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The New York Times Company’s share price experienced its furthest one-day drop in three years today after the company released third quarter results that showed an 85 percent decline in net income on the period a year earlier.

While analysts had predicted an average third quarter profit of 8 cents a share, the company reported a loss from continuing operations (excluding severance and other costs) of 1 cent a share.

During the quarterly earnings call today, Twitter users noted under the $NYT symbol that the company’s share price had fallen by 11, 13, and then 17 percent. (The decline stood at 14.6 percent at time of publication. View current price here).

On the call, Chairman and Interim CEO Arthur Sulzberger Jr. listed video, mobile and international expansion among growth areas for the company, and spoke of its engagement with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +, its new presence on Flipboard, and its experimental HTML 5 app for the iPad as crucial elements in its strategy.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-10-25 17:54

The Newspaper Association of America reported a 7.3% loss in combined print and online advertising in 2011, according to Poynter.

The NAA listed $20.692 billion in yearly advertising revenue for print newspapers, a 9.2% drop from 2010, and $3.249 billion in ad revenue for online newspapers, a 6.8% increase from last year.

Adding $10 billion for circulation revenue, which the NAA does not report, Rick Edmonds of Poynter approximated newspapers to be a $34 billion industry. Edmonds noted Google’s yearly revenue, $37.9 billion, to demonstrate the dire state of the newspaper industry.

Online newspapers also had a particularly weak fourth quarter with only 3.1% growth in ad revenue, compared to growth reported during the first three quarters of 2011.

Author

Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-16 13:35

Just be yourself. Good advice for people, but maybe good advice for news organizations too?

Kerry Lauerman, editor in chief of Salon.com recently published a blog post, revealing that at the end of 2011 Salon had a record of over 7 million unique visitors, a figure that increased to 7.23 million by the end of last month. This number is up from 5.5 million uniques last August - a significant jump.

The secret? Focusing on original content rather than aggregation. "We've tried to work longer on stories for greater impact, and publish fewer quick-takes that we know you can consume elsewhere," writes Lauerman. As a result, Salon is actually publishing about one third fewer posts than it was one year ago, but generating about 40% more traffic.

Lauerman partly credits the return of Salon founder David Talbot for the publication's new direction, saying that his leadership was "enormously liberating". In an interview with Nieman Lab, Lauerman notes that Talbot fully backed the publication's turn away from aggregation. He "wanted us to be ambitious and aggressive and break stories that really matter to our readers", states Lauerman.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-02-08 17:45

The UK Audit Bureau of Circulation's numbers are out for December, and the news isn't good for Sunday papers.

Across the board, Sunday newspaper experienced a decline in circulation, the worst hit being the Scotland on Sunday, with a 7.05 % drop. The least affected was The Observer, which saw a 0.03% decline in circulation.

The ABC numbers are all the more striking because they lead The Guardian to conclude that nearly half of the now-defunct News of the World's buyers have given up purchasing Sunday tabloids altogether.

According to Guardian journalist Mark Sweney, when the News of the World was closed in July, 30% of its circulation was not absorbed by the paper's rivals, suggesting that its former customers were simply not buying Sunday tabloids any more.

Now that figure has risen to the equivalent of 50% of the News of the World's former readers, as the sales that other Sunday tabloids picked up when their rival closed have decreased. Altogether, says Sweney, the circulation of Sunday tabloids has declined by 1,344,433.

The boost in sales that the News of the World's five major competitors experienced when the paper was shut down has declined by 30%.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-13 17:51

While newspaper circulation in much of the world declines, it continues to grow in India. And the prospect for future growth is excellent, says Ravi Dhariwal, CEO of Bennet, Coleman & Co., the publisher of The Times of India.

Mr Dhariwal delivered the keynote address at WAN-IFRA's Publish Asia 2011, being held in Bangkok from 27 to 29 April.
India's population continues to grow, as does its literacy rate, so future readership is also likely to increase, he says. Advertising growth also has great potential.

For the Times of India, it's all about brand, he says. The 173-year old paper "tries to capture our country on a particular day and the people's aspirations," he says. We don't consider the Prime Minister or the President as the leaders of India, we treat the reader as the CEO."

In a wide-ranging keynote address that presented a case study of the Times' success, Mr Dhariwal pointed to the following elements that characterizes the Times of India brand:

- It doesn't take itself too seriously. "While we do a lot of serious stuff, we don't take ourselves too seriously at all," he says. "We try a lot of different things and have fun. It generates a tremendous response."
- It has an optimistic outlook.
- It celebrates success.
- In believes in diversity.
- It provides shorter stories.
- It is affordable.
- It establishes connections. "We believe a lot of people have things to say - they're not writers, they're not editors. But we invite guest editors to have free rein to make the newspaper they like."

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-04-28 17:23

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN) -- Garum Tesfaye is one of Addis Ababa's "newspaper landlords," a group of entrepreneurs in the Ethiopian capital who rent out papers to people too poor to buy them.

Surrounded by worn-out copies of old newspapers, stacks of gossip magazines and the crisp print of the latest news, Tesfaye sits attentively, checking his watch every now and then.

Continue reading on CNN

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-04-21 09:21

Circulation of the Independent's 20p spin-off i hit an average of more than 170,000 a day last week, according to the first sales figures revealed by the publisher. Alexander Lebedev's cut-price weekday daily launched on 26 October and experienced a tough time, thanks in no small part to the shocking weather, with daily paid-for sales plummeting to about 60,000 before Christmas. Senior executives at the publisher had aimed for the i to deliver well over 200,000 sales.

Continue reading on guardian.co.uk

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-02 16:33

The Wall Street Journal announced this week that it will be available on Jan. 1 as the "preferred newspaper" for the guests of the Choice Hotels chain, which has more than 3,700 properties through out the United States, PRNewser.com revealed.

The announcement intensified the war between Rupert Murdoch's paper and USA Today, which was traditionally considered the most widely distributed newspaper in American hotels.

Although the hotel chain gives its guests the possibility to choose the newspaper they want to receive, a USA Today spokeswoman said the daily "remains a preferred vendor for Choice Hotels in 2011," Reuters quoted.

The WSJ has been intensifying its competition against Gannet's USA Today since 2008, when Murdoch bought the newspaper. Last year, the WSJ became the largest-circulation daily in the country after USA Today circulation declined to 1.9 million copies.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-13 17:01

The UK edition of monthly magazine Reader's Digest revealed that on Tuesday it is embarking on a £3 million sampling campaign in hope of boosting its ABC circulation from 400,000 to 700,000 across the next three years, MediaGuardian reported today. According to The Drum, the initiative, which is intended to "revitalize" the title, will be administered by marketing firm The Network

200,000 free copies of the publication will be handed out at major transport outlets to consumers between ages 45 and 60 years across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. In addition, an A4 backboard will be present at newsstands to distinguish Reader's Digest from other titles, The Drum informed.

The larger print will also emerge in the magazine's December issue, to be issued next week. Furthermore, the December issue will have 256 pages, as opposed to the typical 160 pages.

"We have been working hard to evolve the magazine over recent months to ensure that it is as engaging and relevant to our target audience as it possibly can be. I'm excited that this activity will allow us to get the magazine into more people's hands every month, and I look forward to welcoming new readers into the fold," said Editor-in-Chief Gill Hudson.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-11-08 16:51

Having re-launched 16 of its news websites after overhaul operations recently, The Sun-Times Media group plans to deliver the United States' largest sports monthly magazine, called Athlon Sports, for its readers beginning October 21, Editor & Publisher reported yesterday. Seven million copies of the monthly magazine will be circulated nationwide by the media group's 47 newspapers.

The magazine will appear each month in the Thursday editions of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Southtown Star, the Post-Tribune, the Courier News of Elgin, the Beacon-News of Aurora and the Herald-News of Joliet, the Naperville Sun, the Lake County News-Sun, the Pioneer Press and The Doings Newspapers, NewsandTech.com reported yesterday.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-28 19:35

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