As they looked forward, the publishers also took a step back when asked what advice they would've offered to their predecessors in the industry 15 years ago.NAA announced Monday that Dickey had been elected its chairman. Washington Post executive Stephen Hills was also elected to a spot on the board. In a neat bit of symmetry, Hills yesterday spoke with Financial Times reporter Emily Steel about the Post's new partnership program with other publishers, which gives subscribers to other newspapers access to the Post's website and app.
"At the time when we had the cash flow, we should have been much more aggressive about a product development mentality around digital," Dickey says, noting he would've begged for more collaboration across the industry.
"If you look at what we're competing against, had the industry gotten together those ideas should've been ours," he says.
By virtue of tough expense control and the acquisition of Belo Corp. TV stations, Gannett reported decent fourth quarter and full-year financial results yesterday. Its share price was off .06 percent for the day.
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Despite yet another year of falling revenues, publicly traded newspaper companies saw their share prices rise sharply during 2013.
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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.