcast and online operations as the publisher of USA Today reported a sharp drop in first-quarter... | – 2011-04-19

Gannett Earnings Decline on Lower ad Revenue

Gannett says digital revenue grew 12% during the quarter. But revenue from print ads, which makeup about half of Gannett’s revenue, fell 7%. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-18

Gannett first-quarter profit down 23%

paidContent Gannett’s publishing revenue (advertising and circulation) declined 6.2 percent while digital revenue rose 12 percent in the first quarter. Total revenue fell 3.7 percent to $1.25... | Poynter. – 2011-04-18

Gannett posts lower 1Q earnings, ad revenue down

(04-18) 07:07 PDT McLean, Va. (AP) -- Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and more than 80 other daily newspapers, says its first-quarter net income fell, weighed by special charges and lower ad... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-18

Gannett Earnings Fall

Earnings at Gannett, publisher of USA Today and dozens of local newspapers, fell in the first quarter as the print advertising market remained soft. | The New York Times – 2011-04-18

UK ad decline hits Gannett profits

paidContent: Double-digit rise in publisher's digital revenue fails to offset slump in print income. By David Kaplan | Guardian – 2011-04-18

Gannett, a Major News Publisher, Doubles Profits

The company’s second-quarter profit more than doubled from a year earlier, helped by rebounding broadcast revenue and a 12 percent drop in expenses. | New York Times – 2010-07-17

Gannett Explains Percentage Of Publishing Decline

Gannett Explains Percentage Of Publishing Decline | Fox Business – 2010-07-16

Newspaper publisher Gannett to partner with Yahoo on local advertising sales

MCLEAN, Va. - Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, is partnering with Yahoo Inc. to sell local online advertising. It's a deal that could help Gannett boost revenue as its traditional... | Yahoo – 2010-07-16

Gannett to Analysts: Ad Decline is Slowing, Debt Shrinking

Addressing analysts in New York Thursday, Gannett executives reported continuing favorable revenue trends and positive results from changes made "across every area of the company." Gannett continues... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-18

No Q2 Furloughs for Big Earners, Gannett Says

An apparent memo from Gannett Co.¿s U.S. Community Publishing President Bob Dickey Tuesday said the nation¿s largest newspaper publisher will order no unpaid furloughs in the second quarter,... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-16

Mei-Mei Chan Rejoins Gannett as Ft. Myers 'News-Press' Publisher

Mei-Mei Chan has been named president and publisher of the Gannett-owned News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., effective March 29. She moves to the News-Press from The Seattle Times Co. where she was the... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-15

Gannett Aiding Competitor in Sale of 'Honolulu Advertiser'?

Gannett Co. Inc. and Oahu Publications Inc. (OPI) have reached an agreement for OPI to acquire The Honolulu Advertiser and its related assets, including its Web site, non-daily publications, and... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-08

Gannett Names New Senior V.P./Labor Relations

William A. Behan, who had been Gannett Co.'s vice president/labor relations, was promoted to senior vice president/labor relations on Monday. | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-01

Gannett Ending Wage Freeze

Gannett Co. is ending the wage freeze at its newspapers, U.S Community Publishing (USCP) President Bob Dickey announced Monday. | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-01

Black Considered Folding 'Honolulu Star-Bulletin' Last Year Before Offering to Buy Gannett's 'Advertiser'

David Black, the majority owner of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, says he and its other owners considered closing the paper last year -- but decided instead to make what turned out to be a successful... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-28

Gannett Selling 'Honolulu Advertiser' to Rival 'Star-Bulletin'

The parent company of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on Thursday announced it was purchasing longtime rival The Honolulu Advertiser, the largest newspaper in Hawaii. | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-26

New Gannett COO Martore Cuts Her Promotion Raise

In her new job as president and chief operating officer of Gannett Co., Gracia Martore got a bump in her base salary to $950,000 from the $700,000 she made as CFO. But in a Securities and Exchange... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-04

Decline in One-Time Costs Lifts Gannett

The publishing company, which earned $133.6 million in the last quarter, said lower costs helped it beat estimates of Wall Street analysts. | New York Times – 2010-02-02

Gannett posts profit on cuts, smaller slide in ad sales

Gannett, the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, said Monday it turned a profit in the fourth quarter, helped by a drop in one-time costs and a smaller decline in ad sales. | Washington Post – 2010-02-02

Optimism Makes a Comeback During Gannett Call

Newly appointed Gannett President and COO Gracia Martore signaled during a Q4 earnings call this morning something that has been AWOL the past year or so: potential positive results in the months... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-01

Gracia Martore Promoted to Gannett President & COO

Gracia Martore, who has been CFO of Gannett Co. Inc. since January 2003, was named to the new position of president and chief operating officer, Chairman and CEO Craig Dubow announced Monday morning... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-01

Gannett Swings to Q4 Profit on Cost Cutting, Lower Ad Declines

Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, reported a fourth quarter profit of $133.6 million Monday, compared to a loss in the same period of 2008 that included a multi-billion dollar... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-01

Binghamton Paper Uses Translators, Borrows Other Gannett Staffers for Aftermath of Mass Slaughter

"We know we play a very important role, and this is a reminder of [that]," Editor Calvin Stovall says about coverage of the Binghamton, N.Y., shooting that left 14 dead. "But we have had the people... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-04-06

Gannett Rolls Out New Content-Delivery Initiative

Gannett announced today a new company-wide project called ContentOne and has appointed Tara Connell to lead the initiative. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-30

Gannett imposes another round of furloughs in 2Q

Gannett Co. is forcing most of its U.S. employees to take another week of unpaid leave this year as the largest U.S. newspaper publisher prepares for its rapidly sinking advertising revenue to... | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-23

AP: Gannett slashes CEO's pay package by 60 pct

Gannett Co. slashed its chief executive's pay package by 60 percent last year, passing along the financial misery that has tormented the largest U.S. newspaper publisher as its stock price and... | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-19

Gannett CEO Dubow's Pay Package Slashed

An Associated Press analysis of Gannett Co. figures filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission show the company slashed CEO Craig Dubow's pay package by 60% last year, passing along the... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-19

Gannett: Sale talks delay paper's closing

The Tucson Citizen will not close as planned on Saturday because there are continuing negotiations with two interested buyers, the newspaper's publisher, Gannett Co. Inc., announced Tuesday. | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-18

Furlough Week a Challenge for Gannett Editors

"I left my Blackberry at home," recalls Randy Lovely, editor of The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, one of the Gannett papers that must follow a "zero-tolerance" no-work rule during the mandated week... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-10

Furloughs, Shorter Hours Coming to Gannett U.K. Papers, Too

Newsquest, Gannett Co.'s community newspaper publishing group in Great Britain, is asking its employees to take the same unpaid furlough that is mandatory for the chain's U.S. employees. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-10

Gannett Investment-Grade Credit Rating Pulled by S&P, Too

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Monday pulled its investment-grade credit rating for Gannett Co., the second ratings agency to assign "junk bond" ratings to the nation's biggest newspaper... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

Gannett Loses Investment-Grade Rating

Gannett Co. Inc., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, lost its investment-grade credit rating from Moody's Investors Service Thursday. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-26

Gannett slashes dividend 90 pct, saving $325M

Gannett Co. is slashing the dividend on its stock for the first time in its history as the largest U.S. newspaper publisher finally succumbs to the financial squeeze that has triggered similar moves... | AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-25

Gannett Board Slashes its Dividend

After much speculation, the board of directors at Gannett decided to slash its dividend by 90% -- declaring a quarterly payment of 4 cents per share. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-25

Gannett Stock Hits All-Time Low

Shares of Gannett Co. Inc. fell to their lowest level ever Tuesday on heavy trading. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-03

In Latest Downgrade, Gannett Stays Out of Junk Territory -- Barely

Gannett Co. Inc.'s debt remains investment-grade -- barely -- after Moody's Investors Service Monday downgraded the nation's largest newspaper company credit rating one notch. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-02

Moody's downgrades Gannett, citing revenue slump

Moody's Investors Service downgraded the credit ratings of Gannett Co., publisher of USA Today, on Monday, concerned by an ongoing slide in advertising revenue. | AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-02-02

Gannett Co., By the Numbers

Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, reports earnings for the fourth quarter and full year before the market opens Friday. The following is a summary of key developments and... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-28

Gannett to Furlough Workers for Week

The nation’s largest newspaper publisher said that it will force thousands of workers to take a week off without pay. | New York Times – 2009-01-16

Is Gannett Planning to Drop AP and Form Own Content Service?

NEW YORK A new report suggests that Gannett is testing a service that would take the place of Associated Press content at some of its dozens of daily newspapers. | Editor & Publisher – 2009-01-16

Gannett offering time off sans pay :Publisher plans 1-week furloughs to avoid job cuts.

NEW YORK -- USA Today publisher Gannett Co. imposed one-week unpaid furloughs for most of its U.S. employees Wednesday, saying the move could help minimize the need for further layoffs amid a severe... | South Bend Tribune – 2009-01-15

Gannett Planning Own Content Service?

A new report suggests that Gannett is testing a service that would take the place of Associated Press content at some of it dozens of daily newspapers. | Mediaweek – 2009-01-15

Gannett Announces One-Week, Unpaid Furloughs

"We are doing this to preserve our operations and continue to deliver for our customers while confronting the issues raised by some of the most difficult economic conditions we have ever... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-14

Gannett should radically slash its $1.60 annual dividend

RealMoney via Yahoo Finance | Poynter.Org – 2009-01-14

Gannett Editor Resigns to Lead Freedom Forum

The editor of USA Today said that he is resigning to head a foundation devoted to press freedom. | New York Times – 2008-12-18

Daily Journal, Gannett bestow foundation grants

VINELAND -- The Daily Journal and the Gannett Foundation have announced $12,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Cumberland and Atlantic counties. | Daily Journal – 2008-12-17

Gannett Repurchases $117 Million Of Debt

Gannett said Friday it repurchased $117 million of debt in a tender offer completed Thursday night. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-12

Gannett Chief: We Know How to Manage Through Bad Times

Craig Dubow, chairman and CEO of Gannett, spoke to investors this morning about the progress of the company during the UBS media and communications conference in New York. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-10

Gannett: 2009 Sales May Fall 8%

Gannett Co., the nation's leading newspaper publisher, on Wednesday predicted its full-year sales would fall about 8 percent, but its forecast was largely in line with analyst expectations. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-10

Gannett cuts jobs at Lansing State Journal

The Lansing State Journal on Wednesday laid off 31 full-time and part-time workers in multiple departments, a response to weak economic conditions. The job reductions were part of a previously... | Lansing State Journal – 2008-12-04

Gannett's 'St. Cloud (Minn.) Times' Lays Off 23

Gannett Co.'s Times Media unit, publisher of the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times announced it had cut 23 of its 217 earlier this week. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-04

Newark, Ohio Pressroom Absorbing Work from Gannett's Advantage Press

Gannett will close its Advantage Press in Carroll, Ohio, in February, eliminating 50 jobs and moving some print work to the pressroom of The Advocate, in Newark, which already prints about a... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-04

Paper Cuts: Every Gannett Paper Listed Here

The toll mounts. Here is the Thursday morning accounting, with cuts vs. total staff. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-04

Gannett Co. acquires social media firm Ripple6

Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today, said Thursday it had acquired social media services company Ripple6 Inc., whose platform already powers Gannett's sites. | AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-11-13

Gannett Credit Downgraded Again, This Time By S&P

For the second consecutive day, a credit ratings agency on Tuesday downgraded the debt incurred by Gannett Co. Inc. And once more, the agency said it believes the dropping revenue and cash flow at... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-11

Klink Named `Indy Star¿ V.P. Of Finance, Gannett Interstate Group Controller

Bruce Klink, who had been vice president of financial operations for Gannett Co. Inc.'s U.S. Community Publishing Group, has been named vice president of finance for the chain¿s Indianapolis... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-11

S&P cuts ratings on Gannett Co. to near junk

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Tuesday cut the long-term credit ratings of Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today, by two notches to near-junk status, reflecting the advertising slowdown. | AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-11-11

Tribune posts loss, Moody's downgrades Gannett

Tribune Co, the U.S. newspaper publisher and broadcaster trying to pay off billions of dollars in debt, reported a loss from continuing operations and a 10 percent revenue drop on Monday as... | Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-10

Gannett to Cut 10% of Workers as Its Profit Slips

The 10 percent figure translates to roughly 3,000 people at the nation’s largest newspaper chain, which has indicated its flagship paper, USA Today, would not be affected. | New York Times – 2008-10-30

Gannett, parent of The Courier-Journal, plans job cuts

Gannett Co. Inc., parent of The Courier-Journal, plans to cut staff at its newspapers by 10 percent by early December. | Louisville Courier-Journal – 2008-10-28

Gannett will cut 10% of newspaper jobs

Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper publisher, is planning to cut about 10% of jobs at its local newspapers as it fights advertising declines made worse by the global financial crisis. | USA Today – 2008-10-28

Gannett Reports Ad Revenue Off 16.8% for August

Gannett reported today that advertising revenue at its publishing division plunged 16.8% in August compared to the same period a year ago on steep declines in classified advertising revenue. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-09-15

Gannett buys more of CareerBuilder from Tribune

NEW YORK (Reuters) - USA Today publisher Gannett Co Inc has increased its stake in the CareerBuilder jobs website to 50.8 percent by buying a 10 percent stake for $135 million from Tribune Co, the... | Reuters – 2008-09-03

Gannett Cuts 120 Jobs At Six New Jersey Newspapers

A story in the chain's Asbury Park Press of Neptune revealed that the cuts were spread across that paper, as well as the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, the Home News Tribune in East Brunswick, the... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-20

Gannett to cut 1,000 jobs

Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper company and owner of the Detroit Free Press and USA Today, said it plans to eliminate about 1,000 positions at its U.S. community newspapers, boosting its... | Detroit Free Press – 2008-08-15

US publisher Gannett to axe 1,000 staff posts

Gannett, the largest US newspaper publisher and owner of UK subsidiary Newsquest, is to cut 1,000 job roles in its American operation due to declining ad revenue and circulation. By Mark Sweney | Guardian – 2008-08-15

Report: Gannett to Lose 1,000 Jobs in Workforce Reduction?

The largest newspaper chain in the country is allegedly preparing to trim 1,000 employees from its workforce. An internal memo from the publisher of The Daily Times in Salisbury, Md., reportedly... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-14

Gannett Writes Down $2.8 Billion On Goodwill, Other Impairment

Gannett Co. Inc., which last month warned it would be taking a big non-cash write-down in goodwill and other impairment, said in a regulatory filing the charge amounted to $2.8 billion pre-tax, and... | Editor And Publisher – 2003-08-08

Drop-Off in Advertising Lowers Gannett’s Profit by 36%

The vast majority of lost revenue in the quarter stemmed from a 14 percent decline in advertising revenue in the company’s publishing business. | New York Times – 2008-07-17

Gannett 2Q profit falls by 36 percent

McLEAN, Va. -- Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, on Wednesday reported a 36 percent drop in second-quarter earnings as the newspaper industry's woes caused a sharp decline in... | Washington Post – 2008-07-16

Media Decoder Blog: Gannett Pushes Its Pay Wall Plan to Investors

The publisher of newspapers like The Des Moines Register also stressed its sports properties and digital revenue. | The New York Times – 2012-02-23

Gannett to put up paywalls at 80 titles

Gannett, the giant US newspaper publisher that has always treated news as no more than a commodity, is building paywalls around all its American titles - except for USA Today.It is planning to employ... | Guardian – 2012-02-23

Gannett Building Paywalls Around All Its Papers Except USA Today

The vogue for digital paywalls sweeping the news business has made it all the way to the top: Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper publisher, is planning to switch over all of its 80... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-22

Newsquest/Gannett Faces NUJ Strike Action

More than 80% of the National Union of Journalists' members who work for Newsquest/Gannett say they are prepared to take strike action if they are not given a pay rise this year. The US-owned... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-22

Gannett offers 594 buyouts, begins accepting offers this week

Gannett Blog This February Gannett said it would offer buyouts to employees in its newspaper division. In a memo to staff then, Bob Dickey, who is head of the company’s U.S. community... | Poynter. – 2012-04-05

Gannett Profit Drops 25%

Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, said first-quarter earnings fell 25%, due in part to restructuring costs as well as an ongoing decline in ad revenue. | The Wall Street Journal – 2012-04-16

Gannett Profit Falls 25% on Newspaper Ad Decline

Strong television advertising and growth in digital products helped offset the decline in newspaper advertising at Gannett, the publisher of USA Today. | The New York Times – 2012-04-17

Ohio State Student Newspaper 'The Lantern' Contracts with Gannett

Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the country and publisher of USA Today, may be cutting hundreds of newsroom jobs on a semi-regular basis. But, in Ohio at least, the company is looking to... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-06-08

A Sports Aggregator Finds a Home: Gannett Buys Quickish

The folks at Gannett, the newspaper publisher best known as the people who bring you USA Today, also want to be known for online sports. Here’s another move in that direction: The... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-06-11

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