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By William Turvill 29 October 16:22
The restructure will see Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday editor Ian Stewart take on the role of editorial director of parent company, The Scotsman Publications Ltd.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 October 9:06
Regional newspaper group Johnston Press has reported a narrowing the rate of revenue decline over the 16 weeks to mid October from 4.3 per cent to 3.1 per cent.
By William Turvill 28 October 9:00
In 2013, advertising expenditure on national news products was £1.45bn, down 5.7 per cent year on year. The report forecasts that 2014 will see another decrease in spending, down 2.8 per cent. But 1 per cent growth is forecast for 2015.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 October 10:48
Guardian Media Group chief executive Andrew Miller has attacked the BBC for following his company by expanding into Australia.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 October 12:30
Telegraph Media group editor in chief Jason Seiken has written to all journalists warning them of plans to reduce the overall number of editorial positions.
By Mike Darcey 16 October 10:20
News UK chief executive Mike Darcey's speech to the Press Gazette News on the Move conference, hosted by News UK at The News Building
By William Turvill 10 October 11:11
Archant has put its East London headquarters, where around 100 employees are based, up for sale.
By William Turvill 09 October 8:34
The proposal could lead to 29 van driver redundancies, and editorial staff will also be consulted in the coming weeks “about changes in work patterns required”.
By William Turvill 08 October 17:10
Despite the improved performance, up from an operating loss of £5.6m in 2012, Express Newspapers – publisher of the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Daily Star – is in the process of cutting its editorial staff from 650 to 450.
By William Turvill 02 October 11:12
The BBC and Channel 4 News won three Emmy awards between them this week.
By William Turvill 02 October 9:29
The news was announced in a company statement, which also said £200,000 was to be invested in “new technology and automating editorial processes as it modernises its newsroom”.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 October 7:58

The UK’s third largest newspaper group Newsquest made an operating profit last year  of £52.8m on turnover of £289m.

By Press Gazette 30 September 16:57
All full-time members of staff at family-owner newspaper group Tindle have been awarded a £500 pay rise.
By William Turvill 29 September 8:59
The group, which publishes the Herald, the Evening Times, the Sunday Herald and the Scottish Farmer, reports that pre-tax profits were at £9.2m in the year to 29 December, down from £12m the year before.
By William Turvill 24 September 9:30
The publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People has agreed to pay compensation to ten people over phone-hacking.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 September 10:42
News Corp has urged the European Commission to take action to stop Google using its dominant internet search platform to “eliminate competition”.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 September 14:58
The Times, Sunday Times and Sun today completed their move to a new building at London Bridge which News Corp’s chief executive Robert Thomson said would be a “monument to meritocracy”.
By William Turvill 10 September 15:22
The newspaper group is inviting members to become ‘friends’, free of charge, ‘partners’ for £15 a month or ‘patrons’ for £60 a month.
By William Turvill 10 September 9:03
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reiterated his predecessor Maria Miller's warning that an independent Scotland would lose the BBC.
By Stewart Purvis 26 August 14:47
If there was an annual award for ‘The most (apparently) honest statement by a broadcast news executive’ then Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, would have to be a front runner. Last week he warned his staff around the world, who are expecting job cuts: “We are going to do less and have to do it with less”.

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