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California’s oldest weekly newspaper saved from shut down

The Mountain Messenger, California’s oldest weekly newspaper, was on the verge of folding, has been saved with an eleventh-hour bid to buy it. Published in Downieville, the weekly has been printing every week since 1853. Mark Twain even…

Local Journalism Initiative introduced in Quebec

For news media publishers in Quebec or Ontario, or publishers of Indigenous news media, the Local Journalism Initiative is here to help them. Launched by the Government of Canada, the initiative provides support to news media publishers by…

USA Today tests bilingual content in English and Spanish

USA Today has geared up to make deeper connections with Spanish-speaking readers by launching a new series in English and Spanish. The project, called Hecho en USA, will tell stories about the lives of Spanish-speaking Americans. Cristina…

New publisher and CEO of The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently announced the appointment of media executive Lisa Hughes as Publisher and CEO, replacing Terry Egger, who recently told The Inquirer’s board of his plans to retire. Lisa had served in the company’s top…

Condé Nast launches Vogue Business in China

Condé Nast has announced the launch of Vogue Business in China. The edition debuts as a new addition to Vogue Business, which launched online in January 2019. The media title reaches an audience of senior professionals across 39 markets…

The Guardian deputy editor stepped down after 40 years

After 40 years with the newspaper and 25 years in the role, The Guardian deputy editor Paul Johnson stepped down. He was also the newspaper’s head of news, business and sport. The newspaper has announced a series of senior editorial…

Meredith Corp releases first issue of Reveal magazine

In collaboration with globally recognised lifestyle tastemakers Drew and Jonathan Scott, Meredith Corporation has unveiled the first issue of its new quarterly magazine Reveal. The Winter 2020 issue is available online and on nationwide…

Lee Enterprises acquires BH Media Group’s newspapers

Iowa-based Lee Enterprises is buying BH Media Group’s publication The Buffalo News for $140 million in cash. The deal means Lee, now in 50 markets, will own 81 newspapers, almost doubling its size. BHMG has a presence in 10 states, owning…

Sunday Independent announces deal with Cornwall Today

Cornwall Today had announced via social media that it was set to shut, but its publisher Reach later said it was ‘exploring options’ to preserve the monthly title. The Liskeard-based Sunday Independent will now take on two of the magazine’s…

The Telegraph launches digital recipe channel

The Telegraph has launched a new digital recipe channel Cookbook with thousands of recipes and meal ideas. Cookbook is home to more than 3000 recipes, and each week around 25 brand new recipes will be added to the site. The recipes are…

Owner of Daily Mail enquires i newspaper

DMGT, publisher of Daily Mail, has bought the i newspaper and its website for £49.6m from JPI Media. A statement from the owner of DMGT mentions that the paper was ‘a highly respected publication with a loyal and engaged readership’ and…

Financial Times introduces boutique consulting firm

Financial Times has launched a small consulting firm using its own in-house talent and learning from its own successful transformation, aiming to help other media and media-adjacent business. The consulting firm, FT Strategies, draws on the…

Spain to host World News Media Congress in 2020

WAN-IFRA invites the world's press to attend the 72nd World News Media Congress, the 27th World Editors Forum and the 4th Women in News Summit, to be held in Zaragoza, Spain from June 17-19, 2020. The annual meeting of the world's press…