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by Jim Chisholm

Despite the predictions of doom-mongers, at every point of media evolution, newspapers have continued to respond - eventually - to each new challenge, while having navigated the roller coaster of the economic cycles. I might say that of the last 30 years, which have been my experience, but in truth the reflective ups and downs have been going on since the last "Great Crash".

I wrote a while back that we were likely to see a "double dip" in the economy, and it looks like a second slide is upon us.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-20 12:13

by Judy Muller

We've been hearing a lot of depressing news in recent years about the dire financial prospects for big daily newspapers, including the one you're now holding. Or watching. Or, in the argot of the digital age, "experiencing."

But at the risk of sounding like I'm whistling past the graveyard, I'd like to point out that there are thousands of newspapers that are not just surviving but thriving.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-09-14 10:29

Midday Monday and the Farnham Herald in Surrey is a hive of activity.

Beyond the reception area, you can see, and hear, advertising staff and journalists - reporters, sub-editors, photographers alike - busy working on this week's edition.

The open-plan office is parochial, slightly frayed, but functional. An old clock hanging on the wall counts down this week's deadline.

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-10 18:24

A weekly version of the China Daily, the largest English-language newspaper in China, will hit UK newsstands tomorrow, Media Week reported on Thursday.

"While there is an element of breaking news, the majority of the paper seeks to provide a more in-depth review of headlines of the week - a useful guide to help readers understand the emerging opportunities that exist between China and Europe," explained General Manager of the weekly Renzhong Zhi in an article published by the China Daily.

Under the name China Daily European Weekly, the newspaper will have an initial circulation of 35,000 copies and it will be mostly sold in London as well as in Brussels, Belgium. The European version follows the launch of editions in the U.S. and Hong Kong, Media Week reminded.

Although the Chinese publication is owned by the State, the new ventures have independent editorial boards. According to its website, the China Daily has a global circulation of 400,000.

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Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-02 22:14

Sun-Times Media Holdings LLC, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, will shut down 11 Sun weekly newspapers by the end of the year to cut costs, the Chicago Tribune revealed yesterday.

Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Halbreich said the company might close some of its offices, but savings will come from "not printing and distributing the papers," ChicagoBusines.com reported. He said other Sun-Times publications would reabsorb the weeklies' staff.

The Sun newspapers that will be eliminated are Batavia, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Geneva, Glen Ellyn, Homer Glen, Lisle, Wheaton, Fox Valley and Lincoln-Way. According to the Sun-Times Media website, these weeklies have a combined circulation of 197,560 copies.

In the last two years, the media group eliminated more than 100 jobs as part of a restructuring process. Furthermore, a group of investors "bought the newspaper assets out of bankruptcy last year for [US]$5 million and the assumption of $22 million in liabilities," ChicagoBusiness.com reminded.

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Clara Mart

Date

2010-11-12 17:51

Considering the shift in consumer preferences toward digital content, many newspapers and magazines have been combating steady declines in circulations and decreasing print ad revenues for quite sometime. The U.S News Media Group, publishers of U.S. News & World Report, will discontinue publishing print editions of the news weekly after the December issue, which will be the last print edition sent out to all subscribers, Bloomberg.com reported last week.

Being among the topmost three news weeklies in United States after Time and Newsweek, the media group management informed in a memo to staffers about the transition to a predominantly digital publishing model with selected, single-topic print issues, Poynter.org reported.

This shift to the digital only medium will not result in more layoffs, Brian Kelly, editor of the weekly news magazine assured, CBCCanada reported. While most of the news content will be available for free on the news site, Bill Holiber, president of the U.S. News Media Group, said the move "allows us to continue to grow our online business and to take advantage of the emerging platforms for distributing information."

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Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-11-08 19:18

The International Herald Tribune will launch a news weekly supplement in association with Reuters tomorrow MediaGuardian reported yesterday. The weekly supplement, called Middle East with Reuters, can be found every Thursday in the IHT's Middle East print editions.

The inaugural four-page issue of the weekly supplement will feature dedicated regional news, business, opinion and culture coverage from IHT, The New York Times and Reuters correspondents, while focusing on emerging trends and themes throughout the region, according to the press release posted on AFXNews.com today. This weekly issue is meant to complement the current coverage of the Middle East with analysis of the daily newspaper and authoritative world reporting.

Image: Guardian.co.uk

"The joint launch emphasises the way in which large media organisations are now prepared to team up in order to reach wider audiences," MediaGuardian pointed out. The weekly supplement will draw on the coverage of more than 200 Reuters journalists covering the Middle East at local and international level.

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Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-29 18:04

Tindle Newspapers Group, which owns more than 200 local titles in the UK, launched on Friday three weeklies despite the economic downturn that continues to affect the industry, Press Gazette reported.

The Barnet & Potters Bar Press, the Hendon & Finchley Press and the Edgware and Mill Hill Press will be distributed door to door to 90,000 homes in the North London, the company announced in a press release. The weeklies have ultra local news of areas already broadly covered by The Press, one of Tindle's publications.

Sir Ray Tindle, founder of the Tindle Newspapers Group, during the launch of a press facility. Photo source: NEWBURY Weekly News Printers Ltd

"It gives us the chance to get closer to the readers and advertisers in the communities we serve," said Alison Cruse, publishing director of North London & Herts Newspapers.

In March, Tindle Newspapers launched other four local titles in Enfield and Barnet as part of an overall strategy to increase the number of community newspapers in England and Well, the Press Gazette noted.

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Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-27 17:06

News weekly Bloomberg Businessweek plans to publish a series of country specific reports to provide global business leaders and advertisers with deep and unique insights on the leading industrial countries in the global economy, according to a press release posted on BusinessWire. The inaugural edition of the country-specific report series will focus on Germany, and will be featured in the Oct. 4-10 issue.

The launch is set to coincide with the 20th anniversary celebrations of German reunification and will be available on newsstands from Oct. 1. This move by the news weekly is aimed at capturing the interest of readers and attracting readership from its rivals, Fortune and The Economist, according to MediaWeek.co.uk.

Image Source: MediaWeek.co.uk

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Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-09-23 18:00

The Hollywood Reporter, a paper that specialises in entertainment news and currently published five days a week, will become in October "a glossy, large-format weekly magazine," The New York Times reported Sunday.

Subscribers to the daily printed version will now receive a daily digital edition in a PDF file. The Hollywood Reporter's website will also be redesigned with a focus on breaking news that will allow the publication to compete with entertainment blogs that have eroded its readership, The Daily News revealed.

The price of the new magazine has been set at $5.99, up from the $2.99 currently charged, The Associated Press informed. However, the annual subscription will decrease from $300 to $249.

In the last four years, the publication has lost advertisers and its annual revenue declined from $50 million to $30 million, according to The New York Times. With the new design, the company aims to attract new ads from the beauty, fashion, and liquor industry so it does not have to depend solely on film studios and television networks.

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Clara Mart

Date

2010-09-14 23:48

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