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Feb 8, 2013

AOL quarterly revenue rises on strong ad sales

Feb 8 (Reuters) – AOL Inc reported its best
quarterly revenue growth in eight years because of strong search
and advertising sales, and its shares rose more than 7 percent.

The company said on Friday that total revenue rose 4 percent
to nearly $600 million in the fourth quarter, beating analysts’
estimates of $573.7 million, according to Thomson Reuters

Feb 7, 2013

As ads dip, Times Co increases revenue on circulation gains

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – The New York Times Co said because more people are paying for its digital newspapers revenue grew in the fourth quarter, sending shares up as high as 15 percent on Thursday.

The earnings results – the company reported better than expected revenue and profit – marked the public debut of Mark Thompson as the Times Co’s Chief Executive to Wall Street.

Feb 7, 2013

N.Y. Times posts higher revenue on digital growth

Feb 7 (Reuters) – The New York Times Co on Thursday
reported higher quarterly revenue as more people paid for its
digital newspapers, and its shares jumped 11 percent.

Circulation revenue jumped 16.1 percent, mainly because of
growth in digital subscriptions.

Feb 7, 2013

Fox dampens higher profit, revenue at News Corp

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp on Wednesday reported higher quarterly revenue and profit on strong growth at its cable assets including its Regional Sports and FX networks.

But the rosy quarterly figures – revenue and profit beat expectations – masked troubles at three of News Corp’s properties, most notably Fox.

Feb 5, 2013
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Mental Floss, a magazine that also sells products, expands


One of the hottest T-shirt designers on the market is a magazine.

Mental Floss, the 160,000 circulation magazine owned by publishing magnet Felix Dennis, derives one-third of its revenue from e-commerce, one-third from subscriptions and newsstand sales, and one-third from advertising.

Its T-shirt business represents about 40 percent of its e-commerce revenue.
On Tuesday, it unveiled its latest effort, T-shirt Tuesdays, where every week Mental Floss will reveal a new design to capitalize on one of its best selling products. Last year, Mental Floss sold about 40,000 T-shirts for $24.99 a pop.

Feb 4, 2013

Chrysler takes patriotic road with popular Super Bowl ads

DETROIT/NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Chrysler Group LLC was
once again one of the big winners in the Super Bowl ad battle,
scoring with a military-themed spot narrated by Oprah Winfrey
and another highlighting farmers that underscored the
automaker’s attempts to rehabilitate its image by playing to
viewers’ patriotism.

The commercials Chrysler aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl
continued a winning trend that started two years ago with a spot
featuring Eminem and last year’s popular two-minute ad starring
Clint Eastwood.

Feb 4, 2013

Political ads, digital pay model boost Gannett results

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – Gannett Co Inc (GCI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) reported a better-than-expected rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong advertising sales at its television stations and as subscribers paid more for its newspapers.

Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the United States, on Monday reported revenue of $1.52 billion versus $1.38 billion in the year-earlier period, and topped analysts’ expectations of $1.49 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Feb 1, 2013

Washington Post puts its building on the block

By Jennifer Saba

(Reuters) – The Washington Post is the latest media company contemplating selling its headquarters as it tries to rein in costs.

Katharine Weymouth, the publisher of the Washington Post and part of the Graham family that controls the paper, wrote to employees about the move, according to a memo from Weymouth obtained by Reuters.

Jan 31, 2013

Nickelodeon drags down Viacom but ad sales to improve

Jan 31 (Reuters) – SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles could not lift ad sales at Viacom’s
stable of cable networks, which dragged down first
quarter total revenue.

Specifically, it was Viacom’s Nickelodeon – home to the
undersea goofy character and fighting reptiles – that was
responsible for the six percent decline in advertising revenue
for the quarter ending Dec. 31.

Jan 31, 2013

Viacom movie revenue down sharply, hits profit

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Viacom Inc said quarterly
revenue fell 16 percent on weaker results from its movie studio
Paramount Pictures and lower advertising revenue at its stable
of cable networks.

Film revenue tumbled 37 percent, while domestic advertising
revenue fell 6 percent for the second quarter in a row, the
media conglomerate reported on Thursday. Viacom’s cable networks
include MTV, Nickelodean and Comedy Central.