An independent journal about the Gannett Co. and the news industry's digital transition
Florida Today's press, ending and starting 12/13 off in non great fashion. 2 hours late Sunday and now an hour plus today, New Year's Day. Late papers and mess up the carrier's days. Between JV's kill single copy's mentality, the people who do their draws...or not as the case may be, and now press/production getting their two cents in. Is there somebody left who cares or is this the year of the end of Florida Today?
Gannett does not care. It is all about digital. Forget the paper! Read it all online. Less cost - less headaches.
9:59 please share the media companies that are pouring their money into print and ignoring digital.
Happy new year all you blue balls!
What aren't you understanding? No print! No Gannett ! Jim, can you please explain where the advertising is coming from percentage wise? Digital is just an enhancement for now. It may be the future, but it isn't happening anytime soon.
In the third quarter, the most recent available, revenue from newspapers and other print products continued to be the single-biggest source of Gannett's overall revenue. In that quarter total revenue was $1.31 billion. Of that, print advertising accounted for 42%, and print circulation for 21%. So, combined, print products generated 63% of the company's total revenue.It's worth noting that the trend is toward digital, of course. But for quite a while longer, Gannett will remain heavily dependent on print.
All I asked was for you to name the companies focusing on print. Why the negativity? Oh that's right, there aren't any
I don't see that it is much different than Netflix model. While they are focused on streaming they still will not abandon DVDs by mail because there is still a large market for DVDs. The difference is Netflix does charge separately for the two services or offers them in a package. Gannett has dropped a print only plan. Gannett is blowing it by not caring about their single copy and home delivery service. They should be pushing both.
3:18 I read the Orange County Register is focusing on putting print first and trying to expand it.
A failed company with no cash flow and no digital products worth a damn. If you read the story closely they have no 401k, no raises and they are going to start charging for online access. Great example. Next example please
Oh I didn't get that you were wanting a list just to knock the Companies that may be trying it. You said there weren't any and I told you one.
I don't see where you get that the Orange County Register if failing. In fact the owner group is looking at buying the Tribune papers when they emerge from bankruptcy. Gannett might want to wake up before it's to late and the competition runs them out of business.
Gannett could buy those papers and destroy them too.
Orange County Register SHOULD be watched. New ownership since July -- a young guy of just 39 years old -- has dedicated more resources to the PRINT product with increased newsroom staffing AND increased page count. Results are promising: Average daily circulation rose 5.3 percent as of Sept. 30 from a year earlier to 285,088 on weekdays and 387,547 on Sundays, bucking an industry decline of 0.2 percent, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.
Gannett Community Newspapers are only dead if Gannet chooses to make them dead. Bad service, late deliveries, price increases, and poor writing are fast ways to kill them in a hurry.
Rockland Times (NY) website crashes after report about Journal News hiring team of armed security guards at its headquarters in wake of gun map controversy. NRA organizing boycott on all of Gannett advertisers. Jim - may be time for a post on all this when you return from holiday break.
As always, I laugh hard at the people who call on Jim to provide "analysis" posts.Hasn't happened for years. Won't happen now. Return to Dreamland.
Rockland Times report was linked by Drudge Report. That's why its site crashed.
Many loyal long term paper subscribers have dropped due to forced digital subscription packages.What type of reader is going to replace these older loyal subscribers? Younger readers - I doubt that. They can get their news for free and they do. So what does that leave? Declining circulation that' s what.
When GPS was created Gannett stopped caring about print circulation, they pinned all their hopes on Digital.
GPS is all about print operations and distribution. This was the whole premise with the consolidation.
GPS produces crap. Print ads look like kids designed them. Nothing but typos and cut and paste. Not effective for advertisers so they stop advertising or get free ads as a result.
9;44PM GPS is a failure. If that's what it is all about. Papers constantly are late getting out and they had to increase the price just to make up for lost Revenue from poor distribution, and circulation.
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