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Tue - 29.07.2014


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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 17:54

Circulation of dailies in Latin America is expected to grow during the next five years, generating more than US$7.5 billion in revenues, according to the PricewaterhouseCoopers' Media & Entertainment Outlook for 2010-2014, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas reported yesterday.

The growth will be lead by Brazil and Argentina, expected to see an increase of 2.2 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. However, countries like Colombia and Venezuela are expected to see declines between 0.8 and 0.2 percent, La Nacion revealed.

The region will also see a 5.7 percent rise in freesheets' circulation as Metro International continues to invest in Brazil and Mexico, La Nacion explained. This two countries and Venezuela are three of the most dynamic markets for this type of publication.

The PwC study related the circulation growth to the low penetration of broadband in Latin America and the increase in population over the past 45 years, which is the group that values more print news than online versions.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-08-18 22:48

Newspaper circulation in Australia dropped in the second quarter, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation figures. Monday to Sunday newspaper sales was down 2.5 percent year-over-year, according to the Australian Associated Press article posted on Sydney Morning Herald.

Among all the 25 main capital city and national journals and weekend newspapers, 22 of these reported a sales loss for the month of June quarter.

The Sunday Mail in Queensland dropped the most, down 6.8 percent to 514,405, while The Australian Financial Review was down 5.9 percent to 77,046.

The Age and the Geelong Advertiser plunged 4.5 percent and 4.1 percent, to 197,500 and 180,091, respectively, according to Top News.

The Daily Telegraph's sales decreased 3.8 percent to 374,395, while the Herald Sun fell 2.1 percent to 515,500.

Sydney Morning Herald also slipped 1.4 percent to 207,013.

The West Australia and News Limited's Daily Telegraph were the only two titles with a sales increase, at 3.3 percent and 0.8 percent, respectively.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-08-13 23:38

Newspapers in Kenya are showing double-digit growth and are exploring new opportunities in the digital media space, according to half-year results released by Kenya's Nation Media Group on August 2 in Nairobi, CSMonitor.com reported.

The group recorded a 51.6 percent growth in the pre-tax period as of June 30, during the period of six months caused by strong growth in revenue, low cost of newsprint and cost management, AllAfrica.com noted last week.

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The nationwide circulation numbers saw an increase by 6 percent, and revenue increase by 5; meanwhile, business daily circulation increased by 10 percent, thereby contributing to the overall boom in operating profits at the Nation Media Group of 36 percent, according to CSMonitor.com. Having invested in the digital media space, the news media group has expanded in the region, as well as in Tanzania and Uganda.

The group also rolled out a new magazine venture, EA magazines, which later collapsed and then revived itself later with new owners.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-08-11 00:58

Brazilian newspapers increased their circulation in the first six months of 2010 to a daily average of 4.3 million copies, which represents a growth of 2 percent when compared with last year, according to the monitory agency IVC, EFE reported yesterday.

These results are good news for an industry that in 2009, after five years of solid growth, saw a circulation decline of 3.46 percent due to the economic crisis, Prnoticias.com noted.

However, IVC President Pedro Martins Silva said the growth could have been steeper if had not been for a decline in June's newspapers sales, the lowest since January 2008.

According to O Globo, Martins Silva attributed the sales decline to the results of the World Cup in South Africa. "A similar behavior was perceived in June 2006 [during Germany's World Coup], which brings up the hypothesis that the World Cup generated this change in the consumers' behavior," he said.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-07-29 23:30

For the first time in 40 years, Hebrew daily Yediot Ahronot is not the most widely read newspaper in Israel. According to a TGI survey published today, the free daily Israel Hayom slightly surpassed the long-time leader with a 35.2 percent exposure in the first six months of 2010, IsraelNationalNews.com reported.

The poll shows that Yediot Ahronot's has an exposure of 34.9 percent. While both dailies increased their readership, other national dailies like Ma'ariv and Ha'aretz suffered losses to 12.5 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively.

However, when analysing the data over a 12-month range, the Hebrew daily remains the top newspaper, "with an exposure of 34.3 percent, compared with 30.4 percent for Israel Hayom," Globes Online revealed.

On Friday's editions, the recently launched version of Israel Hayom got a 25.7 percent, leaving the leadership to Yediot Ahronot with a 43.7 percent.

The free newspaper was launched in 2007 by Sheldon Edelson, who is associated with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. It currently has a distribution of 255,000 copies on weekdays and 350,000 on weekends.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-07-28 19:11

U.S. newspapers will completely change they way they report circulation beginning October 1, following changes to circulation rules made by the Audit Bureau of Circulations' board, Editor & Publisher reported today.

The changes include newspapers now being able to count one subscribers multiple times; for example, a subscriber may be counted once for his print subscription, once for his e-reader subscription, and so on. This also includes online, mobile and other subscriptions. Another major change is that newspapers may include "branded editions" (products published under a different name, such as a commuter daily) in their total average circulation. "The board's aim is to establish a foundation for the future as more newspapers move to bundled print/digital subscription offers and hybrid publishing plans," the ABC board announced in a press release.

Author

Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-07-27 23:10

U.S. newspaper market saw a biggest drop by 30 percent from 2007 to 2009, while the UK declined 21 percent, according to the latest report release by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Greece, Italy, and Canada came next with 20 percent, 18 percent and 17 percent, respectively, Media Bistro reported.

According to the report, The Evolution of News and the Internet, 20 out of 30 OECD countries suffered from declining newspaper circulations, Media Guardian reported.

The newspaper market worldwide almost stayed stagnant from 2004 to 2007, and has declined by 5 percent since then, in spite of the growth in developing countries.

OECD said that job losses in newspapers have also "intensified" since 2008, especially in the UK, U.S., the Netherlands and Spain.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-06-18 01:31

Newspaper Web sites are benchmarked on two key metrics: revenue per unit of print circulation, and share of online advertising spent in that newspaper's local market, according to Borrell Associates.

The circulation benchmark is useful only from the perspective that the size of the newspaper might be relevant to the revenue its Web site can generate. However, this metric is becoming less relevant as many newspapers branch out beyond mere "newspaper sites" and use the Web to launch multiple products such as online directories, mobile applications or e-mail newsletters. It is likely that many smaller newspapers could be generating 10 times the online revenue of a newspaper with twice its circulation. In short, print circulation has less and less to do with a company's ability to generate significant Web revenues, SFN's World Digital Media Trends 2009 reported.

One reason for the rebound in online revenue per circulation unit for the largest-circulation newspapers, which saw per-circulation revenues decline in 2007 but then saw a huge jump last year, was the fact that the base of this metric, circulation, declined significantly.

Author

Erina Lin

Date

2010-06-11 21:23

Figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulations for the month of April show only two national newspapers in the United Kingdom recording year-on-year circulation increases, the Press Gazette reported.

The Independent on Sunday led the pack with an up of 1.88 percent in its year-on-year circulation. Its weekly average rose to 168,151 in the month of April. The Daily Star's figures rose by 0.05 percent, to a daily average of 823,025.

Other papers such as The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Telegraph all recorded double digit declines in their year-on-year circulation. A more complete list of figures can be seen here and here.

According to Brand Republic, The Independent's success may be due in part to their coverage of the upcoming elections. The Independent's managing director and editor-in-chief Simon Kelner said his staff was extremely pleased with the result.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-05-17 18:09

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