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Print Still Dominates Local Newspaper Reading

Just over half (55%) of the U.S. newspaper audience still reads their local newspaper in print only — with no overlapping digital consumption. That’s according to a new survey of 150 U.S. media markets conducted by Scarborough on behalf of … Continue reading

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September Busiest Month Ever for Digital Newspaper Traffic

The month of September boasted the largest traffic numbers ever with an impressive 141 million U.S. adults visiting newspaper sites either on the Web or via mobile devices. That means that 71 percent of the entire online adult population read … Continue reading

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John W. Henry Finalizes Boston Globe Sale, Outlines New Vision

After legal delays, John W. Henry has finalized his purchase of The Boston Globe and its related businesses, including BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette newspaper and website. According to Media Daily News, Henry will focus on a number of … Continue reading

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The 126-Year-Old International Herald Tribune Has Changed its Name

As of last week, the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of The New York Times, became the International New York Times. It’s not the first name change for the 126-year old publication founded as The Paris Herald in 1887. Click … Continue reading

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Halifax Media Group Purchases Three More Florida Newspapers

Halifax Media Group closed a deal Monday to purchase three Florida community newspapers from HarborPoint Media including the Daily Commercial of Leesburg, the News-Sun of Sebring and the South Lake Press of Clermont. This brings Halifax Media Group’s roster of Southeastern publications … Continue reading

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Newspapers, Traditional Media Perform Well Among Luxury Buyers

According to information from the Shullman Research Center, newspapers and other traditional media perform well in reaching luxury buyers, especially ultra-high net worth luxury buyers. According to Shullman’s ongoing affluence study, 42 percent of those who plan to make luxury purchases … Continue reading

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Readers Fire Back at Blog Relegating Printed Circulars to the Dustbin

It’s not surprising that a blog focused on mobile commerce would tout a study promoting the effectiveness of mobile coupons over printed inserts. What is surprising, and frankly, refreshing, is that the same blog would post the pushback it received from fans … Continue reading

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Will Recent Acquisitions Lead to a Renaissance for Newspapers?

Anyone who follows media news knows that the newspaper industry is undergoing an upheaval. Revenue streams are changing, print circulations are contracting and mobile use is evolving. This week, a Fortune blog analyzed the latest newspaper trends to demonstrate that recent major aquisitions … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos Pays $250 Million to Purchase Washington Post Newspaper Business

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos continues the billionaire newspaper buying spree that began with Warren Buffett and gained momentum last week when Red Sox owner John W. Henry acquired The Boston Globe. Bezos purchased the Post through a personally-controlled entity not tied to retail … Continue reading

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Boston Billionaire Buys Globe

Red Sox owner John W. Henry has purchased The Boston Globe from The New York Times for $70 million. According to the Alliance for Audited Media, the paper has an average total circulation (including digital) of 245,572 — making it the 24th-largest newspaper in … Continue reading

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New Infographic Reinforces the Power of Newspapers

A new infographic released by the Newspaper Association of America illustrates how newspapers continue to reach an immense, highly engaged audience, even in the digital age. Seventy percent of U.S. adults (158 million) read newspaper content across platforms, including 59 … Continue reading

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New Orleans Newspaper Returns to Daily Print Frequency

After announcing last year that it would cut back to only three printed editions per week, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans has returned to a daily print schedule. According to New York Times analysis, deep staff cuts caused commensurate erosion … Continue reading

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Total Newspaper Industry Posts $38.6 Billion Year, Bolstered by New Revenue Streams

According to 2012 data recently released by the Newspaper Association of America, the U.S. newspaper media industry took in $38.6 billion in revenue in 2012 compared with $39.5 billion in 2011. Total advertising revenue dipped 6 percent with print ad … Continue reading

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Alliance for Audited Media Report Shows Stable Circulation Totals for U.S. Newspapers

Results from the AAM’s semiannual newspaper Snapshot report (formerly known as FAS-FAX), shows total circulation figures virtually unchanged for the 500+ publications that reported comparable averages in March 2012 and March 2013. Daily circulation was down less than a percent … Continue reading

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New NAA Study Reaffirms Importance of Newspapers in Purchase Decision Process

The Newspaper Association of America’s latest “How America Shops and Spends” study demonstrates the ongoing importance of newspaper media in the purchase decision process. In fact, print newspapers ranked highest among the 19 advertising sources used by survey respondents to … Continue reading

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