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Billionaires are Investing in Australian Newspaper Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

Billionaire Gina Rinehart recently invested $146 million in Fairfax Media, the publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review . Known as the "Iron Lady," Rinehart is the heir of...

Boulder Newspaper Publisher to Lay Off 17

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

BOULDER - The Boulder-based publisher of the Daily Camera will lay off 17 advertising design and production employees in an outsourcing move, the newspaper reported Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Putnam Pays $13,800 for Defense in Elizabeth Ailes Newspaper Lawsuit

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-03

CARMEL — Putnam County is paying more than $13,000 to an outside law firm for defending it against a lawsuit brought by Elizabeth Ailes, a weekly newspaper publisher and the wife of Fox News...

Mail Online is the world's biggest newspaper site, according to comScore

Editors Weblog – 2012-01-27

The Daily Mail has overtaken The New York Times to become the world's biggest newspaper site, according to data from comScore. Buzzfeed reports that in December 2011 Mail Online reached 45.3 million...

American Press Institute Merges with Newspaper Association of America Foundation

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-25

Arlington, Va. – The American Press Institute (API) and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation (NAAF) announced today that they will merge to create a dynamic new organization focused...

The Biggest Newspaper In The World Is … The Daily Mail!?

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-25

The Daily Mail, an omniverous middle-market British tabloid, has quietly unseated the New York Times to become the newspaper with the biggest online reach in the world, according to figures from the...

Survey: 59 Per Cent of Newspaper Readers Say Price Has Put Them Off

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) says the results of a consumer survey make an “overwhelming’” case for an Office of Fair Trading review of the newspaper and...

Nearly 50 Percent of Internet Users in Europe Visit Newspaper Sites

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

LONDON, UK, 19 January 2012 - comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing that 379.4 million Europeans went...

Russian Authorities Seize Independent Newspaper's Entire Print Run

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-16

Reporters Without Borders deplores the arbitrary seizure three days ago of the entire print run of the independent regional weekly Vitebsky Kuryer. A truck carrying 10,000 copies of the newspaper...

Short story 'newspaper' hits bookshops

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

The team behind the successful book Change the World for a Fiver has launched a free newspaper...

One-third of newspaper and magazine iPad apps have ‘significant malfunctions’

Poynter. – 2012-01-14

Ad Age McPheters & Co. finds at least one “serious shortcoming” in about a third of the 5,000 newspaper and magazine iPad apps it has evaluated for its iMonitor service. “Authentication errors,...

Newport News Daily Press Newspaper Cuts 30 Jobs

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

The Daily Press newspaper announced Friday it has laid off 30 workers.

Sudanese Authorities Shut Down Independent Newspaper

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

The editor of an independent newspaper in Sudan says authorities have shut down the publication, the latest sign of a media crackdown by Sudan's government. The editor of the newspaper al-Wan said...

The Able Newspaper Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

Twenty years ago, Able Newspaper’s publisher Angela Miele Melledy wondered if there would be enough content about people with disabilities to fill a monthly newspaper. Today, she wonders how...

The Sun Newspaper Going Premium In Mobile App For £4.99 A Month

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

The UK’s highest-circulating newspaper may not yet be going ahead with web fees but it has introduced a subscription smartphone app, priced £4.99 ($7.65) a month. News...

EPMG Launches Hispanic Newspaper Digital Network

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

EPMG, the multicultural media placement firm based in San Diego, CA, is launching its digital division, which focuses on the development of digital properties including web and mobile sites, online...

East Carolina University Defends Firing of Newspaper Adviser

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-11

GREENVILLE -- As criticism mounts over East Carolina University's firing of the adviser to its student newspaper, a university official on Tuesday defended the dismissal, saying it was related to an...

Armed gang attack Nigerian newspaper

Guardian – 2012-01-06

Armed men supposedly attempting to prevent an article being published in a Nigerian newspaper, the Daily Trust, stormed into one of its regional offices and tried to set it on fire.The paper had...

Denmark's newspaper readers desert print

Guardian – 2011-12-23

We tend to think that it is only British and American newspapers that are losing sales and readers.Here's a reminder that it is happening elsewhere. The graph below may be indistinct, but the picture...

High school newspaper’s article on homosexuality won’t be posted online

Poynter. – 2011-12-15

The Blade The student newspaper at Sylvania Northview High School near Toledo published an opinion package called “A deeper look into homosexuality,” with five columns stating varying views on...

Oh the irony! Readers launch campaign to save a newspaper on Facebook

Guardian – 2011-12-06

I attended a breakfast lecture this morning - at the Savoy, since you ask - about the ongoing transition from print to online. I accepted the Chatham House rules so I can't go into details.However,...

US newspaper ad revenues for print fall further

Guardian – 2011-12-06

US newspaper publishers' hopes that advertising revenues might be about to stabilise have been dashed by several pieces of research. 1. An analysis of data compiled by the Newspaper Association of...

The pros and cons of Apple's Newsstand for newspaper publishers

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-05

Taking a bite of the Apple... Are there more rewards or dangers?Apple certainly has a lot of offer new publishers, as Editor & Publisher notes in an article published today about Apple Newsstand.The...

Crisis? What crisis? Newspaper publishers still see a future for print

Guardian – 2011-12-02

I spoke at a Limerick University conference yesterday entitled Regional newspapers in crisis?The conference organisers cleverly hedged their bets by appending that question mark. I removed it by...

Regional Mag Publisher Looks to Resuscitate Local Newspaper Business with Weekly Offering

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-02

Dan Shannon, publisher of North Carolina city titles Chapel Hill and Durham Magazines, has spotted a hole in the current news publishing model.

James Murdoch Resigns From British Newspaper Boards

The New York Times – 2011-11-24

James Murdoch stepped down as director of two subsidiaries that publish Murdoch-owned newspapers, a move that could possibly presage News Corporation’s eventual exit from British newspapers.

Australian newspaper closures

Guardian – 2011-11-22

There are signs that the Australian regional newspaper industry is contracting in much the same way as that in the United States and Britain.In what is being described as the first systematic closure...

Newspaper owners team up in deal-finding venture – 2011-11-18

A group of newspaper publishers and other media companies are teaming up to sell more advertising aimed at people looking for online deals.

Why Apple’s virtual Newsstand is driving a surge in magazine, newspaper iPad app subscriptions

Poynter. – 2011-10-21

A couple weeks ago I predicted that Apple’s virtual Newsstand for iPads and iPhones would provide “a little more convenience for the user, and a little more discoverability for the publisher — but...

Big deals for Canadian newspaper publishers

Guardian – 2011-10-19

The Canadian newspaper industry remains more vibrant than in both the United States and Britain. There have been a wave of deals recently. The latest sees Glacier Media announcing its acquisition of...

Idaho newspaper publishes prominent fact-check of senator’s press release

Poynter. – 2011-10-11

The Visual Side of Journalism The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho ran a full-page illustration on its Sunday opinion section front that fact-checked, point-by-point, a press release from Republican...

McLellan describes ‘newspaper replacement syndrome’ and other challenges facing independent publishers

Poynter. – 2011-10-01

Reynolds Journalism Institute Michele McLellan describes the challenges journalists face as they build independent news sites. The first stage of grief, as she calls it, is “newspaper replacement...

E.W. Scripps newspaper content veep steps down

Poynter. – 2011-09-21

Romenesko+ Memos

Regional newspaper sites enjoy traffic boost

Guardian – 2011-08-31

Northcliffe Media, Trinity Mirror and Newsquest sites all record growth of at least 30% year on year in first six monthsThree of the biggest regional newspaper publishers got some good news for a...

Newspaper publishers want Christmas to come early

Guardian – 2011-08-29

Press looks to retail spending on advertising to lift revenueNational newspaper publishers are hoping Christmas comes early this year. Publishers, already heavily dependent on the final-quarter...

Creed C. Black, Newspaper Executive, Dies at 86

The New York Times – 2011-08-18

As publisher of The Lexington Herald-Leader, Creed Black supported an investigation of the University of Kentucky basketball team that led to the first Pulitzer Prize for the paper.

Newspaper ad covering front page ‘shocks’ staff, but it’s ‘a real snoozer’ to readers

Poynter. – 2011-08-16

Romenesko Misc. A Richmond Times-Dispatch newsroom employee who asked not to be named says “the news staff is shocked and angry” over Sunday’s Wells Fargo ad wrapped around page one, but publisher...

Newspaper giant developing tablet device

CNN – 2011-08-09

Hoping to take a small slice from Apple's big pie, newspaper publishers are developing tablet computers of their own.

Thumbs up or thumbs down: Newspaper slogan, ‘Smart is the new sexy’

Poynter. – 2011-07-22

Editor & Publisher As part of a campaign to increase newspaper readership, the Newspaper Association of America worked with The Martin Agency to develop ads that would run in most dailies around the...

Gannett Newspaper Revenue Falls 6.5% in Weak Ad Climate

The New York Times – 2011-07-19

The publisher of USA Today said that ad revenue at its newspapers dropped 6.5 percent as national advertisers pulled back on their spending.

British Newspaper News of the World Folds

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

After the latest controversy broke in a string of revelations concerning phone hacking conducted by editorial staff, British newspaper News of the World is folding. News International’s chairman...

Legal ban on Irish newspaper publisher

Guardian – 2011-07-04

An Irish newspaper publisher has has been banned from holding company directorships for five years unless certain capital requirements are met.A Dublin high court judge made the order against John...

New version of Flipboard highlights newspaper, magazine feeds

Poynter. – 2011-07-01

ReadWriteWebFlipboard, the most popular iPad app for browsing multiple news sources, was updated Thursday with features that drive more attention to individual newspaper and magazine sections....

Scottish newspaper publisher collapses

Guardian – 2011-06-27

A small Scottish newspaper group, publisher of seven weeklies, has gone into liquidation, reports The Scotsman website. Staff at the Alloa-based Forth Independent Newspapers learned of the company's...

Gannett newspaper chain to lay off 700 workers

Baltimore Sun – 2011-06-22

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...

New publisher named for Hagerstown, Md., newspaper

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-06-14

(06-14) 08:34 PDT Hagerstown, Md. (AP) -- The publisher of the Daily American newspaper in Somerset, Pa., has been named the new publisher of The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown. Schurz Communications Inc....

Facebook: newspaper of the people?

Editors Weblog – 2011-06-08

Last month, Vadim Lavrusik, the coordinator of Facebook's new journalism program, called Facebook a "newspaper of the people". His speech at Columbia's Social Media Weekend came a few weeks after the...

Apple to consolidate newspaper, magazine apps in Newsstand for iPhone, iPad

Poynter. – 2011-06-07

MacgasmApple announced plans Monday for a Newsstand iPhone and iPad app that would be the central place for users to download and store newspaper and magazine content. The new feature will be part of...

Controversy over council's advertising and advertorial deal with newspaper

Guardian – 2011-06-06

An advertising deal between a local newspaper and a London council has run into a spot of bother. The decision by Lambeth council to award a contract to the independently-owned Southwark News has...

Battle Born Media Announces Nevada Newspaper Purchases

Editor & Publisher – 2011-06-01

Battle Born Media LLC is headed by Sherman R. Frederick, former publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

ECRM Releases Newsmate Software Featuring Automated Page Pairing For Newspaper Production

Editor & Publisher – 2011-06-01

Using NewsMate, multi-page PDF sections are delivered to a "hot folder" where they are automatically paired in appropriate order for plate imaging.

British Library creates a "national memory' with digital newspaper archive

Guardian – 2011-05-30

Public will eventually be able to browse more than 40m newspaper pages"It's an absolute fact. The history of the newspaper publishing industry is the history of failure," says Ed King, the...

2011 U.S. Newspaper Publishing Industry - Jobs & Wages Report

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-27

Research and Markets report features 2011 current and 2012 forecast estimates on the median wages and salaries nationally and for all 50 U.S. States.

Study Finds Readers More Likely to Skim Over Articles on an iPad Than in a Newspaper

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-23

Research conducted by Miratech shows that paper is the clear winner for reader concentration and retention.

Google ditches newspaper archive plan

Guardian – 2011-05-20

Search giant to focus on helping publishers make money from the internet instead of digitising print titlesIt was a key part in Google's attempt to organise the world's information – but the search...

Newspaper and magazines lack dedicated mobile sites

Media Week – 2011-05-20

Fewer than half of 93 national newspapers and lifestyle magazines have a mobile-optimised website, according to a new survey.

Private Equity Firm Buys Ohio Newspaper Group

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-20

Ohio Community Media, LLC has sold a large group of daily and weekly newspapers in western and northern Ohio to an affiliate of Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management Inc.

Has newspaper/web integration been oversold?

Guardian – 2011-05-15 and the Daily Mail website suggest that merging print and web versions may not be a media panacea after allSteve Forbes, billionaire owner of Forbes magazine, is in London to plug a new...

Indian newspaper market 'is on fire'

Guardian – 2011-05-13

Growing literacy rates in India, not to mention the country's growing prosperity, have fuelled massive newspaper sales increases. The market for newsprint is on fire across India.The country's print...

Newspaper's key to boosting circulation is planning to be better

Guardian – 2011-05-09

Svenska Dagbladet has profited by plotting more editorial in advance – but can its model work outside Sweden?In Sweden there is an upmarket tabloid called Svenska Dagbladet, or SvD, that looked hard...

Financier builds stake in Ireland's leading newspaper publisher

Guardian – 2011-05-07

An Irish Times headline this morning raised my eyebrows, Desmond builds up INM stake of over 2%.But Richard Desmond, the owner of Express Newspapers has not been buying shares in Independent News &...

Harland Simon to Upgrade the Goss HT70 press controls at Turkish Newspaper Publisher

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-06

The Turkish newspaper publisher Turkuvaz Medya Group whose titles include the daily Sabah are now benefiting from an upgrade to their Harland Simon press control systems.

Telegraph Goes With Apple Subs For Newspaper-Like iPad Edition

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-06

The Telegraph is the latest news publisher to try reasserting a paid news economy for its newspaper in digital tablet form.

Big News Day Drives Single-Copy Sales, Newspaper Web Traffic

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-04

Osama bin Laden's death bumped up sales as many papers added extra editions.

Royal wedding lifts newspaper sales

Guardian – 2011-05-03

Early estimates suggest national titles enjoyed boost of up to 25% on day after eventThe royal wedding gave UK national newspapers a much-needed circulation boost over the weekend, with early...

Innovative Newspaper Technology at L’Imprimerie, Tremblay (Paris)

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-27

Print media marketing wins over new customers.

Gannett Top Pick Among Newspaper Analysts

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-21

Consensus on Wall Street is that if you’re looking for a newspaper stock to own, the best bet is Gannett Co.

Vatican newspaper goes online – but readers will soon have to pay

Guardian – 2011-04-20

Italian edition of L'Osservatore Romano will be available free until September, when a 'very low' charge will come inThe Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has launched an online edition, but...

Gannett's newspaper ad woes drag down 1Q earnings – 2011-04-19

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...

Google's One Pass Now Working Harder To Save The Newspaper Industry

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-19

Media General plans to have One Pass installed when the Richmond Times Dispatch goes behind a paywall later this year.

Newspaper ABCs suggest that price and marketing matter

Guardian – 2011-04-17

The press should join the virtuous circle by buying a bit of advertising itselfMarch came out somewhere between lion and lamb – say a soporific sheep – in the ABC circulation figures for the month....

Bahrain bans main opposition newspaper

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-03

(04-03) 01:08 PDT MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Bahraini authorities banned the country's main opposition newspaper on Sunday in a widening effort to muzzle anti-government media and crackdown on the...

Huff Po, Newspaper Guild Square Off Over Unpaid Bloggers

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-22

Huffington Post has taken a lot of knocks for building its business (which sold to AOL earlier this month for $315 million) partly by using unpaid bloggers. Those knocks became official last week...

US newspaper ads hit 25-year low

Guardian – 2011-03-17

Newspaper advertising in the US has sunk to a 25-year low, according to the latest figures from the Newspaper Association of America (NAA).Advertisers spent $25.8bn (£16.1bn) on newspapers' print...

Canadian newspaper publisher to go public

Guardian – 2011-03-16

One of Canada's largest newspaper publishers, Postmedia Network Canada Corp, has filed a preliminary prospectus as part of its plan to become a publicly traded company.The move, considered to be a...

Indian newspaper carries WikiLeaked cables

Guardian – 2011-03-15

An Indian newspaper, The Hindu, has become the latest paper to link up with WikiLeaks to sift through the US diplomatic cables covering Washington's relationship with New Delhi.The Hindu began...

Free title launch starts newspaper war

Guardian – 2011-03-11

Newspapers may be closing - but there are launches too. The latest example is the Oswestry and Border Chronicle, which was distributed free yesterday to 15,000 homes in the towns of Oswestry and...

Council looks ready to defy government over its newspaper

Guardian – 2011-03-09

It looks as though London's Tower Hamlets council is on a collision course with the government by continuing to publish its newspaper, East End Life.The council's press office have issued a statement...

Court rules that newspaper does not have to identify commenters

Guardian – 2011-03-01

Defamation attempt fails as high court rules that anonymous comments on the Daily Mail's website are little more than "pub talk"The Daily Mail does not have to identify the people behind two...

What happens to journalists when their newspaper vanishes?

Guardian – 2011-02-28

The Rocky Mountain News closed its doors in Denver, Colorado on 27 February 2009. So what's happened to its journalists in the past two years? John Temple, the paper's former editor, president and...

A new era for newspaper companies?

Editors Weblog – 2011-02-28

"I think we're at the beginning of a new era, a time of reconnection," says Ken Doctor, author of "Newsonomics" and an industry analyst who believes 2011 offers the newspaper industry another shot at...

How readers can correct newspaper errors

Guardian – 2011-02-18

Washington Post readers who spot mistakes in their paper can now do more than shake their heads, send a letter to the editor, or write an email.They can write their own corrections by submitting them...

Not-for-profit newspaper aims to win council advertising contract

Guardian – 2011-02-17

The coming restriction on council-run newspapers is having unexpected and, as far as traditional commercial press owners are concerned, somewhat unintended consequences.Yesterday, I wrote about an...

Staff and readers suffer in the local newspaper squeeze

Guardian – 2011-02-14

Consolidation has become the feared C-word in the regional pressDaily Mail & General Trust has never been known to run one business agenda when the company could be running three. So the Northcliffe...

Why Canada's newspaper industry still has faith in print

Guardian – 2011-02-14

Is Canada about to defy the trend in the rest of the west by becoming the last refuge for printed newspapers? According to an article in the Toronto Star, "newspapers are proving so resilient that...

Australian publisher of Myanmar newspaper jailed

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-12

(02-12) 02:50 PST BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- The Australian publisher of an English-language newspaper in Myanmar has been arrested in what an associate suggests is a business dispute. A business...

Australian newspaper sales slip 2.7%

Guardian – 2011-02-11

Overall sales of Australia's national, metropolitan and regional newspapers declined 2.7% in the final quarter of last year compared with the same period in 2009.But the Audit Bureau of Circulations...

Apple Warned by Newspaper Publishers Over iPad Subscriptions

PC World – 2011-02-10

ENPA calls for 'freedom of choice of payment systems' for digital publications

Weird and wonderful newspaper titles

Guardian – 2011-02-09

Readers of the BBC's news site have helped to compile a list of newspapers with distinctive titles. They were moved to send in their favourites after noting the blandness (and rather touching...

The Daily: is Murdoch's iPad newspaper any good?

Guardian – 2011-02-03

Murdoch's new iPad title the Daily looks more like a magazine than a newspaper – does it have a coherent editorial vision?There were five people clustered around an iPad by my desk when Rupert...

Rupert Murdoch unveils next step in media empire – the iPad 'newspaper'

Guardian – 2011-02-03

The Daily, a digital-only venture, 'combines surprise of newspapers with versatility of new technology'Since the day he bought his first newspaper aged 22, Rupert Murdoch has shaken up the world's...

First iPad-only newspaper hopes to be a game-changer

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-02-03

It's sleek, sexy and sophisticated. And if it's successful, its backers say The Daily could not only save newspaper journalism but also transform our news diet from a traditional text-and-photo menu...

The Daily: a review of Murdoch's iPad newspaper

Guardian – 2011-02-03

Rupert Murdoch's iPad launch the Daily offers glitzy graphics, video and live updates at low cost – but will it find a niche?Blog: the Daily's launch as it happenedThe Daily's launch: in picturesDan...

The Daily: what to expect from Murdoch's iPad newspaper

Guardian – 2011-02-02

It has taken $30m and 100 journalists – but can Rupert Murdoch really make a go of his dedicated Daily iPad news app?Nothing too high profile for the launch of The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's iPad...

Questioning newspaper ethics

BBC News – 2011-02-01

The UK press has been criticised for some tactics over phone hacking, leaks and undercover stings - but is it time for standards to be enforced with a statutory body?

News Corp to launch iPad newspaper on February 2

Reuters – 2011-01-28

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp will launch its long-awaited digital newspaper created for Apple Inc's iPad on February 2, two weeks after the two companies were widely expected to introduce the new...

News Corp. to unveil iPad-only newspaper next week

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-01-28

News Corp. is now set to unveil the world's first iPad-only newspaper, The Daily, in New York next Wednesday.

Newspaper ABCes: MailOnline seals year at the top with record 54m

Media Week – 2011-01-27

MailOnline has extended its lead as the most popular newspaper site in the UK after defying the festive malaise to set a new record of 53,943,420 unique browsers in December.

UK's Metro: is it enough for a newspaper to be profitable?

Editors Weblog – 2011-01-26

The number of monthly unique users on should hit five million by the end of the year, the daily commuter title pledged as part of a set of targets outlined today,

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