Hearst

  • Investment Firms Come to the Forefront Among Owners of Local Newspapers

    … Investment companies – which have no deep roots in community publishing – have become the dominant owners of local daily newspapers in the U.S. Today seven investment entities control 349 dailies, well ahead of either the 196 belonging to long-established private publishers that include companies like Hearst and Advance Publications or the 161…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 17 readers -
  • At Hearst Newspapers, a New Digital Strategy to End ‘Flying Blind’

    … Just how far local newspapers have to go to plant their flag commandingly in the fiercely competitive world of digital is summed up in a revealing story told by Robertson (Rob) Barrett, the new digital chief at Hearst Newspapers. “Every single editor I’ve spoken to feels they’re flying blind,” he said. “They don’t have information about…

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fight- 25 readers -
  • Facebook Audience Network Adds Support for Mobile Web

    … engineer Mike Murphey wrote in a developer blog post that digital media consumption via mobile Web browsers rose 53 percent between 2013 and 2015, adding that news sites receive about 40 percent of their traffic via mobile devices, with 93 percent of that coming via the mobile Web, and saying of Facebook Audience Network: Our focus is on creating real…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 12 readers -
  • How Hearst Newspapers Became the Leader in Its Peer Group

    … from print accelerates. Tom Grubisich (@TomGrubisich) writes “The New News” column for Street Fight. He is editorial director of hyperlocal news network Local America, and is also working on a book about the history, present, and future of Charleston, S.C. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. …

    Tom Grubisich/ Street Fightin How To's- 12 readers -
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