UK By Alice Hutton BBC News 20 February 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43106436 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The government has announced a review into the future of the newspaper industry, warning the closure of hundreds of regional … [Read more...] about The death of the local newspaper?
Two world wars, the Jarrow March and the loss of our mining and shipbuilding industry, your triumphs, your tears – the Gazette has been there to cover it all. We have charted the triumphs and downfalls of the borough across three separate centuries. Tomorrow marks our 170th anniversary and scores of readers, community figures and stars, have been sharing their well wishes, gratitude and memories.Related: Happy birthday to us: How The Shields Gazette has been bringing you trusted news for 170 yearsEmma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields said: “In times where we can access media 24 hours a day from around the world, there is still something special about being able to pick up a local newspaper to catch up with what’s happening to people we actually know and in the place where we live.“In some ways it’s really the original ‘social media’. The Gazette also helps me to get important messages out to my constituents, especially those who do not have … [Read more...] about Happy 170th birthday to the Shields Gazette: South Tyneside’s newspaper looks back on covering events across three centuries
PUBLISHED: 11:11 12 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:35 12 February 2019 Sarah Chambers Archant bosses have called for a level playing field as the Cairncross review on the future of the newspaper industry is published Picture: BILL SMITH Archant © 2014 East Anglian publisher Archant has broadly welcomed a new report looking at how to safeguard quality journalism in the UK. Jeff Henry says there is an overwhelming need for action over the future of newspapers Picture: BILL SMITHThe Cairncross Review, chaired by Dame Frances Cairncross, was commissioned by prime minister Theresa May to investigate the sustainability of quality journalism in the face of declining newspaper sales and falling revenues.It says tech giants like Google and Facebook should have a “news quality obligation” - overseen by a regulator - to improve trust in the content they host, and calls for ministers to look at new tax breaks for “public interest” … [Read more...] about East Anglian newspaper group welcomes findings of quality journalism report
USA Today publisher Gannett said Monday its board unanimously rejected a $1.4 billion takeover offer from rival Digital First Media that would merge two of the largest US newspaper groups. A statement said the offer last month from hedge fund-backed Digital First "undervalues Gannett and is not in the best interests of Gannett and its shareholders." Gannett also maintained that it does not believe the offer is "credible," doubting the ability of the rival newspaper group to finance the deal and win regulatory approval. McLean, Virginia-based Gannett, which also owns several large regional US dailies, said it was confident of its strategy to remain independent. "Our board of directors is confident that Gannett has significant value creation potential," said Jeffry Louis, chairman of the Gannett board. "We know there are challenges that face us and our industry. We firmly believe, however, that given our operational expertise, our focus on evolving our business model, and our unwavering … [Read more...] about USA Today owner rejects bid from hedge fund-backed newspaper rival
Charles Moore Follow 16 December 2018 • 6:00am Obviously no one would start a paper version of the Sunday Telegraph today. Technology has seen to that. Funnily enough, though, that was almost true when it actually did start, in 1961. Then - and even more so in the ensuing two decades – newspapers had a tough time. Ever-increasing militancy and the refusal of print unions to adapt to new technologies meant that the industry was declining and the price for new entrants was prohibitively high. Every new paper would be forced to work under old rules, with over-manned machines. It was a certainty that significant parts of the workforce would, from time to time, go on strike. If ever I get nostalgic, I think of all that, and stop. So it was brave... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try … [Read more...] about Any reports of the death of newspapers are greatly exaggerated