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6 things publishers need to know about UK media consumption, from Ofcom's latest report

6 things publishers need to know about UK media consumption, from Ofcom's latest report

7th August 2014

The dust has by no means settled when it comes to the myriad devices audiences use to consume content, and whether they're even consuming content at all any more now that WhatsApp and Snapchat exist. Ofcom's Communications Market report is, as usual, packed with useful survey data that helps answer some of the questions publishers have about the state of the landscape, so we've picked out six of the most important points.

Broadcast, Consumer Media, Digital Media, Mobile, Newspapers

Getting out from under the debt: Johnston Press' H1 and Archant confidence

Getting out from under the debt: Johnston Press' H1 and Archant confidence

6th August 2014

One thing you thing you don't want if you're a business trying to work out how to revive an ailing business model is a mountain of debt to hold you back. So amid the doom and gloom accompanying the regional media these days, it's nice to see two of the UK's local newspaper businesses Johnston and Archant - making significant progress in freeing themselves from their creditors.

Archant, Johnston Press, Advertising, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

Cost cutting and staff cuts help Local World make £38 million profit in its first full year

Cost cutting and staff cuts help Local World make £38 million profit in its first full year

1st August 2014

Local World generated £38.9 million profit during 2013, with revenues of £230.6 million. Print advertising generated £143.32 million or 62.15 percent of total revenue, while circulation revenue was £60.30 million – 26.15 percent. Digital revenue was significantly smaller, making up £20.24 million, or 8.78 percent of total revenue, according to the company’s first set of full accounts, made available by Companies House today.

Local World, Advertising, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

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As Gannett Withdraws, Uncertainty at Sports on Earth Site

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEYNew York Times11th August 2014

The website Sports on Earth lost most of its staff last week after Gannett announced a spinoff of its print companies.

Finance and Deals, Newspapers

Newspaper ABCs: Print circulations for July 2014

Brand Republic8th August 2014

All national newspapers have lost circulation in the last year, but the most resilient has been News UK's paywalled The Times, according to figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

Newspapers

DealBook: Gannett Said Near Deal to Buy Rest of Cars.com for $1.8 Billion

By MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCEDNew York Times4th August 2014

The Gannett Company is near a deal to buy the 73 percent of Cars.com that it does not already own for $1.8 billion, valuing the website at nearly $2.5 billion.

Digital Media, Finance and Deals, Newspapers

The Financial Times paywall is in the pink: everyone else is still in the red

Peter PrestonMediaGuardian3rd August 2014

Online advertising and subscriptions may be growing, but in only one place do they compare favourably with print totals

Digital Media, Newspapers


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