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By William Turvill 14 August 11:10
The regional publisher said in a statement that its newspaper advertising revenue fell by 1 per cent on the figure from the first half of 2014.
By William Turvill 12 August 12:35

Johnston Press is reported to be "sizing up local media rivals for a merger".

By William Turvill 12 August 10:30
OMG magazine was founded this year by ACH Publishing. Love It has been running since 2006 when it recorded an average weekly circulation of more than 400,000.
By William Turvill 12 August 8:28
Italian investment fund Exor has agreed to buy 27.8 per cent of The Economist Group's ordinary shares for £227.5m and all of the B special shares for £59.5m.
By William Turvill 11 August 12:00
Showbiz news agency WENN has announced the acquisition of Cover Media and the launch of a new business bringing connecting brands with celebrities.
By William Turvill 11 August 10:07
In its interim results, published today for the six months to 3 July, Johnston Press reported operating profit down 4.3 per cent year-on-year to £27m.
By William Turvill 10 August 12:22
The newspaper, whose £844m sale from Pearson to Nikkei was announced last month, reports “people close to the matter” as saying that the De Rothschild family and Exor are likely to emerge as the largest single shareholders of the Economist Group.
By William Turvill 06 August 10:37

Financial Times journalists have written to new owner Nikkei asking it to "enshrine past and present freedoms in our governance". (Picture: Shutterstock)

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.

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