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Scripps Acquires Newsy for $35 Million

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December 9th 2013
Author
Press Release

CINCINNATI, December  9, 2013 (ADOTAS) – The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) has acquired Columbia, Mo.-based digital video news provider Newsy, a five-year-old startup that has built its early success on a multi-source, multi-platform approach to storytelling. “Newsy adds an important dimension to our video news strategy. It’s a next-generation news ... more...

Online Video is Not Yet Delivering on its Promi$e

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March 20th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

ADOTAS – Traditional journalism has been on the decline for decades, and the emergence of online video content has been successful in attracting eyeballs for technology blogs like Mashable and TechCrunch. Even mainstay outlets like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have started video news reporting initiatives. ... more...

Is The Move to Mobile a Race to the Bottom for Publishers?

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February 14th 2013
Author
Richard L. Tso

For advertisers and publishers, the lifetime value of a customer (LTV) has been crushed by the introduction of digital. The spiraling decline of print has led to a drastic decrease in the number of subscription-based revenues for publishers, who rely heavily on this dependable revenue stream to partially cover high ... more...

Street Fight Summit: Old-School, Investigative Journalism Leads to Hyperlocal Sales

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January 18th 2013
Author
Tim Sohn

Three hyperlocal news startups on the East Coast have one thing in common: they are not yet profitable. Publishers and editors from GoLocal24.com, DailyVoice.com and DNAInfo.com said Jan. 15 at Street Fight Summit in New York City that cranking out quality investigative journalism leads to audience, which translates into sales. Lisa ... more...

Branded Video Content Sees Spike in Engagement

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February 21st 2011
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – Branded video content doubled its engagement levels during the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest findings from BrightCove and TubeMogul. Branded content averaged 2:03 minutes watched versus 1:03 minutes the prior quarter. In particular, brands saw their highest video engagement when referred by Yahoo, although referrals from ... more...

Online Ad Spend Leaves Newspapers Eating Ink

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December 21st 2010
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – While eMarketer has spending on online ads topped newspaper ad spend — print and online — for the first time, newspapers can take some solace that their ad revenue freefall seems to be leveling out. Online ad spend increased by 13.9% to $25.8 billion in 2010, while spend on ... more...

Online ads more prominent in NY Times’ ad revenue

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October 23rd 2009
Author
Gavin Dunaway

ADOTAS – The New York Times Co. may look like dreary news central with layoffs in the newsroom and advertising revenue dipping 27% to $571 million, it may be easy to overlook the bright side of the otherwise gloomy third-quarter earnings report. Beyond the headline-grabbing loss of $37 million for the ... more...

Microsoft comes back to newspapers and local ad dollars

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August 19th 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS — Advance Internet has agreed to allow local advertisers in Advance’s markets to combine its local Web sites with the extended reach of Microsoft’s advertising network. Through its relationship with Microsoft, Advance Internet’s sales force will be able to offer Behavioral Targeting and Audience Extension capabilities to its local advertisers on ... more...

Social Media or Bust: News Through the Eyes of Gen Y

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July 28th 2009
Author
Gabe Dennison

ADOTAS — A survey conducted late last year by Pew Research Center demonstrates how the Internet has skyrocketed past newspapers and other sources as a preferred method for young adults to receive their news. More recently The Guardian, one of the UK’s most widely-read publications, also polled young readers around the ... more...

Google news pokes newspapers in the eye – again

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June 22nd 2009
Author
Edward Barrera

ADOTAS — As if newspapers weren’t already apoplectic about what they say is Google-content stealing, a new Google news feature looks like it will show more content, which will have newspapers even more outraged. Google Labs is about to launch, Flipper, according to Techcrunch. It looks like it will make it easier to ... more...