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Print advertising slump bites digitally oriented Advance too

As Advance publications began dropping print frequency and betting its newspapers' future on digital ad sales five years ago, part of the premise was that print advertising would only continue to decline — and by a lot, not a little. Correct. But the industry's particularly nasty level of print losses in the first half of 2015 have nipped financial results … Read More
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Advance defends bonuses for reporters who post frequently and join comment chains

Advance's quota and bonus system at The Oregonian came in for heavy criticism last week, prompting a rejoinder from the typically close-mouthed private company. In a note to senior executives shared with Poynter, Advance Local's President Randy Siegel says that each newsroom "decides how to structure its own bonus program and what qualitative and quantitative criteria will be used." … Read More