FT Group leads the way with 12 per cent growth

The FT Group, publisher of Financial Times, has reported a 12 per cent rise in annual revenues to £403m. Continue Reading

January reflects well on Mirror’s ABCe figures

Deadline day in the January football transfer window helped Mirror Group boost its online traffic and lift itself off the bottom of the ABCe table.

A record 20 per cent month-on-month increase in its average daily users over January meant it leapfrogged Independent.co.uk. It also sits ahead of Metro, which was added to the ABCes for the first time and recorded nearly six million users over the month.

Mail Online continues to stride away from the competition – with its userbase now up 56 million.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

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Murdoch ‘close’ to BSkyB deal

News Corporation is close to reaching a compromise with the Office of Fair Trading over its bid to takeover BSkyB, according to the Financial Times. Continue Reading

Quote of the Week – 23/2/11

“Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.” Continue Reading

Elisabeth joins Papa Murdoch on News Corp board after £415m Shine buyout

Elisabeth Murdoch will join the board of News Corporation after her father’s media empire bought out her Shine Television production company for £415m. Continue Reading

People Moving 23/02/11 – Press & Media

All the movements in the press and media industries in the past week. Continue Reading

People Moving 23/02/11 – Marketing

All the movements in the marketing industry in the past week. Continue Reading

People Moving 23/02/11 – Press Relations

All the movements in the press relations industry in the past week.

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”

Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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