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By William Turvill 13 October 10:33
Johnston Press has been condemned following a merger between two Yorkshire town newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 October 10:03
Financial Times journalists have accused new owner Nikkei of breaking promises and seeking to take £5m a year out of staff pension schemes.
By William Turvill 08 October 17:04
More than 300 local newspapers have been closed in the past ten years, according to Press Gazette research.
By William Turvill 07 October 8:39
Johnston Press has announced the closures of 11 free newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 October 10:15
Dennis Publishing has announced the £3m launch of a new weekly fitness magazine for men.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 October 8:49
Trinity MIrror sources have confirmed to The Times that the publisher is exploring ways of banning readers to its websites from using ad-blocking software.
By Dominic Ponsford 05 October 15:22
Eight years after Guardian Media Group and Apax paid £1.1bn for Emap, the company name is to be "retired".
By Dominic Ponsford 30 September 10:53
According to newsagents trade body the NFRN, retailers have been told the price will fall to 20p during the week, 30p on Saturdays and 50p for the Sunday edition.
By William Turvill 29 September 13:36
German publisher Axel Springer has bought news website Business Insider.
By William Turvill 28 September 9:42
More than 200 Financial Times journalists have signed a letter to new owner Nikkei asking the company to “enshrine past and present freedoms” in the newspaper’s governance.
By William Turvill 25 September 15:47
The newspaper group's own journalists appear in adverts, with senior staff reading out "mean tweets" about its claim to be intelligent.
By PA Media Lawyer 25 September 15:17
Sir Ray, the 88-year-old chairman of Tindle Newspapers Ltd, said democracy demanded that local newspapers survived.
By William Turvill 24 September 12:31
Express Newspapers staff are said to be "spitting blood" after parent company Northern and Shell reported pre-tax profits of £333.7m in 2014. The near tenfold increase, up from £34.9m in 2013, came in the year Northern and Shell sold Channel 5 to Viacom for £463m.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 September 12:48
Guardian Media Group chief executive David Pemsel is going to have to make do with his basic salary (believed to be around £600,000 a year) after agreeing to forgo the bonuses and other perks previously enjoyed by GMG board members.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 September 10:26
The Sussex seaside town of Eastbourne looks set to be the scene of a print newspaper battle between publishing giants Newsquest and Johnston press.
By William Turvill 17 September 11:26
The weekly music title first free edition will feature five times the volume of advertising compared with its corresponding issue last year, publisher Time Inc said.
By William Turvill 17 September 11:00
The switch has not been accompanied by an investment in journalism but does, according to WSJ’s Europe editor, feature 50 per cent more content than the compact edition – at the same price, £1.70.
By PA Mediapoint 14 September 8:40
Publisher Trinity Mirror has confirmed it is in talks to take over local newspaper group Local World in a reported £200m deal.
By William Turvill 10 September 8:57
The last edition of the Nuneaton Tribune will go out on 24 September.
By William Turvill 09 September 10:45
Trinity Mirror’s editorial director of regionals has defended giving journalists individual audience growth targets as the publisher prepares to roll out the scheme nationwide. (Picture: Shutterstock)