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Pearson’s Big Paydays Defy the Odds Against Print Media
November 24, 2015 at 2:24 pm

It has been tough sledding for print media. More than 150 newspapers have closed or converted to digital-only offerings in the last two years. Recently the magazine giants Condé Nast and Time Inc. have both cut employees and closed magazines. What, then, to make of the recent sales of The Financial Times and The Economist…

What Next for Maverick Magazine Publisher Future PLC?
February 4, 2014

Back in the mid-to-late 1990s, the UK magazine industry was the most lively and competitive in the world. There were around 5,000 titles available on the newsstands, with every possible interest or type of person catered for, and scarcely a week went by without someone launching a big new magazine.

And the sales figures in those pre-internet days were enough to make your eyes water. Around 10 titles sold more than a million a week (now there are just two doing those sorts of numbers, and both of them TV listings).

Pearson Partners With Knewton on Adaptive Science and Business Products
August 29, 2013

New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 -- Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today announced a substantial rollout of additional MyLab & Mastering products enhanced with technology from leading adaptive learning partner Knewton. This fall semester alone, Pearson's widely used MyLab & Mastering offerings will deliver continuously adaptive recommendations to more than 400,000 students across subject areas including biology, anatomy & physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting. These are in addition to math, economics, reading and writing, which launched in the fall of 2012.

News Corp's $540 Million Bet on American Classrooms
August 29, 2013

In the middle of Brooklyn's high-end Dumbo neighborhood, 20 inner-city children sit around two wooden tables at what appears to be a small summer camp. Tablet computers are scattered across the tables, punctuated by plates of corn chips and bowls of salsa. The kids are restless on this sweltering July afternoon, fidgeting in their chairs and asking the handful of twenty-somethings if they can play Temple Run or maybe just head home for the day.

Slicebooks Secures Seed Funding From Ingram
July 31, 2013

Slicebooks, an innovative startup by EarlyAccess with a publishing platform for slicing & remixing content, an iTunes-style retail platform and the world's first eBook Remix Widget, announced today that it has raised a round of seed funding from ICG Ventures Inc., an Ingram Content Group company.

Layoffs Hit BSA's Boy's Life, Scouting
June 26, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America are cutting more than 30 positions from the staff of its two flagship magazines—Boy's Life and Scouting—and its communications department, FOLIO: has learned.

BSA says 17 people were laid off on June 10, with another 17 expected to come by the end of the year. A spokesman would not confirm the positions of those being terminated.


Financial Times editor Lionel Barber: 'News now is not the newspaper'
February 11, 2013

Pink is a colour associated with good health and in the past the salmon shades of the Financial Times's pages seemed to signal some immunity from the circulation ravages suffered by other national newspapers.

However, the FT has been undergoing a digital revolution – one that editor Lionel Barber says requires continual editorial change and which may see the importance of those pink pages fade, replaced by the dominance of online news.

January national newspaper ABC figures, published last week, revealed that FT sales were down 3.85% compared with December, to 275,375. Now, as the paper prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary

2012 M&A Market Shows Dramatic Increase in Number and Value of Deals
January 7, 2013

Burgeoning innovation, rising corporate investment and a year-end rush to beat the tax man drove robust mergers and acquisitions in 2012 for the media, information, marketing and technology sectors. M&A surged to 1,351 transactions for the year, or 50% more than in 2011, at a total value of nearly $75 billion, according to The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.