Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The traditional revenue model of UK newspaper publishers has been torn up by falling demand for print media and declines in advertising revenue. The transition from print to digital has been far from seamless and although the growth rates of digital revenue have been impressive, the digital business is still in its infancy. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.9% over the five years through 2014-15. During the current year, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.8 billion, a 4.2% decline on the previous year.
The two traditional revenue channels for UK newspaper publishers are advertising and sales of printed newspapers, both of which have contracted in the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The internet has revolutionised the Newspaper Publishing industry. Bloggers and individual journalists reporting via Twitter can now make breaking news available almost in real time. As a result, the barriers to setting up a news delivery service have become very low. Most blogs can be established and run at no cost. However, it is more difficult for such services to compete on providing news, analysis and commentary covering a variety of topics. Nonetheless, it is still relatively easy to set up an online-only newspaper, and considerably easier than it was when printed papers dominated news consumption. Online papers can avoid the costs of printing and distribution, which account for a large portion of publishers' costs... purchase to read more