Newspaper Publishing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Newspaper Publishing Market Research Report | SIC J58.130 | Dec 2014

Bad news: Readers turn to free online content, causing industry revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Newspaper Publishing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Johnston Press Johnston Press market share
News Corporation News Corporation market share
Telegraph Media Group Ltd Telegraph Media Group Ltd market share
The Daily Mail and General Trust The Daily Mail and General Trust market share
Trinity Mirror plc Trinity Mirror plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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


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What is the Newspaper Publishing Industry?

The Newspaper Publishing industry consists of businesses that produce articles to publish in print and digital editions. The industry also includes advertising newspapers, but does not cover news agencies (see IBISWorld report J63.910).

Industry Products
Selling digital advertisingSelling print advertisingSelling news
Industry Activities
Producing printed and digital newspapersNewsgatheringWriting comment and editorial piecesPublishing advertising newspapers

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