The New York Times Co. will offer voluntary buyout packages to members of the newsroom and several business at the end of the month, according to the paper.
Tribune Publishing sold 4.7 million shares of newly issued stock to Nant Capital for $70.5 million. In the process, the company also rejected the most recent bid from Gannett Co.
The Boston Globe collaborated with PageSuite to develop a new desktop e-paper and app.
Flint Group acquired American Inks and Coatings, based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Dallas Morning News re-erected its paywall. In October 2013, the paper pulled down its paywall, making all content free to visitors. At the same time, DMN launched a premium website for subscribers that featured enhanced visuals and limited advertising. That site was shuttered in July 2014.
Ancestry.com LLC acquired Adpay Inc. through a subsidiary. Ancestry.com provides family history and personal DNA testing while Adpay created and operates obituary service Memoriams.com.
The International News Media Association elected nine executives to its board of directors. The INMA Board of Directors is the association’s governing body and oversees the global vision and strategy of INMA.
The Washington Post RED team launched Fuse — a technology that provides a consumer-first ad experience for mobile. The app is fully-hosted on WaPo’s website, allowing users to click or swipe ad units to open the creative that stays within the current application, removing latency or load time.
The Knight Foundation and Columbia University created the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University to use research, education and litigation to advance First Amendment rights in the digital age.
The Daily Aztec, an independent student newspaper at San Diego State University, inked a deal with Presteligence to deploy My Team Scoop for the 2016-2017 academic year. The paper will cover 18 NCAA sports and 18 sports clubs with its newly branded website and apps.
Tribune Publishing rejected the unsolicited offer from Gannett Co. to buy the company.
Lee Enterprises increased its profit in its second fiscal quarter and lowered its debt.
The New York Times company is partnering with meal-delivery startup Chef’d to deliver ingredients for recipes from the NYT Cooking website within 48 hours. NYT and Chef’d will split sales from the venture.
Time Inc. will launch a free, ad-supported video streaming service called the People/Entertainment Weekly network. The network will be distributed over the Internet and will feature a mix of human interest stories and series, lifestyle content and pieces about Hollywood celebrities and pop culture personalities. It also plans to cover live events, including music festivals and award shows.
IHK Vice President, Professor Gerd Finkbeiner was sentenced along with five other former manroland executives before the 18th Criminal Court of Darmstadt, Germany.
The Tampa Bay (Florida) Times purchased the Tampa Tribune from Revolution Capital Group, according to The Times. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The New York Times Company reported a $14 million net loss for the first quarter of 2016, according to NYT.
A.H. Belo Corp., reported a loss of $632,000 in the first quarter ending March 31 compared with a profit of $363,000 a year ago.
In a bid to be more efficient, Bliss Communications will shutter CSI Media in Delavan, Wisconsin and consolidate print operations to the Bliss printing and distribution facility in Janesville.
Paxton Media Group in Paducah, Kentucky acquired the Elkhart (Indiana) Truth from the Dille Family. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group purchased the Free Times in Columbia, South Carolina from Resorts Media LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Toledo (Ohio) Blade integrated big-data firm Youneeq’s recommendation system with its Libercus CMS in January 2015 as part of the redesign for its website launched in April. Youneeq and Libercus launched a partnership in order to integrate automated recommendations and digital services with the Libercus publishing platform.
Forum Communications purchased a combination new/used DGM 430 press from Manugraph Americas for its plant in Souix Falls, South Dakota.
A multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit was filed against Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times, alleging he introduced a culture of “deplorable discrimination” based on age, race and gender at the newspaper, according to The Guardian.
The Denver Post plans to cut another 26 jobs from its newsroom staff, The Denver Business Journal reported.
U.K. tabloid The Sun launched on Snapchat Discover. The highly visual content includes best pics from the Internet from the day before, paparazzi pics of the day, vertical videos and interactive polls, according to Digiday.
Digiday launched a quarterly print magazine dubbed Pulse. The glossy will be devoted to the future of media, according to Digiday’s website.
Metroland newspaper in Toronto recently completed a drive retrofit of two reelstands and the motion control and drives in one of the four printing towers in the pressroom with KBA.
Tamedia inked a deal with EidosMedia to transfer production for the BZ Berner Zeitung in Berne, Switzerland, to the Methode digital publishing platform. The move is the first step in Tamedia’s plan to transfer all of its Swiss titles to Methode.
The New York Times Co. will close its editing and prepress print production operations in Paris, NYT reported.
Gannett Co. made an unsolicited bid for Tribune Publishing, according to USA Today.
The Tampa Bay (Florida) Times sold its headquarters in St. Petersburg for $19 million.
Ste. Genevieve Media, of Missouri, accused Lee Enterprises-owned Daily Journal of Park Hills, also in Missouri, of plagiarism, reported the St. Louis Business Journal.
Birdland Acquisition LLC purchased the New England Newspapers Inc. from Digital First Media. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The sale is expected to close May 2.
Paul Huntsman – son of Utah industrialist-philanthropist Jon Huntsman, Sr., – entered into a deal to purchase The Salt Lake Tribune from Digital First Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Verizon Communications Inc. and Hearst Corp. inked a deal to acquire Complex Media — an online publisher catering mostly to millennial males.
Mike Pride, administrator of the Pulitzer Prize announced the 2016 winners at a press conference in Pulitzer Hall at Columbia University in New York City.
Tribune Publishing Co. acquired Splash magazine from Wrapports, parent company of The Chicago Sun-Times. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The San Diego (California) Union Tribune removed Facebook Comments and replaced them with SolidOpinon. The new commenting service offers publishers a few lines of code that will help them generate income from comment traffic.
Donna Barrett, Newspaper Association of America chairman, welcomed attendees to mediaXchange 2016 in Washington and introduced new NAA President and CEO David Chavern.
Keynote speaker Martin D. Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, told attendees at mediaXchange 2016 that the success of WaPo lies in its ability to put readers first, but to also recognize that it has multiple customers, including advertisers.
Mid Mon Valley Publishing Co. acquired The Valley Independent in Monessen, Pennsylvania, from Trib Total Media. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
GateHouse Media acquired Journal Multimedia from co-owners David A. Schankweiler and Lawrence M. Kluger. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The New York Times Company formed NYT Global — an international digital growth team. The company named a dedicated leadership team to the endeavor and pledged $50 million over the next three years.
Hearst Connecticut Media Group acquired two local papers, the Norwalk Hour and the Wilton Villager and their digital assets from The Hour Publishing Company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Archant Print in the UK placed an order with Harland Simon for a reelstand upgrade.
Digital First Media sold the 14.3 acres surrounding the home of The Orange County Register to developer Mike Harrah for $34 million.
The Breaking News app owned by NBC, integrated its software with Slack in order to provide a bot that allows users to follow specific storylines or subjects.
The Postal Regulatory Commission’s and U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the Postal Service must remove the 4.3 percent exigent rate surcharge implemented in January 2014 for market dominant mail classes, including periodicals.
A consortium of 17 member companies of the Newspaper Association of America sent a letter to Brave Software, Inc. notifying the company that its new advertising sales plan violates the law as well as the rights of publishers.