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By William Turvill 03 August 9:32
Trinity Mirror's adjusted operating profit fell by £2.4m in the first half of 2015, despite the group delivering cost savings of £7m.
By William Turvill 30 July 9:47
Guardian News and Media, publisher of The Guardian, Observer and TheGuardian.com, reduced its underlying losses from £19.4m to £19.1m in the 2014/15 financial year, according to its results.
By William Turvill 30 July 9:00
And the publisher’s adjusted operating profit was £6.1m, up 8 per cent on an underlying basis.
By William Turvill 29 July 9:38
Despite overall UK advertising spend growing by 8.2 per cent to £4.7bn in the quarter, regional newsbrands also suffered, with a 2.3 per cent year-on-year slump £295m.
By William Turvill 28 July 9:37
Business publisher Informa reported adjusted operating profit down 2.6 per cent for the first six months of this year to £190.4m.
By William Turvill 27 July 12:11
Progressive Digital Media has bought a number of consumer information businesses from business publishing company Informa for £25m.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 July 10:11
Journalists at the Financial Times have written to the paper’s prospective new owners asking for written guarantees of editorial independence.
By William Turvill 27 July 8:27
Pearson has confirmed it is “in discussions” about selling its 50 per cent share in The Economist magazine. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By William Turvill 24 July 15:58
In an email to staff this afternoon, Highfield also said that the regional publisher is to “put the advertising customer at the heart of everything we do”.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 July 11:17
Japanese publishing giant Nikkei has bet the farm on using the Financial Times to make it become a global business media player.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 July 9:21
Financial Times Group chief executive John Ridding has given assurances that the high purchase price agreed with Nikkei won’t lead to future cost-cutting.
By William Turvill 24 July 9:02
The title, whose owner Pearson yesterday announced had been sold to Japanese media company Nikkei, now claims a circulation of 737,000.
By William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford 23 July 11:22
Pearson has agreed a deal to sell Financial Times Group to Nikkei for £844m.
By William Turvill 23 July 9:17
A “difficult” period for the UK print advertising market saw DMG Media, publisher of the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Mail Online and Metro, record a 5 per cent year-on-year underlying revenue decline between April and June.
By William Turvill 22 July 12:07
News UK is to continue providing online subscribers with near-live Premier League highlights for at least another four years after entering into a partnership with Sky Sports.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 July 8:55
Pearson is "exploring a sale of the Financial Times after receiving interest from potential buyers", Bloomberg Business reports.
By William Turvill 16 July 10:44
Two months after Newsquest bought Berkshire Media Group it has announced plans to outsource subbing and production to Southampton, Newport and India.
By William Turvill 14 July 9:31
Johnston Press has warned that its total revenue for the six months to 4 July is expected to fall by around 5 per cent year on year when its half-year results are announced.
By William Turvill 14 July 8:57
The National Union of Journalists chapel at the Financial Times has criticised plans to introduce a single edition of the newspaper. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By Dominic Ponsford 06 July 10:51
Johnston Press is to start competing with rival regional newspaper giant Newsquest in Brighton after buying an independent free newspaper published in the city.

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