[Updated at 1:58 p.m. ET on Dec. 12: Here are the prepared statements by Dubow and all the executives.]
9:57: And it's over! Yeah! Shares are now up 3.3% at $15.82. Corporate has now posted
9:53: Q. What about dividend "strategy?" In other words, might there be an increase? [It's been 4 cents a share since it was cut 90% in early 2009.] Martore says want to see more certainty in economy, but remains, as always, non-committal.
9:50: Q. What about the TV-newspaper cross-ownership rule; why hasn't industry been more aggressive in overturning rule? Dubow answering. Says, in fact, industry has been aggressive. No firm prediction on what might happen when FCC takes up issue. "We would love to see that rule changed."
9:49: Q. What about circulation and ad rate increases? Dickey says "walking through every marketplace, looking for pricing opportunities.'' Expect to see some circulation rate increases.
9:47: She's wrapping up. Later today, GCI will likely post these prepared remarks on Corporate's website. Here come the questions.
9:44: Investors like what they've heard so far. GCI has opened, and shares now trading up 2.4%. But my data may be behind the remarks.
9:41: Expects overall digital revenue growth to up up in low single digits. On earnings in the current quarter. We are comfortable at the high end of analysts' forecasts. [Added later: I believe she said the range was 72 cents to
9:37: Here's Martore! Total publishing revenue is down 4%. I think that's for the current quarter. National advertising has "slipped." Classified is "lagging." That doesn't sound so great.
9:32: Expecting big growth in Asia. Worth noting now that the real meat of Gannett's presentation will come during Martore's remarks, and then during the question-and-answer session after the executives' prepared remarks.
9:29: Sounds like Ferguson of CareerBuilder is now talking; he didn't introduce himself. Yup: It's him.
9:22: Lougee's now talking. Waiting for him to make some news.
9:19: Now talking about the tests in paywalls at three Gannett papers. I didn't hear anything about financials, though.
9:14: I think he just said that in the first half of 2011, they're rolling out GannettLocal, which is now based in Phoenix.
9:12: Here's Bob Dickey. "Transformative change continues across all that we do." He says newspapers are "legacy products." Yipes: So many buzzwords!
9:08: Yahoo partnership is ahead of schedule. Hmmmm.
9:06: Introducing the new CFO. Say hello to him if you see him around.
9:05 a.m.: Dubow sounds a bit more nervous and uneven than usual.