Declining but Still Profitable: The Surprising Truth About Local Newspapers

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By: Patrick Smith | The Media Briefing

When Johnston Press CEO Ashley Highfield unveiled an ambitious and forward-thinking strategy plan (pdf) for the company earlier this year, it marked a key moment for regional media in the UK.

The business is now digital-first and some its most senior managerial and editorial leaders representing the old days are gone. Daily titles were turned into weeklies and iPad editions launched. Highfield is part of a new generation of media CEOs, digital natives not scared to overhaul the status quo.

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