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Johnston Press hands new mobile ad offering to YOC

Media Week – 2011-12-13

Johnston Press, the regional publisher, has appointed mobile ad network YOC to sell advertising on its newly launched network of 211 local mobile websites.

Johnston Press reports 8% fall in ad revenues

Guardian – 2011-11-15

Regional newspaper saw slight improvement in circulation and advertising, but both are still in declineRegional newspaper publisher Johnston Press has reported a slightly improved circulation and...

Johnston Press merges weekly titles

Guardian – 2011-09-13

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...

Highfield named CEO of Johnston Press

Guardian – 2011-07-28

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,...

Outgoing Johnston Press chief executive paid more than £1m

Guardian – 2011-03-28

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...

Ebury buys Sue Johnston memoir

The Bookseller – 2011-03-25

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...

John Fry to quit Johnston Press

Guardian – 2011-03-09

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...

Norwegian publishing legend joins Johnston Press as non-exec director

Yahoo – 2010-07-21

Johnston Press has appointed Norwegian publishing veteran Kjell Aamot as a non-executive director.

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

Canadian Business – 2009-03-11

Johnston Press PLC, publisher of The Scotsman and other regional newspapers in Britain and the Republic of Ireland, on Wednesday reported a

Johnston Press ad revenue down 36% in 2009

Media Week – 2009-03-11

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...

UK's Johnston Press reports full-year loss

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-11

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...

Johnston Press adds video platform to its 323 regional websites

Media Week – 2009-02-26

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.

Johnston Press axes publishing division in shake-up – 2009-02-06

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.

Redundancies announced as Johnston Press restructures

Media Week – 2009-01-19

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.

Johnston scraps payout as ads plunge 21%

Times Online – 2008-08-27

Johnston Press, the regional newspaper group whose titles include The Scotsman and The Yorkshire Post, revealed that advertising revenues in July and the first three weeks of August plunged by 21...

NUJ to consult over industrial action at Johnston Press newspapers

Guardian – 2008-08-15

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

Johnston Press to close two Scottish free papers amid job fears

Guardian – 2008-08-12

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

Johnston Press: staff at Scotsman publisher braced for redundancies

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-08-05

Up to 30 jobs are at risk in the latest round of cost cutting at Scotsman publisher Johnston Press. By Oliver Luft

Johnston Press may sever link with its founding family

Guardian – 2012-02-23

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...

Highfield axes nine executives in Johnston Press restructure

Guardian – 2012-02-24

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...

Johnston Press CEO Signals Move to 'Digital First'

Editor & Publisher – 2012-03-22

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...

David Cay Johnston tells South Carolina students how not to get shot by people they write about

Poynter. – 2012-03-23

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,...

Johnston Press Confirms Further Editorial Mergers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-13

Regional publisher Johnston Press has unveiled plans for a massive overhaul of its editorial structure with nearly 20 papers affected. Johnston Press revealed yesterday that the editorship of the...

Johnston Press takes ad revenue hit

Guardian – 2012-05-17

Regional publisher reports ad revenue fall of 9% and announces partnership with used car sales portalJohnston Press has reported total advertising revenues down 9% in the year to 17 May, and is to...

Johnston Press turns frees into paid-fors

Guardian – 2012-05-21

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...

Johnston Press begins its wave of relaunches

Guardian – 2012-05-31

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...

Fired Johnston Press journalists help to set up rival newspaper

Guardian – 2012-06-27

Journalists made redundant when the Scarborough Evening News was transformed into a weekly are among a group preparing to launch a three-day-a-week title for the town.They plan to publish the first...

NI pays £30m to end Johnston printing contract

Guardian – 2012-07-06

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,...

Johnston Press closes free weekly

Guardian – 2012-10-01

The Chesterfield Advertiser, a free weekly published alongside Johnston Press's Derbyshire Times, has closed. Staff working for the paper, which has a distribution of 44,000 a week, learned of the...

Johnston Press closes four free papers

Guardian – 2012-10-09

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...

Johnston Press appoints BBC exec to head up marketing

Media Week – 2012-11-27

Johnston Press, the regional newspaper publisher of The Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, has appointed BBC digital marketer Lucy Sinclair to the new role of group audience development and marketing...

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

Guardian – 2013-05-13

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...

Johnston Press brings back pay reviews

Guardian – 2013-07-02

Regional newspaper publisher had frozen wages for 18 months and says new policy will evaluate pay based on performanceJohnston Press is to reintroduce pay reviews after an 18-month freeze, but has...

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

Guardian – 2013-08-28

Non-cash impairment charge of £194m to the value attached to its newspapers brings down book value of titles to £548mJohnston Press crashed to a pre-tax loss of almost £250m in the first half of...

Learn the advertising truth behind Johnston Press schools website

Guardian – 2013-09-13

"Regional publisher Johnston Press has launched a county-wide website to help parents choose the right school for their children," reports HoldTheFrontPage.On reading that - given that the county was...

Two Roads signs Harvard's Johnston

The Bookseller – 2013-09-23

John Murray Press imprint Two Roads has signed a debut novel from Harvard creative writing...

Johnston Press offers staff 'enhanced' terms to leave

Guardian – 2013-09-30

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,...

Johnston Press seeks new debt deal

Guardian – 2013-10-06

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...

Johnston Press in talks to sell off Irish newspapers

The Guardian – 2013-12-02

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...

Lenders ease Johnston Press pressure

BBC – 2013-12-27

Johnston Press, the newspaper and online publisher, is helped by its lenders to ease pressure of managing its debt.

Johnston Press hires Jeff Moriarty for top digital role

The Guardian – 2014-01-14

Boston Globe executive to take new post of chief digital and product officer at Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisherJohnston Press has hired Jeff Moriarty, one of the Boston Globe's top digital...

Johnston Press axes photographers

The Guardian – 2014-01-27

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,...

Photographer Roles Axed Across Johnston Press Region

Editor & Publisher – 2014-01-27

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...

Johnston Press newspaper staff in Ireland alarmed by contracts switch

The Guardian – 2014-02-11

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...

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

The Guardian – 2014-03-26

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...

Wayne Johnston, Red Green on Leacock Medal shortlist

CBC – 2014-04-09

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.

Bret Anthony Johnston: I’m just trying to write a PJ Harvey album – 2014-05-14

Talking happy endings, animals in fiction and music with the author of one of the year's great debut novels

Paul Johnston unveiled as Arcadia's 'Alexander'

The Bookseller – 2014-07-01

Arcadia Books has revealed veteran crime writer Paul Johnston as the novelist behind "Sam...

Johnston Press commercial chief departs after five months in the job

The Guardian – 2014-07-07

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...

Johnston Press revenue down 11.5%

The Guardian – 2014-08-06

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...

Johnston Press doubles mobile audience

The Guardian – 2014-10-29

Digital income climbs 19.5% as regional newspaper publisher reports it is taking first Sky AdSmart local TV ad bookings Continue reading...

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

The Guardian – 2014-11-19

Regional newspaper publishers pool ad space to compete with tech companies such as Facebook, Microsoft and Google Continue reading...

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

The Guardian – 2015-03-10

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...

Johnston Press posts pre-tax loss of £23.9m

The Guardian – 2015-03-25

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...

Johnston Press launches election website to discover people's views

The Guardian – 2015-04-07

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...

6 Social Media Trends for Publishers From Johnston Press

Editor & Publisher – 2015-04-22

Social traffic figures are growing for many news outlets, as many readers now come to stories from social feeds rather than the more traditional route of the homepage.   But the social space is...

Johnston Press chief Ashley Highfield receives £1.65m pay package

The Guardian – 2015-04-27

Last year’s remuneration for the Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher’s chief executive was more than three times that of the previous yearAshley Highfield, chief executive of Johnston Press, a...

Johnston Press unveils its new national listings website

The Guardian – 2015-05-27

Editors appointed in 10 cities to provide content for WOW247 revamp Johnston Press, the regional publisher that is attempting to forge a digital future, has refreshed its online national...

Julie Johnston is living her dream at Women's World Cup

Los Angeles Times – 2015-06-20

A little more than four months ago, Julie Johnston was among the most anonymous players on the U.S. national soccer team, with a career resume that consisted of just one start.

Johnston Press issues profit warning as advertisers cut spending

The Guardian – 2015-07-14

Yorkshire Post and Scotsman publisher says full-year profits will be down by around 5.5%, blaming poor trading due to uncertainty around general electionShares in the Yorkshire Post and Scotsman...

Johnston Press’s recent woes highlight local media pressures

The Guardian – 2015-07-19

Publishers are having mixed success as they target digital revenues to offset print decline – with mobile a key battlegroundLast summer, as the Scots voraciously consumed the twists and turns of...

Johnston Press claims trading up despite slump in ad revenue

The Guardian – 2015-08-11

Local newspaper publisher reports operating profits down 4.3% to £27m in first half to 3 July, but digital audience grows by more than 20%Johnston Press has said it has seen an improvement in...

Bob Johnston dies at 83; produced albums for Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-19

Bob Johnston, a musical maverick who produced career-changing albums for leading folk and country artists of the 1960s and '70s, including "Blonde on Blonde" for Bob Dylan and "At Folsom Prison" for...

Johnston Press strikes three-year Sky deal for local TV ads

The Guardian – 2015-09-10

Regional newspaper publisher extends trial of AdSmart targeted television advertising serviceJohnston Press is seeking to bolster revenues striking a three-year regional advertising deal with Sky to...

Johnston Press Announces Closures of 11 Free Titles to Focus on 'Digital Offering'

Editor & Publisher – 2015-10-07

The regional publisher has axed eight free print titles in the Midlands and folded a further three into paid-for titles in the North West and South.   The company announced the closures in a...

Johnston Press chief: Local newspaper closures blown out of proportion

The Guardian – 2015-11-19

Ashley Highfield tells Commons select committee closures among regional press were often freesheets and not ‘papers of record’ that still serve communitiesThe chief executive of Johnston Press...

Johnston Press suffers slowdown in advertising across digital and print

The Guardian – 2015-11-19

Publisher sees digital advertising growth halve and print advertising worsen with employment and property ads in steep declineJohnston Press has seen digital advertising growth halve and print...

Johnston Press to cut more newsroom jobs after tough 2015

The Guardian – 2016-01-08

Jeremy Clifford, recently appointed Johnston’s first group editor-in-chief, has written to staff to inform them of the newsJohnston Press has announced a fresh set of job losses as the company...

Johnston Press to sell titles to rivals to focus on 'gems' for future

The Guardian – 2016-01-19

Publisher of more than 220 regional titles has identified titles falling outside its selected markets, not matching its audience focus or with low digital potentialJohnston Press is to seek to sell...

Johnston Press reduces its pension scheme deficit by £50m

The Guardian – 2016-02-03

Regional newspaper publisher’s liability stood at £90m a year agoJohnston Press, the regional newspaper publisher with a big pension scheme commitment, has managed to reduce the deficit by more...

Johnston Press in advanced talks to buy the i newspaper in £25m deal

The Guardian – 2016-02-11

Cut-price national owned by Evgeny Lebedev sells about 275,000 copies daily, and has been seen as key in helping stablemate the Independent stay afloatJohnston Press is in advanced talks to buy the...

Evgeny Lebedev in talks to sell i newspaper to Johnston Press

The Guardian – 2016-02-11

Publisher of local titles bullish about ‘late stage’ talks over potential £24m cash deal to acquire cut-price nationalJohnston Press and the company run by Evgeny Lebedev have confirmed that...

Johnston Press to expand i newspaper into Northern Ireland

The Guardian – 2016-02-12

Hiring spree by regional publisher for newly acquired national title expected to pick up staff from Independent and Independent on SundayThe new owner of the i newspaper plans to expand into Northern...

Trinity Mirror and Johnston Press show touching faith in print

The Guardian – 2016-02-18

But Simon Fox might like to reconsider whether that New Day title is right...So two newspaper publishing chiefs who have made much of a pursuing a digital future are showing a renewed, and touching,...

Bob Johnston named Irish 'bookseller of the year'

The Bookseller – 2016-03-09

Bob Johnston, owner of The Gutter Bookshop, has won The O'Brien Press Bookseller of the Year Award in Ireland for his “immense” commitment to bookselling.

Johnston Press profits rise by more than a fifth but further cuts loom

The Guardian – 2016-03-22

Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher – which is to complete take over of i next month – says ongoing slide in revenues means it may sell off more titlesJohnston Press slashed costs in 2015 to...

Business as usual for i, now under Johnston Press ownership

The Guardian – 2016-04-11

Chief executive Ashley Highfield promises expanded distribution for ‘new’ titleAshley Highfield, chief executive of Johnston Press, is a media boss who loves the media limelight. Unlike most of...

Bonnier hires Felicity Johnston as children’s commissioning editor

The Bookseller – 2016-08-25

Bonnier Zaffre has hired Felicity Johnston as its new commissioning editor at children’s imprints Hot Key Books and Piccadilly Press.

Johnston Press chief Ashley Highfield under pressure from shareholders

The Guardian – 2017-01-23

Amid concerns by the Crystal Amber fund, interim chairman is reported to have called in restructuring experts to help publisher currently worth less than £20mIt appears that the City has just woken...

Johnston Press reports £300m loss after huge newspaper writedown

The Guardian – 2017-03-29

Yorkshire Post and Scotsman publisher blames Brexit uncertainty for ad slump, although i scores sales successThe publisher of titles including the Scotsman, Yorkshire Post and the national i has...

Johnston Press announces £300m pre-tax loss

BBC – 2017-03-30

The Edinburgh-based publisher's assets are now worth less than half of called-up share capital.

Bret Anthony Johnston wins Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award

The Bookseller – 2017-04-28

US writer Bret Anthony Johnston has won this year's £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Atomic Blonde author Johnston to publish thriller series

The Bookseller – 2017-09-23

New York Times best-selling graphic novelist and games writer Antony Johnston has signed a deal with Eye Books to publish The Exphoria Code.

More heavy losses for Johnston Press

BBC – 2018-04-18

The publisher of the i newspaper, the Scotsman and Yorkshire Post reports a pre-tax loss of £95m.

Johnston Press chief Ashley Highfield quits after seven years

The Guardian – 2018-05-01

Scotsman, Yorkshire Post and i publisher is in talks on a refinancing dealThe chief executive of Johnston Press, the owner of the Scotsman, Yorkshire Post and the i, has abruptly resigned after seven...

Johnston Press shares hit record low as new data rules bite

Reuters – 2018-06-05

(Reuters) - British regional newspaper publisher Johnston Press Plc said European changes to data privacy rules were hitting its online advertising revenue, hammering its shares and threatening the...

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