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News buoyed by 23pc lift in first-quarter revenue

News Corp has posted a 23 per cent increase in total revenue for the first quarter to $US2.52 billion, up from $US2.06 billion in the corresponding period last year, with strong paid digital subscriber growth at The Wall Street Journal, The Times and Sunday Times and The Australian a highlight.

NMI: newspaper revenue performance driven by metro mastheads

Display ad revenue for national and metropolitan newspapers has increased at a time when total revenue in the news media advertising market dipped, according to the latest News Media Index, with data collated by Standard Media Index.

Stuff CEO tells media executives: ‘be the disruptor’

NZ media company Stuff Limited has been building out its revenue streams over the past four years to become a world-leading example of a media…

New index shows news media ad revenues at $2.4b

Music: City Lights at Night (Revolution Void) / CC BY-NC 3.0 Australia’s newspaper publishers today announced a world-first partnership with Standard Media Index (SMI) to…

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Trading update reveals Fairfax revenue slip

Fairfax Media revealed a 2 to 3 per cent drop in revenue for the first 17 weeks of 2016, compared to the previous year, in…

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Mercury editor leaves as Fairfax announces restructure

Illawarra Mercury editor Alistair Langford-Wilson has resigned ahead of a restructure of the publisher’s Illawarra and south coast operations announced on Thursday. Mr Langford-Wilson is the second…

News consumption on rise despite ad challenges

Newspapers will survive into the future despite the continuing fall of print advertising investment and the challenges of monetising digital audiences, according to a media…

Global round-up: Buffett maintains interest in print

American billionaire investor Warren Buffett says if he saw the right newspaper he would “buy it tomorrow”. Mr Buffett made the comments in an interview…

Press sales booming: Manroland

Press manufacturer Manroland has reported strong performance in 2015, in a healthy sign for the print industry. Manroland web systems have brought in more than…

Two routes to a new future

Publishers can choose to chase audience or authority. SIMON HOLT weighs up both approaches, and argues news organisations are so intent on maintaining levels of print penetration that they are missing opportunities to create real business models.