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# newspapers - Monday 21 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

In today’s Fix: Getting convicts into the community, to target or not to target Gaddafi, the preservation of civil servants’ privilege days and one man’s transfixing video of the ground beneath his feet.

# newspapers - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

From Business ETC More people get news online than through newspapers: Survey Media

More people get news online than through newspapers: Survey

More people accessed news online than through newspapers last year – for the first time ever – according to a new survey by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.

# newspapers - Monday 7 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

This evening’s Daily Fix includes: new online suicide prevention initiative launched; Guantanamo terror trials to resume; and a trapped Bieber.

# newspapers - Thursday 24 February, 2011

Tribune workers picket Independent HQ over severance pay Sunday Tribune This post contains images

Tribune workers picket Independent HQ over severance pay

The Sunday Tribune’s 43 staff pick up their final paycheques today – but are asking INM to make ex gratia payments.

# newspapers - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

Five things you need to know: Gaddafi tries to cling on in Libya, how New Zealand’s earthquake was ‘waiting to happen’, and the closure of the Sunday Tribune.

Sunday Tribune staff to be made redundant

The paper’s writers receive redundancy letters after its receiver fails to find new investment for the Sunday paper.

# newspapers - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Slideshow: what the papers say about the debates Leaders' Debate This post contains images

Slideshow: what the papers say about the debates

A round-up of today’s news and front page coverage of last nights five-way leaders’ debate.

# newspapers - Monday 14 February, 2011

From The42 The Back Pages: Monday Media This post contains images

The Back Pages: Monday

Post-mortems from yesterday’s rugby action and praise for Wazza’s wonder-strike dominate this morning’s back pages.

# newspapers - Thursday 10 February, 2011

From The42 The Back Pages: Thursday Media This post contains images

The Back Pages: Thursday

James McCarthy is splashed all over this morning’s back pages again, while Trap tells Gibson to get out of Old Trafford.

# newspapers - Monday 7 February, 2011

National Consumer Agency threatens legal action against Mail on Sunday

Marketing ploy by British-owned newspaper could be brought to court as “breach of the Consumer Protection Act”.

# newspapers - Sunday 6 February, 2011

Irish Mail on Sunday uses Tribune masthead "for readers of the Sunday Tribune" Sunday Tribune This post contains images

Irish Mail on Sunday uses Tribune masthead "for readers of the Sunday Tribune"

Sunday Tribune not in print today after receiver was appointed to newspaper during the week.

# newspapers - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

THE SUNDAY TRIBUNE will not publish an edition this Sunday. A statement from Tribune Newspapers plc, posted on the paper’s website, says that “the publication of the newspaper together with its online edition will be deferred during the sale process”.

The decision was taken a day after it was announced to staff that the paper had gone into receivership. The Tribune says that February’s salaries are being paid to all staff.

# newspapers - Tuesday 1 February, 2011

Sunday Tribune struggles as receiver appointed

Newspaper continues publishing – but 46 Waterstone’s staff face uncertain future as two Dublin stores close.

# newspapers - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Last edition for The Kingdom newspaper as 11 jobs lost

Presses to run one last time on local Kerry paper, the second newspaper to shut down here in a week.

# newspapers - Thursday 6 January, 2011

'Shocked', 'A rash decision': staff reaction to closure of Irish Daily Star Sunday

Full-time employees of closed newspaper to hear full details of their redundancies tomorrow – while a number of full-time freelancers also lose work.

# newspapers - Thursday 11 November, 2010

Regional paper distances itself from "racist" Facebook status

Editor of The Connaught Telegraph says he will be having a “word in someone’s ear” after rant posted on paper’s official Facebook page.

# newspapers - Monday 30 August, 2010

Company controlling Limerick Independent up to €1m in debt

Newspaper forced from offices.

# newspapers - Friday 27 August, 2010

INDEPENDENT NEWS AND MEDIA has reported a return to profits for the first half of this year.

The group announced pre-tax profits of €63m from January to the end of June, up 39% compared to the same period of last year.

INM said it remains cautiously optimistic going into the second half of this year.

INM said that advertising revenues improved at different speeds in different countries, with particularly good figures in Australia. Their balance sheets were clearly boosted by the sales of the UK’s Independent and Independent on Sunday.

The shareholders had been reluctant to sell the titles, but Denis O’Brien convinced them that it was essential to the group’s growth.

O’Brien increased his stake in INM to 20%, cementing his position as the single largest shareholder.

Vincent Crowley, INM’s chief operating officer told RTÉ radio this morning that “the sale of the London Independent titles has been a good move for us.”

He said that advertising in Ireland is seeing less of a drop as the year progresses:

We’re seeing some turn, if you like, but I think it’s fair to say advertising is still down and it’s still tough, but not as tough as it was.

Speaking of the drop in sales at the Irish Independent of 3.3% between Jan and June, Crowley said it had been a “relatively modest circulation drop” in comparison with their competitors. The paper lost more readers than the Irish Times, but retains a larger readership.

# newspapers - Saturday 17 July, 2010

THE SPANISH NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY is up in arms at the national government’s proposals to ban ads offering sex services from the classified sections of their newspapers.

The move was announced by President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in a state-of-the-nation speech earlier this week, as part of a strategy to fight sexual exploitation in the country.

But the Association of Spanish Newspaper Editors said it would be far more logical to outlaw prostitution, which is permitted under national laws which instead forbid the operation of brothels.

The association’s frustration is understandable, as the ads are worth about €40m a year to Spain’s struggling newspaper industry. The prostitution industry is thought to be worth €18bn a year in the country.

Worryingly for Zapatero, El Pais – which is the firmest supporter of his socialist government – stands to lose the biggest chunk of this share, with the paper earning €5m+ a year from the ads.

Spain is the only European country where the broadsheet press carries adverts for sex services – even the most openly religious daily paper, ABC, runs the ads.

With the bulk of Spain’s classified trade having migrated to the internet, sex ads now account for up to 60% of the printed advertising market.

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