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AP Reveals More About Unfair Use Crackdown

Digital

The Associated Press is set to roll out more details on how it’s going to crack down on the misuse of its content. Of course, at the heart of the [...]

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NAA: Q1 Ad Revenue Nosedives 30%

Digital

Industry advertising revenue plunged almost 30 percent to $6.6 billion in Q1 compared with the same quarter last year, according to the latest data from the Newspaper Association of America. [...]

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WSJ: Freedom’s Scott Flanders to Head Playboy

Digital

Freedom Communications president and CEO Scott Flanders has been tapped as the successor to Christie Hefner at the head of Playboy Enterprises, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The choice [...]

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Cox Sells Direct-Mail Business

TV / Video

Cox Enterprises Inc. said Wednesday it has sold Saving Source Direct, a direct mail business in Tarboro, N.C., to MailSouth of Helena, Ala. Saving Source Direct, previously known as PAGAS [...]

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Cox Unloads Two Texas Dailies

Digital

Cox Enterprises has unloaded two of its Texas papers to Houston-based Southern Newspapers. Terms of the sale, which include The Lufkin Daily News and The Daily Sentinel in Nacogdoches, were [...]

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Parade Launches iPhone App

Digital

Parade has launched the first iPhone application for its numbers game Numbrix, created by Marilyn vos Savant. Numbrix consists of a 9×9 matrix puzzle in which several of the squares [...]

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AP Mobile Hits Milestone

Digital

The Associated Press said that after the one-year launch of AP Mobile, more than 55 million local stories have been read on the platform. Member participation advanced 887 percent with [...]

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Tribune Co. Ups Several Key Players

Digital

Chicago media giant Tribune Co. has promoted several key executives in its corporate, development, marketing, technology and circulation areas. Steve Gable, who had been senior vice president/chief technology officer since [...]

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McClatchy Begins Private Debt Exchange Offer

Digital

McClatchy Co. started a $1.15 billion private debt exchange offer Thursday as the nation’s third-largest newspaper publisher tries to reduce approximately $2 billion in debt and improve its balance sheet. [...]

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Rocky Mountain News Vets to Launch Web Daily

Digital

A group of journalists from the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News plan to launch an online daily news site this summer. Content of the site, named The Rocky Mountain Independent, will [...]

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Survey: Staff Cuts Hurting Coverage, Say News Execs

Brand Marketing

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. newspaper executives responding to a recent survey said their ability to inform readers has diminished with their steadily shrinking staffs. The survey conducted by the Associated [...]

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Cablevision Says ‘Newsday’ Not for Sale

TV / Video

Cablevision on Monday squelched speculation that it might sell the MSG business unit that owns Madison Square Garden, and the professional basketball and hockey teams that play there. In the [...]

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NYT Launches 2.0 Digital Edition

Digital

The New York Times partnered with Adobe Systems to launch its newest digital newspaper, Times Reader 2.0. People can access Times Reader 2.0 on Windows, Mac OS or Linux operating [...]

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Report: WaPo in Talks With Google to Collaborate Online

Digital

The Washington Post is reportedly in talks to collaborate with Google, according to the paper’s media writer, Howard Kurtz. In a lengthy post today about his belief that newspapers in [...]

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WSJ to Introduce Micro-Payments, Premium Subscriptions Online?

Digital

In an article at the Financial Times today, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson and Kenneth Li report that News Corp. is planning to introduce micro-payments for individual articles, plus premium subscriptions, to the [...]