Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Operating conditions in the industry have been difficult over the past five years, as the rise of digital media has made it easy for consumers to access a diverse range of news articles and reports for free. The rising popularity of online classified websites like Gumtree.com has also influenced industry performance negatively, as online services have supplanted newspaper classifieds. However, the growth in advertising spending softened the pace of decline slightly because display and classified advertisements account for a major share of industry revenue. Nevertheless, the benefits of higher advertising spending were limited as external competition for advertising revenue intensified. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.5%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The UK Regional Newspaper Publishing industry includes titles that are published on a daily or weekly basis and are distributed to a particular area of the country. The newspaper products published by industry operators can be broadly split into free weekly papers, paid weekly papers and daily and Sunday papers.
Paid weekly papers
Local and regional papers that require the customer to pay some sort of purchase fee account for an estimated 49.8% of titles. Unlike free newspapers, newspapers in this segment generate revenue from circulation. The segment includes both fully paid and part-paid part-free weekly newspapers. Fully paid weekly titles account for almost 95% of all newspapers in this category. Exa.. purchase to read more