Poynter: GateHouse close to buying Gannett

GateHouse and its parent New Media Investment Group are close to a deal to buy Gannett, sources with knowledge of the deal have confirmed, Rick Edmonds reported for Poynter.
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Archant shuts North Norfolk News office in newsroom closure plan

The North Norfolk News and Eastern Daily Press office in the coastal town of Cromer has closed down two months after publisher Archant revealed that it would be shutting five newsrooms.
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To increase retention, The Financial Times is using newsletter polls

The Financial Times has started incorporating polls into its email newsletters in an effort to encourage readers to interact more regularly with its content and ultimately increase subscriber retention. Early signs show it’s working. » more

Dallas Morning News to upgrade site with Arc

The Dallas Morning News will work with The Washington Post to upgrade its website, the Dallas Observer reported. 

Axel Springer and Funke join large national ad alliance

Two ad alliances, together representing four of Germany’s largest media companies, have joined forces with the aim of countering the dominance of tech platforms. 
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Talking to experts - Next Generation for Digital PublishingEXT

Alessandro Vento, CEO of the Milan-based Softwarehouse D-Share » more

Times and Sunday Times pass 300,000 paid digital-only subscribers

The Times and Sunday Times now have more than 300,000 paid digital-only subscribers between them.
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Heidelberg expands cloud-based applications – acquisition of software start-up Crispy Mountain

• Software know-how accelerates transition to cloud-based solutions 
• Together with Crispy Mountain, HEI.OS to be developed into a cloud platform for the printing industry
• Heidelberg opens platform for third-party applications
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