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CEO Update

Newspapers are still here and still making money

The sky is always falling and newspapers are always dying. For more than a decade, that has been a common and constant refrain. I have been asked frequently about the state of the industry as people search for the worst. Though newspaper media is enjoying the largest audiences ever, there is one fact that always tends to be obscured or outright ignored – newspapers are still making money and newspapers remain a good investment.

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Industry Insight


Five Answers with Richard and Martha Cichelli, Software Consulting Systems

September 16, 2014

Richard and Martha Cichelli, co-owners of Software Consulting Systems, explain why they feel trust is the most important commodity for newspapers and why it must be maintained.

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Net Neutrality

Public Policy

NAA submits comments to the FCC to maintain an open Internet

September 15, 2014

"Maintaining an open and sustainable Internet—where publishers can continue to distribute important content serving the public interest without restrictions—is essential to ensuring the role of media organizations in maintaining an informed public."

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Digital Innovation

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Cox Media Group cooks up America’s News Feed

September 15, 2014

In April 2013, Cox Media Group launched Rare.us, a digital-only property that had executives within the company excited. The site delivered visitor counts in the six-figures per month in 2013 and that number swelled to 20 million for August of this year.

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Audience & Circulation

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In Olympia, Mobile and Social Drive Growth

September 12, 2014

For The Olympian, audience growth has come from revamping online operations for an audience that has rapidly embraced mobile. Mobile growth, says online editor Ian Swenson, “is partly a result of the market, and partly a result of what we’re doing.”

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NAA Roundup

Audience Metrics with Jeff Hartley

Los Angeles Times partners with DIRECTV, Washington Post partners with WCPO

September 12, 2014

The Los Angeles Times announced its new Los Angeles Times Documentaries series will air on DIRECTV’s Audience Network. Each 20-30 minute film will air exclusively on the satellite service provider for 90 days.

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Advertising Research

How America Shops and Spends

57 Percent of Adults Use Newspaper Media for Shopping Planning and Purchasing Decisions in an Average Week

September 11, 2014

New research from NAA in "How America Shops and Spends 2014" reveals that eight in ten U.S. adults – 79 percent – took action in the past month as a result of seeing a newspaper ad.

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