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By William Turvill 31 July 9:33
Jones, an OBE who has edited GQ for 15 years and this month collected an editor of the year title at the PPA Awards, invites me to sit in a black leather chair perpendicular to – and at a lower level than– his neat desk. The 54-year-old, previously an associate editor of magazines for The Observer and Sunday Times, has recently had his office redesigned. His walls are decorated with GQ covers, cuttings of newspaper front pages following up GQ exclusives, and pictures of himself with the rich and famous – including one outside No 10 Downing Street.
By William Turvill 28 July 13:10
The Mirror is launching a dating website, Mirror Matches, this week, to join a number of other offshoot websites, such as, and the recently relaunched Mirror Bingo site.
By William Turvill 28 July 10:37
The publisher is facing 17 civil claims over phone-hacking and the company’s half-year financial report confirmed it is continuing to co-operate with the police’s operations Elveden, into payments to public officials, and Golding, into phone-hacking at Mirror titles.
By William Turvill 25 July 12:00
The newspaper today claimed a record total circulation – up 13 per cent in a year – with 677,000 readers across print and online.
By William Turvill 24 July 10:20
Express Newspapers journalists have condemned owner Richard Desmond as “Britain’s greediest billionaire” after they were told the company is seeking 200 job cuts.
By William Turvill 24 July 10:07
The increase, to £15m, up £5m from the same period last year, offset a £3m (5 per cent) fall in print advertising revenue from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, which stood at £46m for the quarter.
By William Turvill 24 July 9:28
Highfield said that digital audience growth is “far outweighing any decline in print”, but added that he does not “want cannabilisation of what is our biggest source of revenue (print)”.
By William Turvill 23 July 9:44
Announcing a second-quarter profits rise of 84 per cent and a 12 per cent increase in revenue year on year, Gannett also said Newsquest’s digital revenues are up 24.6 per cent.
By William Turvill 22 July 9:09
Johnston Press’s managing directors for Northern Ireland and Scotland are to leave as part of a shake-up that will see the company combine several publishing divisions.
By William Turvill 21 July 10:35
Publisher Johnston Press has agreed a long-term lease of four office suites in Berwick Workspace, located just behind 90 Marygate (pictured, Google), according to the newspaper.
By William Turvill 21 July 9:07
The publisher, owned by Richard Desmond (pictured, Reuters), is expected to internally announce a savings target of between £10m and £14m, according to the report.
By William Turvill 16 July 16:21
Auckland has worked as managing director of the Metro over two periods - firstly between 2002 and 2011, and then he rejoined the free title last November.
By William Turvill 11 July 12:40
The Times was the only national newspaper to grow in circulation, to 393,530, year on year in June, according to ABC. The next best performing newspaper was The Guardian, with a year-on-year circulation dip of 0.9 per cent to 185,313.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 July 11:06
Guardian News and Media is planning to launch a paid-for membership scheme in the autumn as it seeks to further beef up its digital revenues.
By William Turvill 09 July 9:02
Speaking at Tindle Newspapers’ half-yearly management conference, Sir Ray said that while his company has lost national revenue over the six-year recession, it has also gained “local revenue”.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 July 10:07
Guardian News and Media has reported operating losses flat year on year at £30.6m on turnover up by just under £14m to £210.2m.
By Dominic Ponsford 03 July 16:23
Just over a year after launch The Guardian claims its Australia edition is on course to turn a profit.
By William Turvill 30 June 9:53
Editorial production of the two titles, which became part of Local World early last year after formerly being part of the LSN Media division of Iliffe News and Media, has been transferred to Bedford.
By Press Gazette 23 June 17:51
Johnston Press has completed a financial re-engineering project which has enabled it to cut its debt by a third to less than £200m.
By Press Gazette 23 June 13:42
Publisher Felix Dennis has died aged 67 "after a long and painful battle with cancer".