Archive for November, 2009
The Tampa Tribune Announces Exclusive Distribution Deal with The Wall Street Journal and New York Post
Tampa, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2009) — The Tampa Tribune today announced an exclusive deal with Dow Jones & Company to distribute The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and the New York Post in the Tampa Bay area. This new association extends the reach of the Journal and the Post as well as content opportunities for both organizations and opens new avenues for revenue and audience growth.
“This is a groundbreaking agreement for The Tampa Tribune,” said John Schueler, President of Media General’s Florida Communications Group. “It brings together two great news organizations and is unprecedented in this marketplace. We were selected for this partnership over our competition because of the Tribune’s innovative content, distribution and marketing capabilities.”
“This partnership is an indication of our strength and growth. The Tampa Tribune now brings readers and advertisers more kinds of news and information than any other news operation in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area,” said William Barker, Vice President, Operations, Florida Communications Group.
“We are delighted to be working with The Tampa Tribune on this expansive agreement. We relish the opportunity to reach more of our readers through The Tampa Tribune’s operational and creative local expertise,” said Ian Jackson, Vice President of Circulation for Dow Jones and New York Post. “We are committed to serving our Florida customers with the best newspapers and we are confident that this association will give our readers unrivalled access to our unique content, viewpoints and coverage.”
About the New York Post
The New York Post, founded by Alexander Hamilton on November 16, 1801, is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States. NYPOST.com offers a lively mix of local and national news, gossip, entertainment, sports and business coverage to a nationwide audience and consistently ranks among the top ten American newspaper websites. Both are part of News Corporation, one of the world’s largest media conglomerates.
About Florida Communications Group
The Florida Communications Group (FCG), owned by Media General, includes newspapers, broadcast television and online operations in West Central Florida. It incorporates Media General’s converged operations in Tampa, including The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com, the No. 1 newspaper/online combination in the Tampa Bay market; WFLA-TV (NBC), the market broadcast news leader at 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. weeknights; and CENTRO Tampa, a Spanish-language print and online media operation. Florida Communications Group includes Highlands Today, Hernando Today, 12 weeklies, and several shopper and niche publications. Source: Scarborough 2009 Release 1; Nielsen Media Research, 2009 Sweeps Periods, Adults 25-54 and Household Ratings.
Top 25 Gainers in COMBINED Print and Online, from ABC and Scarborough
By E&P Staff
Published: October 26, 2009 12:15 PM ET
NEW YORK Newspapers are more than just print editions. When factoring in Web sites, readership grows much stronger. Here are the top 25 newspapers with the largest increases in print and online audience based on designated market areas, provided by Scarborough Research on behalf of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The figures are for the past seven days in print/30 days online net combined audience with annual percent changes.
The Tampa Tribune/TBO.com combined ranked 3rd in the US and 1st in Florida in audience growth.
LUZERNE COUNTY NEWSPAPERS, WILKES-BARRE, PA*. — 234,989 — 14.6%
GREENSBURG (PA.) TRIBUNE-REVIEW — 804,035 — 13.58%
THE TAMPA (FLA.) TRIBUNE — 1,436,235 — 11.35%
SPARTANBURG (S.C.) HERALD-JOURNAL — 255,322 — 10.93%
SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL, FORT LAUDERDALE (West Palm Beach, DMA) — 364,564 — 9.37%
THE OAKLAND (CALIF.) TRIBUNE — 646,697 — 8.35%
THE NEWS TRIBUNE, TACOMA, WASH. — 603,672 — 7.94%
THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, NEW ORLEANS — 837,190 — 7.10%
GREENSBORO (N.C.) NEWS & RECORD — 426,687 — 6.41%
THE ROANOKE (VA.) TIMES — 433,063 — 6.30%
CONTRA COSTA (CALIF.) TIMES — 770,917 — 6.27%
MOBILE (ALA.) PRESS-REGISTER — 450,344 — 6.13%
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE — 666,377 — 6.08%
THE CHARLESTON (W.VA.) GAZETTE — 265,479 — 5.76%
ASBURY PARK PRESS, NEPTUNE, N.J. — 853,809 — 5.35%
THE DENVER POST — 1,538,914 — 5.04%
THE COURIER-JOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, KY. — 841,600 — 4.81%
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, MEMPHIS, TENN. — 768,963 — 4.81%
WILKES-BARRE (PA.) TIMES LEADER — 195,455 — 4.81%
HOUSTON CHRONICLE — 2,511,425 — 4.77%
EL NUEVO HERALD — 467,242 — 4.53%
THE BIRMINGHAM (ALA.) NEWS — 790,180 — 4.48%
CHARLESTON (W.VA.) DAILY MAIL — 244,845 — 4.46%
THE COLUMBUS (OHIO) DISPATCH — 1,079,708 — 4.41%
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER — 1,076,811 — 4.41%
HUNTINGTON (W.VA.) HERALD-DISPATCH — 167,863 — 4.24%