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May 2, 2014
06:26 EDTGCI, NWSAGannett's USA Today top newspaper by total circulation, WSJ reports
For the six months ended March 31, Gannett's (GCI) USA Today was the top U.S. newspaper by total circulation, which includes digital readers, while News Corp's (NWSA) The Wall Street Journal had the largest print circulation, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing data from the Alliance for Audited Media. Reference Link
News For GCI;NWSA From The Last 14 Days
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February 10, 2016
19:11 EDTNWSAYahoo layoffs begin, CEO Mayer not making sale process easy, Re/code says
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February 9, 2016
18:50 EDTGCIGabelli to vote against Journal Media merger, disagrees with ISS recommendation
In a regulatory filing detailing a 15.63% stake in Journal Media Group (JMG), Gabelli noted it has reviewed the report by proxy advisory firm ISS regarding Journal's proposed merger with Gannett (GCI), and intends to vote against the merger plan for those shares over which it has voting authority. Journal Media's "refusal to disclose its real estate asset valuations, beyond the $5.4M 'excess real estate value' for real estate not used in core operations, is what is truly misleading to shareholders," Gabelli claimed.
11:50 EDTGCIGannett examining parcel-delivery business, WSJ reports
Gannett (GCI) is examining the parcel-delivery business and has reached out to consultants in the parcel industry as early as December, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. According to one source, Gannett also held preliminary talks with Amazon (AMZN) as it considers delivery possibilities. The report notes that Tribute Publishing (TPUB) abandoned a similar idea after briefly testing package delivery with Amazon in the fall. Reference Link
08:08 EDTGCIJournal Media Group says ISS recommends investors vote for merger with Gannett
Journal Media Group (JMG) announced that Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that Journal Media Group shareholders vote "FOR" the proposed merger between Journal Media Group and Gannett (GCI). ISS stated in its February 8, 2016 report: "A vote FOR this transaction is warranted given the substantial premium, the strength of the sales process, the fact that no superior offers have emerged despite the reasonable breakup fee, and the apparently material downside risks..." The transaction and other matters will be considered at a special meeting for Journal Media Group shareholders on March 1, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Journal Media Group's headquarters at 333 W. State St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Journal Media Group shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 21, 2016, are entitled to vote at the special meeting either in person or by proxy. The parties currently expect to complete the proposed transaction promptly following approval by Journal Media Group shareholders and the expiration or termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period.
February 5, 2016
09:31 EDTNWSA, NWSANews Corp. upgraded to Buy from Outperform at CLSA
February 4, 2016
16:12 EDTNWSANews Corp. reports Q2 Digital Real Estate Services revenue up 35% to $208M
Reports "robust traffic" at realtor.com. Reports News and Information Services revenue down 8% to $1.4B. Reports Book Publishing revenue down 5% to $446M. Reports Cable Network Programming revenue down 5% to $106M.
16:10 EDTNWSANews Corp. says print advertising challenged, developing new ad products
"In our News and Information Services segment, print advertising remained challenged, but we are seeing growth in digital advertising and circulation revenues. We are particularly focused on cost reductions and sharing services around News Corp. to streamline operations at the newspapers in Australia and the U.K. Unruly, the viral digital advertising company acquired late last year, has been swiftly integrated into many of our companies, bringing cutting-edge metrics and a savvy social sensibility. We are developing advertising products for clients keen to benefit from the rise of video and mobile... Macro-economic conditions in most of our markets have not been auspicious," remarked News Corp.
16:08 EDTNWSANews Corp. reports Q2 adjusted EPS 20c, consensus 21c
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14:35 EDTNWSANotable companies reporting after market close
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06:28 EDTNWSANews Corp not interested in Yahoo acquisition, Business Insider says
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February 1, 2016
08:20 EDTNWSATwitter jumps after The Information breaks potential deal
Shares of Twitter (TWTR) are rising in pre-market trading after tech reporter Jessica Lessin said private equity firm Silver Lake and investor Marc Andreessen and have "considered some sort of deal" for the microblog service operator. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Lessin said in her report published on her site, The Information, that she did not know if deal considerations are "active" now with Andreessen and private equity firm Silver Lake. Silver Lake calls itself "the global leader in technology investing," stating that it has over $26B in combined assets under management. FREQUENT SPECULATION TARGET: Twitter has often been the subject of takeover rumors in the past year. Last April, Re/code's Kurt Wagner reported that Google (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) had looked at a potential acquisition of Twitter in the past, but noted at that time that neither tech giant was in discussions to acquire the social network owner. On January 20, News Corp. (NWSA) declined comment to CNBC regarding speculation about its potential interest in acquiring Twitter. Speculation also circulated the same day regarding an activist investor taking an interest in Twitter, trading sources told The Fly. PRICE ACTION: In pre-market trading near 8:15 am ET, Twitter rose 7% to $18 per share.
January 29, 2016
06:14 EDTNWSASky names James Murdoch chairman, WSJ reports
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January 28, 2016
06:30 EDTNWSAYahoo starts restructuring with 'invest/maintain/kill' list, Re/code reports
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