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BOSTON -- At the Online News Association Saturday morning, Brian Hamman and Tyson Evans of The New York Times and Patrick Stiegman of ESPN hosted a session about how to dominate the "second screen" experience (you can follow the discussion from conference attendees here).

The second screen is literally what it sounds like -- the screen readers look at in addition to the TV. This could be an iPad, a laptop or a phone.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-09-28 10:21

The Daily Mail & General Trust chief executive, Martin Morgan, has said he is sceptical about the commercial viability of Jeremy Hunt's plans for local TV services.

Morgan said that DMGT, which owns the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as well as more than 100 regional titles, remained unconvinced that businesses involved in Hunt's plans could make profits.

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Anton Jolkovski

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2011-02-09 18:13

Metro, the free morning national newspaper, has hinted at record profits of more than £9m in 2010, but ruled out bidding for one of Jeremy Hunt's proposed local TV station contracts. Metro, which is published by Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT), has an audited circulation of 1.38 million and is distributed across 50 cities.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-01-25 19:14

Although television continues to be advertising's most memorable form, 86 percent of UK viewers using a digital video recorder to watch time-shifted shows skip through the ads, research published yesterday by YouGov for Deloitte has found. Shorter breaks in advertising would lead to more ad-watching, 48 percent of respondents said, MediaGuardian reported.

Meanwhile, digital and personal TV video recorders has led to more television watching, the report found. The research was conducted for the MediaGuardian Edinburgh international television festival, which begins Friday.

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"Online advertising's poor showing relative to television may surprise, given that the former has often been portrayed as television's nemesis," said James Bates, media partner at Deloitte, according to Biz Report. "What television does best - display and brand building - is what online struggles with. Online advertising is best at search, which previously newspapers, particularly for classified, had excelled at."

Television ads are also more effective than online, the poll of 4,000 adults found, with about 50 percent saying TV ads stay in their minds the most, the BBC reported.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-08-25 20:19

Italian newspaper ad sales through September were down 23 percent, while magazine ad sales sank 29 percent, Bloomberg reported today.

Meanwhile, TV ad sales for the same period rose 3 percent over the year prior, according to ANSA news wire.

The data was compiled by Federazione Concessionarie Pubblicità, a national advertising agency association.

The reported slide in revenue comes amid an investigation by Italian authorities that Google's search services suppress the appearance of commercial news publications online, allegations reported by ClickZ in August.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's scandals were reported to have boosted newspaper sales in the country, but only in the short term. Reporting on the scandals have also proved costly for some publications, who have been sued by Berlusconi. La Repubblica, Italy's most read daily, is being sued by the prime minister and is now promoting a petition to support press freedom, the paper's editor-in-chief announced in Prague last month.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-11-03 20:00

Defying earlier denials, media conglomerate Canwest is preparing to liquidate its newspaper assets, even as it expands its television presence. Within a month it will be delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Through a partnership with U.S.-based Scripps Interactive, Canwest on Monday launches Do-It-Yourself Network, featuring shows such as Sweat Equity and Kitchen Impossible, the company announced today. Meanwhile, as part of its bankruptcy process, Canwest is bringing its newspaper holdings back into the fold in order to shield those assets from creditors as well, CBC News reported following Canwest's announcement.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-10-16 22:36

Cox Media Group Inc. announced on Wednesday the reorganisation of its media businesses that will see contribution to radio, television and newspaper content by the company's editorial staffers.

"This new concept is another step toward fulfilling Cox Media Group's vision of operating as a fully-integrated media company," Sandy Schwartz, president of Cox Media Group, stated in the announcement. "Sharing expertise and best practices across all of our media properties allows us to better serve consumers and advertisers in our changing environment. In addition, each of Cox's media properties will benefit from expanded shared services such as Research, Sales, Digital, Finance, Human Resources and Engineering."
The three separate mediums and their brand names will continue to operate independent news and editorial functions; however, the radio, television and newspaper networks will now share knowledge, talent and resources. Cox hopes the new model will result in increased operating efficiency and cost savings.

At present no jobs will be lost due to the reorganisation.

"We're creating a leadership model to better reflect the reality of today's media marketplace. As the boundaries between traditional and digital media merge, it's important to have leaders in place who can think broadly across the media landscape as they guide our way forward," added Schwartz.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-08-19 20:47

A Wales Labour Party Assembly Member (AM) has proposed the issuing of grants to start "super local" television and radio channels run by newspapers, the BBC reported Friday.

Huw Lewis said that it would not take a "huge amount of money" from the government to see Wales become a base for journalistic excellence.

Speaking at a Labour Party meeting in Flintshire, Lewis proposed the launch of 12 local digital television channels as an "arm's length" government body.

"You only have to look at examples like Channel M in Manchester to see that newspaper groups can run excellent and successful TV news and produce top quality programming," he said, according to the BBC.

The National Union of Journalists has labelled the Welsh newspaper industry as "in crisis," in a report to the National Assembly's broadcasting committee.

The assembly government has been requested to respond to Lewis's proposal.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-07-24 13:40

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