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After the high-profile merger of publishing giants Penguin and Random House comes a development in regional news with a significance that belies its parochial implications. Former Mirror Group chief executive David Montgomery is reportedly involved in talks to consolidate the local news assets of Northcliffe Media (regionals arm of the Daily Mail & General Trust), Trinity Mirror and Iliffe News and Media (parent company Yattendon Group) within his own venture, Local World, which he would lead, and of which he would be a part stake-holder. Such a scheme would not only provide evidently beneficial economies of scale, but would combine the number one, four and eleven publishers in UK regional news in an industry that is barely keeping its head above water.


Frederick Alliott


2012-10-30 17:50

Narcissistic linking disorder (NLD): an ailment whereby mainstream news organisations link more frequently to themselves than to anyone else. And on average, they do – a shocking 91 percent of the time – despite their best philosophical intentions, according to a recent study by Mark Coddington at the University of Texas, Austin. On the other side of the navel-gazing spectrum, independent bloggers link to themselves only 18 percent of the time on average. Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon reports.

The Guardian News and Media, parent company of the Guardian and Observernewspapers, is expected to announce job cuts in the near future, following publishing losses of about £45m in the financial year ending in March 2012, the Telegraph andMediaWeek report.


Emma Knight


2012-07-17 17:20

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