Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The traditional revenue model of UK newspaper publishers has been torn up in recent years due to 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. The industry includes businesses that produce articles for publication in print editions or electronic form, including on the internet. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 5.7% over the five years through 2014-15. In 2014-15, the industry is projected to generate revenue of £4.6 billion, a 4.9% decline on the previous year... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The Newspaper Publishing industry is being hit from all sides. Falling demand and increases in newsprint costs are negatively affecting the industry. Concerns focus on falling circulation numbers, struggling online subscriptions, the short supply of general advertising and the higher cost of newsprint. Although newspapers have taken steps to combat this, mostly by making their material available online, digital operations still do not generate a significant proportion of revenue.
The industry is extremely fragile. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 5.7%... purchase to read more