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Johnston Press will sell, close or drastically cut costs at 59 local newspapers

Johnston Press announced this week that it will sell, close or cut costs at 59 of its local newspapers. The company said in a statement that it had “identified a number of newsbrands that are now considered non-core and such will be either divested or run with less costs.” In 2015, Johnston Press closed a […]

Shifting the industry from paywall to membership models will require a cultural shift

The next step in newspapers’ attempts to get readers to pay for news will be membership models, Matt DeRienzo writes. But changing the thinking industry from “paywall” to “membership” will require a cultural shift to something a bit more altruistic. DeRienzo suggests that newspapers look to membership models such as NPR’s, where a base of […]

Tribune Publishing is the highest bidder for the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise at $56 million

You might have heard: In a letter to Freedom Communications, the US Justice Department warned that if Tribune Publishing purchased the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise, it would take antitrust action But did you know: Tribune Publishing will be the new owner of Freedom Communications’ Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise, beating out Digital […]

The US Justice Department warns that if Tribune Publishing purchases the Orange County Register, it will take antitrust action

You might have heard: Freedom Communications is selling the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise in a formal auction today, which includes Tribune Publishing and Digital First Media and Tribune Publishing as bidders (Los Angeles Daily News) But did you know: According to a letter to Freedom Communications, the U.S. Justice Department sees “serious” antitrust […]

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