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Mark Medici, then-vice president of audience for the Dallas Morning News, triggered a brief media frenzy in October when he said at a conference that within three years the Morning News wouldn't be publishing seven days a week. Though the paper quickly backed away from his remark, with Publisher Jim Moroney asserting that the Belo-owned paper has no intention of cutting back, the flap raised the question of whether daily newspapers will soon cease to be daily.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-24 11:04

by Jim Chisholm

Despite the predictions of doom-mongers, at every point of media evolution, newspapers have continued to respond - eventually - to each new challenge, while having navigated the roller coaster of the economic cycles. I might say that of the last 30 years, which have been my experience, but in truth the reflective ups and downs have been going on since the last "Great Crash".

I wrote a while back that we were likely to see a "double dip" in the economy, and it looks like a second slide is upon us.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-20 11:13

After being postponed in September and October, The New Age finally hit the streets of South Africa today.

The national newspaper, owned by the Gupta Group, announced on its front page that coverage will be independent, Agence France-Presse reported. The owner is run by wealthy Indian immigrants who align themselves with the country's ruling party, the African National Congress, and President Jacob Zuma.

Image: Times Live However, the Financial Times has called the newspaper "pro-government," and its launch comes as the protection of information bill is being discussed in parliament. Opponents say the bill, if signed into law, could prevent the media and even politicians from holding the government accountable.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-06 23:13

UK title The Independent is prepping to launch on Oct. 26 a new daily, called "i," which will target readers in their 20s, MarketingWeek.co.uk reported today. The launch date's announcement comes after weeks of industry speculation suggesting The Independent could change to a freesheet, a notion that has been dismissed by owner Alexander Lebedev.

i's launch is "targeted at readers and lapsed readers of quality newspapers, and those of all ages who want a comprehensive digest of the news in printed form," the publisher reported today. It is hoped that the quality daily will complement The Independent newspaper, which remains priced at £1, and will be available for sale at newsstands from Monday to Friday at a cover price of 20p.

Image Source: MediaWeek.co.uk

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-10-18 20:46

For its scheduled re-launch as "Moskovskie Novosti" in early 2011, the Russian daily will also make itself available across four different platforms, including print, mobile, iPad and the Internet, RIA Novosti reported Monday. In addition, readers also will also get a peek inside the editorial mechanism behind the title.

"Moskovskie Novosti" editor-in-chief Vladimir Gourevich said users will have the chance to follow the paper's development and editorial decisions, according to his Twitter account. Furthermore, a Facebook group has been formed and from November onwards, readers can pitch ideas to the editorial team on the social network's platform.

"Moskovskie Novosti" is the re-branding project of "Vremya Novostei." The new name is a reincarnation of a previous title, The Moscow News, which was launched in 1930 as an English-language daily and subsequently spawned a Russian edition two decades later.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-05 16:12

Russian business daily Vedomosti has launched a visual ad campaign across Moscow titled "A million reasons to read Vedomosti," Lenta.ru reported. On Friday, tens of hollow cylindrical structures bearing announcements appeared on streets, in gyms, banks, coffee shops, business centers and shopping malls.

According to its publisher, Independent Media, the purpose of the move was to expand audience figures and to amplify the number of subscribers of the print as well as the online edition of the paper. The campaign was designed to appeal to younger audiences aged between 20 and 30 years, which Independent Media referred to as "young ambitious specialists who had not yet started to regularly read business print publications and websites, but who share similar life values with Vedomosti audiences."

Independent Media added that ads would be mentioned on popular radio stations (such as Business FM, City FM, Nashe Radio, Evropa Plus and Retro FM), business titles (like Forbes, Newsweek and Expert) and Internet outlets (such as hh.ru, rambler.ru and lenta.ru). Sostav.ru pointed out that the IQ Marketing group designed the creative aspect of the campaign.

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-10-04 15:42

French Entrepreneur Serge Dassault (left), whose Dassault group owns right-leaning daily paper Le Figaro, will be making a buyout offer to daily Le Parisien and its complement Aujourd'hui, OZAP reported Wednesday.

"We are effectively inspecting the case. We will be making a decision next week with the opportunity to file an offer," said Francis Morel, Le Figaro Group's general director.

The figure is yet to be revealed although Marie-Odile Amaury, whose firm Amaury currently owns Le Parisien, is demanding €200 million, a number that is deemed as too high, Le Monde pointed out. However, ElectronLibre.com explained that the figure could be close to €170 million, which Amaury considered as the minimal price for the sale.

The Socialist Party (PS) questioned the political motives behind the buyout, pointing out that

Author

Alisa Zykova

Date

2010-09-24 14:55

TNA Media-owned daily The New Age postpones launch of its print edition until October 20, according to an announcement on its website on Tuesday.

This decision of postponement follows "an exhaustive review of readiness" exemplified by the newspaper to launch this month, TimesLive.co.za reported yesterday.

"This delay, while unfortunate, is necessary and will help us deliver a newspaper worthy of our potential readers," Vuyo Mvoko, editor-in-chief of the newspaper stated on the news site. The newspaper had promised its readers comprehensive daily coverage of all of South Africa's nine provinces, which Mvoko explains, "has proved harder to put the systems and people in place to deliver on provincial coverage than we originally anticipated."

Providing reasons for the delay, Mvoko stated, "We have also purchased some of the latest editorial software and other technologies, much of it new to the South African scene. These will need to be tested extensively and over a period of time to guarantee our ability to produce consistent quality on a daily basis. We also have to train our staff on the use and management of our new systems. We are confident that once these processes are complete, we can deliver to our readers an aesthetically pleasing, editorially sound and fresh product that will be relevant to their lives and add to the diversity of voices in our country's media."

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-16 22:15

The Hollywood Reporter, a paper that specialises in entertainment news and currently published five days a week, will become in October "a glossy, large-format weekly magazine," The New York Times reported Sunday.

Subscribers to the daily printed version will now receive a daily digital edition in a PDF file. The Hollywood Reporter's website will also be redesigned with a focus on breaking news that will allow the publication to compete with entertainment blogs that have eroded its readership, The Daily News revealed.

The price of the new magazine has been set at $5.99, up from the $2.99 currently charged, The Associated Press informed. However, the annual subscription will decrease from $300 to $249.

In the last four years, the publication has lost advertisers and its annual revenue declined from $50 million to $30 million, according to The New York Times. With the new design, the company aims to attract new ads from the beauty, fashion, and liquor industry so it does not have to depend solely on film studios and television networks.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-14 22:48

Bulgarian daily newspaper Klassa will be shutting down its print edition from October 1 due to economic difficulties, Novinite.com reported today.

As a part of company restructuring operations implemented by many newspapers recently to reduce costs, the Bulgarian daily will continue to publish online, while terminating its print edition.

Image: Novinite.com

The daily is being published by Klassa Bulgaria EAD and managed by Milen Gerasimov, with Andrey Rusinov and Lazar Peshev as managing partners. Since its launch in September 2007, the newspaper has been offering content on financial and economic issues and those published on Financial Times as well.

According to an announcement by the newspaper today, all employees of Klassa will receive a month's notice before termination of their contracts. Neda Popova, editor-in-chief at the newspaper, also expressed hope that most of their terminated journalists will be rehired for its online edition, according to Novinite.com.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-07 21:15

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