Despite yet another year of falling revenues, publicly traded newspaper companies saw their share prices rise sharply during 2013.
Yes, the overall market was strong — with the S&P index up 29.5 percent and the Dow Jones up 26.5 percent.… Read more
"This acquisition fits our digital strategy to run a national news brand that both enhances our local content offerings and gives us more access to the fast-growing digital news audiences and revenues on national platforms,” Boehne said.(more...)
Over the past year, the ABC affiliate’s site has added more than 30 editorial staffers to its digital reporting team, including eight veteran reporters covering local crime and justice, politics, business, education and the arts.Paywalls are increasingly common for newspaper sites -- 41 percent of U.S. dailies will have them after Digital First Media puts its paywalls in place, Ken Doctor wrote recently -- but they're an elusive species among TV stations, which could arguably benefit from competitors putting their content behind a gate. The Cincinnati Enquirer, like all Gannett-owned papers, has a metered paywall. The E.W. Scripps Co., which owns WCPO, announced at the end of 2012 it would install paywalls for all of its newspaper sites. You can see the stories WCPO considers premium content on its site now: They're marked with a "9" logo.
Newspapers are on the fringe of this year’s annual UBS investors media conference in New York. Still, the meeting has provided a window on growing momentum in the industry for paid digital subscription plans.
E.W. Scripps is late to the … Read more
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