Topic: Gannett

Fast Chat: Larry Kramer

Media vet heads to 'USA Today'

Larry Kramer, the founder of MarketWatch, was named president and publisher of USA Today. The appointment comes as the Gannett flagship, like most newspapers, faces declining print advertising and circulation…

More Newspapers Hopeful About Paid Content, Thanks to Tablets

Digital shift could change newspaper revenue model

There finally seems to be some optimism in the newspaper business. Thanks to the consumer's love affair with the iPad, newspapers have discovered that people will pay for content. "You only…

Gannett Putting Up Paywalls

Publisher will roll out subscription model to 80 markets this year

Gannett Co. told investors on Wednesday that the company will institute a metered subscription model for the digital version of its newspapers in 80 markets this year. The company has…

A Groupon for Newspapers?

Publishers team up to offer online deals

Newspapers, in danger of having their advertising lunch eaten by Groupon and its ilk, have teamed up to form an online deals platform. Eight publishing and media companies are launching the…

Gannett Chief Dubow Steps Down, Citing Medical Problems

Gracia Martore succeeds him as CEO

Newspaper publisher and broadcaster Gannett said its chairman and CEO Craig Dubow stepped down due to health problems. A company spokesperson said Dubow suffered from "chronic issues related to prior…

First Mover: Maryam Banikarim

Gannett's first ever chief marketing officer defines her mission and defends the 'McPaper'

Gannett’s been around for 100 years; why do they need a CMO all of a sudden? I think there’s this recognition that while it was fine to be more of a…

Hilton Sued for Charging Customers for Unwanted Newspapers

'USA Today' could stand to lose millions in revenue

Next time you check out of a hotel, be sure to double-check your bill: You may have bought a newspaper that you never asked for in the first place. A California…

Gannett Announces Massive Layoffs

Meanwhile, the company's top brass is still making bank

In an internal memo distributed today, Gannett's U.S. newspapers division president Bob Dickey announced that 700 employees—or approximately 2 percent of the company’s overall workforce—would be laid off. “As we reach…

Susie Ellwood Named VP and GM of 'USA Today'

Her replacement will be named Tuesday

Gannett announced today that Susie Ellwood, the former CEO of its Detroit Media Partnership, has been named vice president and general manager of USA Today. According to a statement, Ellwood…

USA Weekend, USA Today Your Life Combine Edit Teams

Move follows continued ad page declines

Gannett has merged the editorial teams of USA Weekend, its Sunday newspaper supplement, and USA Today’s Your Life, a lifestyle newspaper section and online vertical it launched this past fall. The…