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Johnston Press posts £144m loss

Guardian – 2012-04-25

Beleaguered regional newspaper publisher sees revenues fall 6% and operating profit fall 10%Johnston Press, the second largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK, has crashed to a pre-tax loss of £144m in the year to the end of December.The beleaguered publisher, which under new chief executive Ashley Highfield is making sweeping cuts and changes to its 255 newspaper portfolio, has seen a £16.5m pre tax profit in 2010 fall to a £143.8m loss last year.The company cut just under 670 jobs...
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Johnston Press, the regional publisher, has appointed mobile ad network YOC to sell advertising on its newly launched network of 211 local mobile websites. | Media Week – 2011-12-13

Johnston Press reports 8% fall in ad revenues

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Johnston Press merges weekly titles

Two Yorkshire weeklies published by Johnston Press - the Driffield Times and Driffield Post - have been merged to become the Driffield Times & Post.In an online message to readers, editor Nick... | Guardian – 2011-09-13

Highfield named CEO of Johnston Press

The former Microsoft and BBC digital executive is to succeed John Fry as chief executive of regional newspaper publisher Johnston PressAshley Highfield, the former BBC and Microsoft senior executive,... | Guardian – 2011-07-28

Outgoing Johnston Press chief executive paid more than £1m

Publisher which cut about 400 jobs paid John Fry cash and shares bonus totalling £460,000, 2010 annual report revealsJohn Fry, the outgoing chief executive of embattled regional newspaper publisher... | Guardian – 2011-03-28

Ebury buys Sue Johnston memoir

Publication Date: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 12:00 Ebury Press is to publish the memoir of "The Royle Family" and "Brookside" actress Sue Johnston. Editorial director Charlotte Cole acquired world rights to... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-25

John Fry to quit Johnston Press

Regional newspaper publisher announces profit of £16.5m as chief executive informs board of his intention to stand downJohn Fry, the chief executive of Johnston Press, is to stand down as the... | Guardian – 2011-03-09

Norwegian publishing legend joins Johnston Press as non-exec director

Johnston Press has appointed Norwegian publishing veteran Kjell Aamot as a non-executive director. | Yahoo – 2010-07-21

UK regional publisher Johnston Press reports 365.5 million pounds full-year loss

Johnston Press PLC, publisher of The Scotsman and other regional newspapers in Britain and the Republic of Ireland, on Wednesday reported a | Canadian Business – 2009-03-11

Johnston Press ad revenue down 36% in 2009

LONDON - Regional media group Johnston Press has suffered a 35.9% year-on-year plunge in ad revenue so far in 2009, it revealed today, following what it labelled "the greatest fall" in revenue in... | Media Week – 2009-03-11

UK's Johnston Press reports full-year loss

Johnston Press PLC, publisher of The Scotsman and other regional newspapers in Britain and the Republic of Ireland, on Wednesday reported a full-year loss of 365.5 million pounds ($503 million) as... | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-11

Johnston Press adds video platform to its 323 regional websites

LONDON - Johnston Press is incorporating ad-supported video content across its 323 regional websites, as part of its wider strategy to expand its online video presence. | Media Week – 2009-02-26

Johnston Press axes publishing division in shake-up

Johnston Press is reducing the number of its Midlands publishing divisions from six to five in the latest in a series of organisational shake-ups. | – 2009-02-06

Redundancies announced as Johnston Press restructures

LONDON - Regional publisher Johnston Press has announced plans to restructure the advertising departments within its Midlands division, resulting in the loss of up to 18 commercial jobs. | Media Week – 2009-01-19

Johnston scraps payout as ads plunge 21%

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NUJ to consult over industrial action at Johnston Press newspapers

The National Union of Journalists is to consult members working on Johnston Press titles across the UK and Ireland over cuts at the publisher. By Oliver Luft | Guardian – 2008-08-15

Johnston Press to close two Scottish free papers amid job fears

Johnston Press is planning to close two Scottish free weekly newspapers and look to cut costs further in its local newspaper business - placing 15 jobs at risk. By Oliver Luft | Guardian – 2008-08-12

Johnston Press: staff at Scotsman publisher braced for redundancies

Up to 30 jobs are at risk in the latest round of cost cutting at Scotsman publisher Johnston Press. By Oliver Luft | Guardian Unlimited – 2008-08-05

Johnston Press may sever link with its founding family

Is Johnston Press about to sever its link with the family that founded the publisher in the 18th century?It certainly looks that because the last member of the Johnston family is, ominously, "in... | Guardian – 2012-02-23

Highfield axes nine executives in Johnston Press restructure

Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield has carried out a root-and-branch reorganisation of the ailing publisher's management structure.It will result in a wholesale clear-out of senior... | Guardian – 2012-02-24

Johnston Press CEO Signals Move to 'Digital First'

The chief executive of Johnston Press (JP) has signalled that the local newspaper publisher will adopt a digital-first strategy. Speaking at the Guardian Changing Media Summit, Ashley Highfield, who... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-22

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David Cay Johnston tells South Carolina students how not to get shot by people they write about Before publishing a story he knows could ruin someone’s life, Johnston said he asks himself,... | Poynter. – 2012-03-23

Johnston Press Confirms Further Editorial Mergers

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Johnston Press takes ad revenue hit

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Johnston Press turns frees into paid-fors

Publishers are desperately trying a battery of tricks to breathe life into dying newsprint. So dailies are becoming weeklies. Some weeklies are being merged, while others are being de-merged in... | Guardian – 2012-05-21

Johnston Press begins its wave of relaunches

Johnston Press (JP) is publishing the first wave of its relaunched newspapers this week with 22 redesigned titles.It is the first step in the company's strategy to relaunch all its 170 paid-for... | Guardian – 2012-05-31

Fired Johnston Press journalists help to set up rival newspaper

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NI pays £30m to end Johnston printing contract

Sun publisher denies decision to bring printing in-house is due to falling sales and News of the World closureNews International has paid £30m to terminate its printing contract with Johnston Press,... | Guardian – 2012-07-06

Johnston Press closes free weekly

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Johnston Press closes four free papers

I really need to have a Johnston Press stock headline: "Johnston Press closures."Today's instalment - four free titles have been closed down in Nottinghamshire, south Yorkshire and Derbyshire. The... | Guardian – 2012-10-09

Johnston Press appoints BBC exec to head up marketing

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Johnston Press reports year-on-year increase in operating profit

Chief executive Ashley Highfield said relaunch of 183 titles and focus on developing a digital strategy is paying dividendsJohnston Press has reported its first year-on-year increase in operating... | Guardian – 2013-05-13

Johnston Press brings back pay reviews

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Johnston Press reports pre-tax loss of £248.7m in first half of 2013

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Two Roads signs Harvard's Johnston

John Murray Press imprint Two Roads has signed a debut novel from Harvard creative writing... | The Bookseller – 2013-09-23

Johnston Press offers staff 'enhanced' terms to leave

Johnston Press has introduced a voluntary redundancy scheme in which staff are being promised an "enhanced" pay-off package.In a statement issued by the regional publisher today, its chief executive,... | Guardian – 2013-09-30

Johnston Press seeks new debt deal

Debt-laden regional publisher Johnston Press is seeking to renegotiate with its lenders over its £300m debt mountain, reports the Sunday Times.Its chief executive, Ashley Highfield, has hired an... | Guardian – 2013-10-06

Johnston Press in talks to sell off Irish newspapers

Johnston Press is trying to dispose of its Irish newspapers. According to the Sunday Times in Ireland, the company "is in advanced talks" to sell its 12 Irish titles to the British advertising... | The Guardian – 2013-12-02

Lenders ease Johnston Press pressure

Johnston Press, the newspaper and online publisher, is helped by its lenders to ease pressure of managing its debt. | BBC – 2013-12-27

Johnston Press hires Jeff Moriarty for top digital role

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Johnston Press axes photographers

Johnston Press is disposing of staff photographers in a swathe of newspapers across England, reports HoldTheFrontPage. Photographers are soon to leave the company's titles in Lincolnshire,... | The Guardian – 2014-01-27

Photographer Roles Axed Across Johnston Press Region

A group of Johnston Press newspapers is set to be left without any staff photographers after a review of how photographic content is generated. All photographers will soon be leaving the... | Editor & Publisher – 2014-01-27

Johnston Press newspaper staff in Ireland alarmed by contracts switch

Johnston Press employees in Ireland have received notices informing them that the terms of their employment contracts will be switched to a new company, Formpress Publishing Ltd, later this week.They... | The Guardian – 2014-02-11

Johnston Press introduces a taxi booking service (but not for staff)

Johnston Press, the regional publisher that had to back down over an attempt to cut car mileage rates, has teamed up with a mini-cab booking service.The Drum reports that the partnership will allow... | The Guardian – 2014-03-26

Wayne Johnston, Red Green on Leacock Medal shortlist

A former three-time winner, as well as a Giller Prize nominee, are on the shortlist for this year's Leacock Medal award for humour in Canadian literature. | CBC – 2014-04-09

Bret Anthony Johnston: I’m just trying to write a PJ Harvey album

Talking happy endings, animals in fiction and music with the author of one of the year's great debut novels | – 2014-05-14

Paul Johnston unveiled as Arcadia's 'Alexander'

Arcadia Books has revealed veteran crime writer Paul Johnston as the novelist behind "Sam... | The Bookseller – 2014-07-01

Johnston Press commercial chief departs after five months in the job

Neil Jones, the chief commercial officer with Johnston Press, has suddenly left the company after just five months in the role. He had previously spent two years as the publisher's commercial and... | The Guardian – 2014-07-07

Johnston Press revenue down 11.5%

Regional publisher says that stripping out exceptional items such as the impact of sale of titles in Ireland means total fall is 4.3%Johnston Press has reported an 11.5% fall in revenue to... | The Guardian – 2014-08-06

Johnston Press doubles mobile audience

Digital income climbs 19.5% as regional newspaper publisher reports it is taking first Sky AdSmart local TV ad bookings Continue reading... | The Guardian – 2014-10-29

Johnston Press, Newsquest, Local World take on Facebook and Google

Regional newspaper publishers pool ad space to compete with tech companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Google Continue reading... | The Guardian – 2014-11-19

Johnston Press chief: we will end up with fewer full-time journalists

Ashley Highfield says the ‘economics’ of digital news require the publisher to rely more on a ‘fluid’ selection of contributorsJohnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield has warned that... | The Guardian – 2015-03-10

Johnston Press posts pre-tax loss of £23.9m

Regional newspaper publisher also unveils deal to print Richard Desmond’s four Express and Star titles in the north of EnglandJohnston Press has reported a pre-tax loss of £23.9m for last... | The Guardian – 2015-03-25

Johnston Press launches election website to discover people's views

Video clips will record what matters most to voters ahead of 7 May pollI mentioned Trinity Mirror’s general election project last week. Now it’s the turn of a rival publisher of regional and... | The Guardian – 2015-04-07

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