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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

holdthefrontpage.co.uk – 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

Salon.com – 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...

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