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Spanish weekly A pie de calle recently hit the streets of Madrid with a circulation of 100,000 copies, PRNoticias.com reported on Tuesday. Although it currently only serves Madrid's community, the 24-pages free weekly is aiming to have 12 local editions by 2011.

The newspaper was created as an alternative to the existing local media outlets, which are "very focused on the small municipality or district," said director Concha Minguela to Periodista Digital. "There has never been a regional newspaper in a broader context such as in Galicia La Voz accompanied by several local supplements," she explained.

The newspaper also plans to increase its circulation to 500,000 copies and expand its distribution to Barcelona, Sevilla, Bilbao and Valencia, Comunicar.info pointed out.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-16 21:53

The free daily market in Iceland, which has the highest number of free daily copies for every 100 people, just got a little more competitive.

Jón Kaldal, previously the editor of Frettabladid, has launched a new free weekly, called "Fréttatí­minn," according to a report by Newspaper Innovation. The new freesheet was launched in October, and is owned by Kaldal and five other co-workers. Each edition of Fréttatí­minn has 72 pages, and the goal is to fill 55 percent of the newspaper with advertising.

The newly launched weekly has a circulation of 82,000 copies, and six weekly editions have been published so far.

The country has two paid dailies, Morgunbladid & DV, and one free daily, Frettabladid, according to Newspaper Innovation.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-11-16 17:03

Spain's Arab community will have access by the end of October to Andalus Press, the first Arab-language weekly in the country, La Verdad reported Tuesday.

The newspaper will be published by Andalus Media, a news agency specialized in the Spanish-Arab coverage, "to satisfy the information needs" of the Arab-speaking residents, said publisher Said Ida Hassan.

The agency launched in February an online publication that covers topics of interest of this community, La Voz de Barcelona informed. However, Hassan explained he decided to create a weekly after a study conducted by the agency showed 94 percent of the Arabs living in Spain would prefer to read a newspaper in their language and that 73 percent liked to received their news on a print format.

The Andalus Press will have an initial circulation of 50,000 copies and will be distributed every Friday in the mosques located in Madrid and the autonomous communities of Catalunya, Valencia and Andalucia, Comunicar.info detailed.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-30 23:22

Hoy Fin de Semana, a Spanish-language free newspaper delivered on weekends in Los Angeles, will increase its circulation from 500,000 to 700,000 early next month, the Los Angeles Times reported last week.

"Hoy Fin de Semana delivers the engaging content our readers crave and provides advertisers with the largest and most complete reach in the number one Hispanic market in the country," Hoy Los Angeles Publisher and General Manager Roaldo Moran said in a statement, Business Wire quoted.

The weekend paper, which is owned by the Los Angeles Times Group, will also expand its editorial pages with more entertainment, health and sports news as well as what-to-do and where-to-go guides, Editor & Publisher revealed.

Hoy also has a weekday edition that appears in newsstands across the city every Friday with a circulation of 145,000 copies. The company runs a separate edition that its published daily in Chicago, according to BusinessWeek.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-20 16:54

UK publishing group Archant has stopped publishing two of its free titles, The Harlow Herald and East Herts Herald, and replaced them with a weekly "newszine" called Scene, MediaGuardian reported today.

The new publication will have four local editions for Harlow, Broxbourne, Hertford, Ware and Stortford, according to Press Gazette. The 55,000 copies will be mainly distributed door-to-door although paid-for-sales, free pick-up and hand distribution will also be available, HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk revealed.

"The content will be wrapped up in a package which aims to fuse the excitement and thrust of a newspaper with the glamour and comfort of a magazine, supported by the website and a mobile site," Archant's Business Development Manager Jonathan Tewson stated in a press release.

Managing Director Stuart McCreery said the Scene series "was born out of necessity" due to the challenging "economic and multi-media climate in which we operate."

The last editions of the two weeklies were printed this week. Until June of 2010, The Harlow Herald had an average circulation of 36,227 copies, while The East Herts Herald distributed 29,109 copies, according to MediaGuardian.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-03 16:07

New York's free biweekly gay newspaper, The Blade, will halt publication after their publishing company, HX Media, was sold to an unidentified party The New York Times reported.

The sale has resulted in the firing of the Blade's editor in chief along with the entire staff of the newspaper. Matthew Bank, an executive at HX Media, said, "everyone was let go, but the people on The Blade know that they may come back if The Blade is coming back."

While the future of The Blade is unsure, Bank attributed with certainty the reasons for the suspension of publication saying, "the economy and the future of print media being more difficult was definitely weighing on us."

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-07-02 11:45

Vincent Bolloré, who publishes free dailies including the Direct Matin and Direct Soir in Paris and other "Direct" titles in Nantes, Nice, and Toulouse, is planning to publish a free sports weekly, Newspaper Innovation reported.

The free weekly, titled Direct Sports, will make its debut June 12 and will be distributed every Friday along with Direct Soir. Direct Sports plans to elicit the help of sports journalists who worked for the recently shuttered magazine Sport.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-06-04 10:15

KOS Media, an independent and free Kent newspaper group, plans to start charging for certain copies of its paper, Kent on Sunday, Press Gazette reported.

The "part-paid part-free initiative"" will put a price on some of the 100,000 issues of Kent on Sunday that were once free for readers to take in newsstands and supermarkets.

Starting Saturday, KOS Media will print 150,000 copies of their papers, selling approximately 50,000 for 90p each.

Avid readers of the papers are encouraged to subscribe for paid home delivery to ensure they receive a copy.

Paul Stannard, KOS Media's managing director, commented on the high demand for the papers saying, "the copies used to run out very quickly. Newsagents have never stopped knocking on our doors saying: 'We think you should sell this paper'."

Stannard explained that the group's aim is to cover costs of the free editions by charging for some editions. The number of free copies distributed is intended to remain the same.

In 2004, Kent on Sunday was the first free paper to win newspaper of the year at the Regional Press Awards.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-05-27 09:16

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