The number of deals involving daily newspapers continued its upward trajectory in 2018, with 36 separate transactions closed by year end.
It was the largest number of daily newspaper deals since 2000, and the fourth straight year of higher transaction volume.
The two key drivers of this activity were largely unchanged from the prior year: owners of clusters of publications seeking to build larger regional footprints, and the difficulties faced by small operators lacking the scale needed to manage expenses.
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RJI's director of aerial journalism says there is no magic bullet app that does everything. And technology isn't the sole answer to being a better drone journalist. But we're safer when we remember that we're pilots first and photographers second.
Here are the apps he recommends to help you get there.MORE
Lifelong Scottsboro resident and former city councilman Brent Miller has been named publisher for The Jackson County Sentinel in Scottsboro, Ala.MORE
Ron Nixon, an acclaimed reporter, editor and data journalist, will join The Associated Press as its international investigations editor, based in Washington.MORE
The path from a casual reader to a paying subscriber isn't a short one, but by understanding how audiences get from one place to another, publishers can begin to devise strategies to get more readers to complete that journey.
A recent study published by the American Press Institute as part of The Media Insight Project surveyed audiences and found nine distinct reader types.MORE
The Associated Press has announced that Senior Vice President Daisy Veerasingham has been promoted to chief revenue officer, in a restructuring that aligns all of the news agency's revenue functions globally under a single director.MORE
Brian Knox, president of W. D. Hoard & Sons Company, has announced that the newspaper division of the company has been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers, stretching across parts of six counties in south central Wisconsin.MORE
James M. Clifford has announced that the Watertown (Wis.) Daily Times and Dodge County Independent News have been sold to Adams Publishing Group. The Watertown Daily Times is published Monday through Friday and the Dodge County Independent News weekly. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.MORE
The Associated Press has named Anna Johnson as its news director for Europe and Africa, selecting a veteran leader of journalists with experience reporting from around the world to lead its coverage of two continents.MORE
The Kentucky New Era Group has sold its daily newspaper in Hopkinsville and four non-daily newspapers to Paducah-based Paxton Media Group.
Dirks, Van Essen, Murray & April, a media merger and acquisition firm based in Santa Fe, N.M., represented Kentucky New Era Group in the transaction. Terms were not disclosed.MORE
You are likely familiar with the Sales Funnel. But have you broken down each step of the process to understand what message and media placement have the greatest impact on an advertising campaign?
In this webinar, we will cover the basics of the Funnel before digging into the best ad placement and message to guide customers through their decision journey. Following this session, you will better understand the role that your newspaper plays in the process and how to incorporate "new" and "old" media into a cohesive ad campaign.
If you can't participate on Feb. 28, no problem! Register anyway and view a recording of the webinar at your convenience.More
You are likely familiar with the Sales Funnel. But have you broken down each step of the process to understand what message and media placement have the greatest impact on an advertising campaign?More
It's not necessarily the strongest who survive and thrive, but those who adapt the most quickly to the changes in the market. The Tuesday morning general session at the Mega-Conference will feature the leaders of the companies that are adapting the fastest. What's their secret? How are they able to move the needle as other companies have failed?More