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Posted: May 25, 2016 - 1:42 pm
NYT offering buyouts

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.

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Updated: May 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm
Trib Publishing gets new investor, rejects Gannett bid

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.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:30 pm
Boston Globe redesigns e-paper with PageSuite

The Boston Globe collaborated with PageSuite to develop a new desktop e-paper and app.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:31 pm
Flint Group buys Arkansas-based ink company

Flint Group acquired American Inks and Coatings, based in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:32 pm
Dallas paper re-launches paywall

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.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:32 pm
Ancestry.com acquires obituary service

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.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:33 pm
INMA builds board

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.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:33 pm
WaPo releases mobile ad delivery app

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.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:34 pm
New non-profit for first amendment digital rights

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.

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Posted: May 23, 2016 - 2:35 pm
San Diego student paper employs My Team Scoop

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.

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Posted: May 09, 2016 - 1:41 pm
Tribune rejects Gannett’s offer

Tribune Publishing rejected the unsolicited offer from Gannett Co. to buy the company.

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Posted: May 09, 2016 - 1:40 pm
Profits up for Lee in Q2

Lee Enterprises increased its profit in its second fiscal quarter and lowered its debt.

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Posted: May 09, 2016 - 1:38 pm
NYT to deliver recipe ingredients

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.

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Posted: May 09, 2016 - 1:43 pm
Time launches streaming video

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.

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Posted: May 04, 2016 - 10:16 am
Former manroland execs convicted of bribery

IHK Vice President, Professor Gerd Finkbeiner was sentenced along with five other former manroland executives before the 18th Criminal Court of Darmstadt, Germany.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 2:06 pm
Tampa Bay Times acquires Tribune, shutters paper

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.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 11:44 am
NYT reports Q1 loss

The New York Times Company reported a $14 million net loss for the first quarter of 2016, according to NYT.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 11:46 am
A.H. Belo reports loss, possible DMN move

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.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 11:48 am
Bliss shutters Delavan printing plant

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.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 11:49 am
Paxton Media Group expands Indiana offerings

Paxton Media Group in Paducah, Kentucky acquired the Elkhart (Indiana) Truth from the Dille Family. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 11:55 am
Evening Post acquires Free Times

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.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 11:57 am
Ohio daily integrates Libercus/Youneeq partnership

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.

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Posted: May 03, 2016 - 2:17 pm
Forum invests in DGM 430 press

Forum Communications purchased a combination new/used DGM 430 press from Manugraph Americas for its plant in Souix Falls, South Dakota.

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Updated: May 02, 2016 - 2:05 pm
NYT faces discrimination lawsuit

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.

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Posted: May 02, 2016 - 1:57 pm
Denver Post plans buyouts

The Denver Post plans to cut another 26 jobs from its newsroom staff, The Denver Business Journal reported.

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Posted: May 02, 2016 - 1:59 pm
The Sun launches on Snapchat

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.

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Posted: May 02, 2016 - 2:01 pm
Digiday invests in print

Digiday launched a quarterly print magazine dubbed Pulse. The glossy will be devoted to the future of media, according to Digiday’s website.

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Posted: May 02, 2016 - 2:02 pm
Canadian daily retrofits with KBA

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.

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Updated: May 02, 2016 - 2:06 pm
Swiss media company centralizes with Methode

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.

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Updated: April 26, 2016 - 11:09 am
NYT closes Paris prepress operations

The New York Times Co. will close its editing and prepress print production operations in Paris, NYT reported.

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Updated: April 25, 2016 - 2:32 pm
Gannett offers $815 million for Tribune

Gannett Co. made an unsolicited bid for Tribune Publishing, according to USA Today.

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Posted: April 25, 2016 - 2:26 pm
Tampa Bay paper sells headquarters

The Tampa Bay (Florida) Times sold its headquarters in St. Petersburg for $19 million.

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Posted: April 25, 2016 - 2:24 pm
Lee accused of plagiarism

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.

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Posted: April 21, 2016 - 11:35 am
Local investors purchase DFM titles in New England

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.

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Posted: April 20, 2016 - 2:01 pm
Local businessman to purchase SL Trib

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.

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Posted: April 20, 2016 - 11:34 am
Verizon Hearst Media to acquire Complex Media

Verizon Communications Inc. and Hearst Corp. inked a deal to acquire Complex Media — an online publisher catering mostly to millennial males.

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Updated: April 20, 2016 - 11:34 am
Newspapers honored with Pulitzers

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.

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Posted: April 20, 2016 - 11:28 am
Sun-Times sells magazine to Tribune

Tribune Publishing Co. acquired Splash magazine from Wrapports, parent company of The Chicago Sun-Times. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Updated: April 20, 2016 - 11:28 am
SolidOpinion launches with Union-Tribune

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.

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Posted: April 18, 2016 - 2:37 pm
MediaXchange opens in D.C.

Donna Barrett, Newspaper Association of America chairman, welcomed attendees to mediaXchange 2016 in Washington and introduced new NAA President and CEO David Chavern.

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Posted: April 18, 2016 - 2:35 pm
WaPo editor encourages optimism

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.

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Posted: April 18, 2016 - 2:33 pm
Local buyers pick up The Valley Independent

Mid Mon Valley Publishing Co. acquired The Valley Independent in Monessen, Pennsylvania, from Trib Total Media. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Posted: April 14, 2016 - 12:19 pm
GateHouse acquires Pennsylvania media company

GateHouse Media acquired Journal Multimedia from co-owners David A. Schankweiler and Lawrence M. Kluger. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Posted: April 14, 2016 - 12:18 pm
NYT invests in international coverage

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.

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Posted: April 14, 2016 - 12:17 pm
Hearst expands Connecticut offerings

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.

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Posted: April 14, 2016 - 12:15 pm
U.K. printer upgrades with Harland Simon

Archant Print in the UK placed an order with Harland Simon for a reelstand upgrade.

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Updated: April 13, 2016 - 10:15 am
DFM sells Freedom property to Harrah

Digital First Media sold the 14.3 acres surrounding the home of The Orange County Register to developer Mike Harrah for $34 million.

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Posted: April 13, 2016 - 10:15 am
Breaking News integrates with Slack

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.

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Posted: April 13, 2016 - 10:02 am
USPS rolls back surcharge

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.

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Posted: April 07, 2016 - 1:35 pm
NAA takes stand against browser start-up Brave

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.

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