Paying for access to digital content is nothing new for users; the popularity of Netflix and Spotify has paved the way in that regard. What is a novelty is that Argentine newspaper Clarín has joined the bandwagon, spearheading a trend that will surely be joined by other media in that country and the region. How does this news impact users, advertisers, and the media outlet itself? In this article, I share my experiences as a user, written from the point of view of a digital world insider.
Latin America’s largest newspaper and news site launches a paywall as a new way to monetize its quality journalism. It’s a sign of the times as more Latin American news publisher will launch paywalls in the coming year.
The Washington Post announced the sale of El Tiempo Latino to El Planeta Media, a multimedia Spanish-language news and entertainment outlet.
Gannett is walking away from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies.Tronc maintained that it still had “serious doubts” about Gannett’s ability to finance a potential transaction.
Noticias Telemundo and La Opinión announced a partnership to produce and publish news content aimed at Hispanic Americans.The partnership includes the launch of “Telemundo and La Opinión Present,” a series of stories on Latino issues that will appear on Telemundo Network, La Opinión newspaper, and the digital platforms of both organizations.
Hispanic newspapers confirm that holding events allows them and the brands supporting them to get closer to their readers and consumers.
Gannett Co., Inc. and ReachLocal, Inc. announced a merger agreement whereby Gannett would acquire the outstanding shares of ReachLocal, Inc., for US$4.60 per share in cash, via a tender offer.The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and is expected to be completed in the third quarter
Tribune Publishing Co. has again rejected revised Gannett Co., Inc. proposal to acquire all of Tribune Publishing for US$15.00 per share in cash.The company received a US$70.5 million investment from Nant Capital in a deal that makes the California-based technology investment firm the company’s second-largest shareholder, edging past the 4.695 million shares owned by Oaktree Capital Management.
Tribune Publishing board of directed rejected USA Today owner Gannett’s US$815 million offer to acquire the company. Tribune Publisher, owner of Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and nine other daily newspapers, said Gannett’s “opportunistic” proposal understates the company’s true value and is not in the best interests of its shareholders.
Tribune Publishing Co. has received an unsolicited proposal, with numerous contingencies, from Gannett Co., Inc. on April 12, 2016 to acquire all outstanding shares of Tribune Publishing for approximately US$388.3 million.
Digital First Media, owner of the Los Angeles Daily News, will purchase Freedom Communications’ Orange County Register and Riverside Press Enterprise.
The New York Times Company has acquired digital marketing agency HelloSociety.The acquisition will integrate HelloSociety’s tools, talent and approach into the service suite of T Brand Studio, the Times Company’s content agency.
The USA TODAY NETWORK has launched GET Creative, a new branded content studio that enables partners to reach more than 100 million readers.GET Creative gives advertisers the ability to immerse audiences in branded experiences on par with trusted editorial content across all USA TODAY NETWORK platforms.
What: Enlace, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s weekly Spanish-language publication changed its name to Hoy San Diego. The name change, as well as a format change from broadsheet to tabloid happened on February 13. Why it matters: Hoy now has newspapers in Los Angeles (daily), Chicago and San Diego and Tribune also owns several other Hispanic targeted […]
What: The New York Times has launched a Spanish-language Web site to expand its reach in Spanish-speaking markets.The web site will include articles translated from English into Spanish as well as content from a team of journalists in Mexico City. Why it matters: But for a few print editions inserted in Latin American newspapers, the New York Times […]
New York’s El Diario, an ImpreMedia newspaper, dismissed 13 employees last week of which 6 belong to the Editorial Team.
In 2015 major retailers have transferred FSI (Free Standing Inserts in Newspapers, circulars, or preprints) dollars to digital advertising, and are studying results for future advertising commitments. A round-up about how this situation is playing out in the Hispanic newspaper market.
Industry observers asked by Portada note that it is only a matter of time until the Los Angeles Times, owned by Tribune Publishing, buys financially troubled Freedom Communications or, at least, its most coveted asset the Orange County Register. Why is Tribune Publishing interested in Freedom’s assets and what would a consolidation mean particularly to Hispanic media?. 4 key questions we look at.
What: New York Times Co. has released its Q3 profits beating analysts expectations with Net income of US$9.42 million( 6 cents a share) comparing to a loss of US$12.5 million, or 8 cents, a year earlier. Why it matters: Print ad revenue fell 1 %( better than the 12.8% decline in the second quarter). Interestingly digital advertising declined by […]
EC Classifieds, the English-language shopper launched by EC Hispanic Media in July, is increasing its circulation to 135,000.