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USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies

USA Today Founder Al Neuharth Dies

By Chris Crum April 22, 2013

Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today and former chairman of Gannett died on Friday, reportedly after falling. He died in his home in Cocoa Beach, Florida at the age of 89. USA Today has compiled a round-up of reactions to …

Yahoo And Gannett In Local Advertising Deal

Yahoo and Gannett have entered into a local advertising partnership under which all of Gannett’s 81 newspaper sites and seven of its broadcast sites will sell Yahoo advertising.

The partnership expands Yahoo’s Newspaper Consortium which includes more than 800 newspapers and has sold more than 40,000 local ad campaigns.

USA Today Launching Digital Edition

Gannett has announced it will launch an e- edition of its USA Today newspaper.

The e-edition will launch Monday August 3 and will be a replica of the print version of USA Today but will feature additional interactive content.

The e-edition will also include a Saturday-Sunday version called USA Today Extra, the first ever-regular weekend product from USA Today.

Should Companies Restrict Employees Use of Facebook, Twitter?
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Update: The original title of this article was "USA Today Publisher Restricting Employees from Using Social Networks?" USA Today called WebProNews requesting a change because it made it look like USA Today itself was discouraging social media use, which is apparently not the case.

Gannett Sets Sights High With New Ad Initiative

Election season was good for media companies; people, places, and things were taking out ads left and right.  Now, in the hopes of getting some extra mileage out of the period, Gannett is moving forward with an ad initiative called ContentOne that will affect its online operations.

Gannett Takes Control Of CareerBuilder
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This development can be seen as something that’s either good for the Internet sector or bad for the economy in general.  Or both.  Regardless, Gannett has paid $135 million for another ten percent of CareerBuilder.com, which brings its total stake up to 50.8 percent.

Big Newsies Join Forces, Sell Online Ads

Local online advertising sold by quadrantONE, a company formed by four major newspaper publishers, launched as an alternative to the Yahoo-led consortium of newspapers.

Gannett Appoints New CDO
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You might imagine that more than a couple of companies have tossed the title of Chief Digital Officer at some random young guy.  Gannett Co. seems to have thought things through, however, and it’s given the position to Chris Saridakis, the CEO of PointRoll.Gannett Appoints New CDO

Maven Scores Gannett USAToday.com Video Deal
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Maven Networks will roll out an online TV solution with news publisher Gannett’s USAToday website and 150 other websites.

Yahoo Boosts Newspaper Group Membership

Seventeen more newspapers signed on with Yahoo to participate in its classifieds program where HotJobs provides the job listings.

Whisper: Papers Plot Online Ad Network

Five major newspaper publishers may be ready to create a national ad network that will let them keep all of their ad revenue in-house.

Gannett, Tribune Partner On Local Sites

Newspaper publishers Tribune Co. and Gannett Co. have entered into a joint venture to expand a national network of local entertainment Web sites.

Gannett Launches Local Mobile Sites
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News company Gannett announced today that it is entering the mobile market and will make its breaking news, sports, weather and local information available to mobile phone users in 100 local markets.

Gannett Discovers Local Search

The newspaper publisher picked up Planet Discover, a local search and integrated advertising technology company, for its publication websites.

4Info Dials Up Gannett Deal
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A partnership with USA Today parent Gannett sees the newspaper publisher take a minority stake in the 4INFO mobile search and information service.

MySpace Is Now FoxSpace
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Okay, so NYT bought About.com – which is basically just a form of citizen journalism. Okay, so IAC bought AskJeeves, and in the process got the much beloved Bloglines.

Gannett Has Record First Quarter

Gannett reported today that 2005 first quarter earnings per diluted share, on a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis increased 5.0 percent to $1.05, a new record.