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Digital ad revenues of Meredith surpass magazine revenues

Media conglomerate Meredith has achieved an 11 percent hike to $902 million for its fiscal 2021 second-quarter YoY, and a 4 percent hike to $1.595 billion for its first half. That was driven, in large part, by digital ad sales. It has…

Taboola and Outbrain cancel their $850 million merger

Online advertising is a game of scale, but one attempt to consolidate two competitors to better take on Google and Facebook has fallen apart. Taboola and Outbrain, startups that each provide publishers with ad-based content recommendation…

South Korean news outlets chase digital dream

When The New York Times was looking to relocate some of its operations out of Hong Kong earlier this year, the U.S. media heavyweight chose Seoul, citing among other reasons the freedom of South Korea’s press. But while the NYT comes…

French daily Le Parisien doubles its digital subscribers

In the past year, France’s Le Parisien has doubled both its numbers of digital subscribers and its revenues from digital subscriptions largely through an effort to produce far more ‘premium’ articles that are for subscribers only. Le…

Return of The Border Watch to print business

Good news is that that independent South Australian newspaper The Border Watch is coming back after closing last month. A source announces that it will resume printing in October, with former editor Brett Kennedy back in the chair as…

The Economist triples number of subscribers

Over the last two years, The Economist has narrowed its focus on what it publishes to LinkedIn. It has been reaping the benefits by turning those users into subscribers. After switching gears on its content strategy — starting narrow to…

Times-Journal Inc to print six SCNI newspapers

As the future of print is uncertain, finding new opportunities in outside printing will be a key part of survival for many of our newspaper operations. Many continue to struggle through the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19. Prior…

The New York Times offers stipend to parent employees

When school year started during the coronavirus pandemic in the US, working parents are scrambling to juggle their own remote work and their children’s schooling plans on top of general family care. More and more companies are looking to…

The New York Times free for high school students

With teenagers stuck at home thanks to the COVID-19, The New York Times offered access to its journalism — with the hope of converting some into regular readers and, eventually, subscribers. America’s high school students are mostly sitting…