Gannett executives, led by extremely well-compensated CEO Craig Dubow (left), are speaking today before Wall Street analysts, starting about 12:45 p.m. ET. I'm monitoring the New York event -- which GCI is webcasting from here -- and live-blogging details (assuming the technology works). Stay tuned! And note: All times shown will be Eastern.
1:52 p.m.: We're done. See ya later, alligators!
1:46 p.m.: Martore says the company is comfortable with current Wall Street earnings estimates -- although, apparently, on the lower end of the range. (I think.)
1:45 p.m.: Time for just one or two more questions!
1:36 p.m.: Chief Financial Officer Gracia Martore, I think, is speaking. "Lots of cyclical headwinds at play" in real-estate driven markets, like Arizona and Florida.
1:35 p.m.: Gannett shares have now traded as low as $27.90 this morning. 'Course, the stock markets are reeling over that Bear Stearns bailout.
1:29 p.m.: I'm having a little trouble distinguishing voices now. But it sure seems like Saridakis is dominating the event. Noted: Outgoing newspaper division Chair Sue Clark-Johnson apparently is a no-show.
1:24 p.m.: Question: What about those circulation numbers mentioned in today's monthly statistical report? The questioner refers to some sort of 4% decline. (I missed that.) Dickey, now talking, references pricing pressures.
1:19 p.m.: Dubow is inviting questions from the audience. Responding to one, Saridakis is talking up Gannett's high school sports website investment; can't recall the exact name.
1:18 p.m.: I just checked the Dow Jones industrial average. Gannett picked a helluva day to talk to analysts!
1:15 p.m.: "We aggregate eyeballs,'' he says. (Snarky question: Does Dubow know what that means?)
1:11 p.m.: Sounds like he's wrapping up. And not a moment too soon. Whoops: head fake.
1:03 p.m.: Saridakis is speaking now. At 39, he's the youngest member of Gannett's powerful management committee. Oy: He just said "monetizing eyeballs'' -- or something close to that. Reality check; he says advertising is still critical!
12:55 p.m.: Dubow says Gannett is right-sizing! Customer-service call centers are all moving along, he adds. (Except, last weekend, in Louisville!)
12:52 p.m.: Strategic plan, blah, blah, blah. Aggressively moving forward with digital strategy, yada yada yada.
12:48 p.m.: Politically interesting! Relatively new Chief Digital Officer Chris Saridakis is going to speak today. Also, Dubow just said: Newly named newspaper division President Robert Dickey is "the right person at the right time.''
12:46 p.m.: We're starting! Dubow is speaking now. Noted: first use of the words "transform" and "transformation."
12:42 p.m.: Welcome, all you new readers, BTW. Romenesko is sending lots of traffic my way today.
12:39 p.m.: No visuals, so we're listening to soothing (?) music. Who picks these tracks, anyway? Yikes: It's Gannett Corporate Radio! How lame!