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The Guardian and i were the only two UK national titles which managed to increase print sales year on year in February.
The Independent’s cut-price stablemate rose 0.64 per cent year on year to an average of 300,110 sales a day. A price increase from 20p to 30p at the end of February did not appear to affect the figures.
The Guardian achieved a 1.5 per cent lift year on year to 196,425 despite selling for £1.60 last month versus £1.40 in the same period a year earlier.
Senior BBC staff working in the commercial sector could earn double their six-figure wages, a senior BBC executive has claimed.
The BBC’s director of television, Danny Cohen, who earns £320,000 a year, defended executive salaries as the BBC came under increased pressure for its decision to take BBC Three off the air in order to save £100 million, according to The Times.
Regional publisher Archant has claimed an almost 50 percent rise in operating profits in 2013 despite a fall in revenue.
The group said it had issued a statement to shareholders informing them that profits rose to £9.4m last year. This is up 49.2 percent from the £6.3m profit achieved in 2012.
According to Archant, group turnover last year was down 3.6 percent to £126.6m - while digital revenues grew by 19.3 percent to £7.2m.
Net debt fell 56 percent to £6.8m by the end of the year and cost savings amounted to £7.9m over the year, the group said.
While regional newspaper print circulations plunged last year, figures released by ABC reveal booming website traffic.
The regional newspaper websites audited by ABC increased their daily 'unique browsers' by 40 per cent year on year.
According to ABC, the Manchester Evening News is the most read UK regional newspaper online with double the number of daily web ‘unique browsers’ (141,000) than it has print circulation (70,000). Online readership is also growing fast, up 34.2 per cent year on year.
The Guardian's US editor-in-chief Janine Gibson is to return to London this summer as a deputy editor and editor-in-chief of theguardian.com - and will be replaced in New York by current Guardian Australia editor Katharine Viner.
The move is one of a number of changes announced last night which Guardian News and Media editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger said "will help steer the Guardian’s digital future and cement our position as a world-leading media organisation".
Rebekah Brooks denied today that she "cooked the books" to hide a £92,000 contract with a phone hacker when she was editor of the News of the World.
In a lengthy exchange under cross-examination at the Old Bailey, Brooks denied knowing about the deal with private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
It was allegedly concealed in weekly payments to his company and signed off by then managing editor Stuart Kuttner, the hacking trial was told.