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'Excellent' result as Johnston profits hit £77.3m

A boost in advertising revenue growth has helped Johnston Press record half-year pre-tax profits of £77.3m – an increase of 16 per cent. The company’s focus on “managing an efficient business” is also being hailed a factor. The regional newspaper

Media chief voices fears for editorial freedom

Media chief Tim Bowdler is claiming that media ownership regulations which attempt to protect editorial freedom and a vibrant local press might actually cause damage to it. The chief executive of Johnston Press believes that the Government’s “heavy-handed” regulatory approach

Johnston Press signals intent as revenue and profits rise

Johnston Press has announced its results for the year, and signalled its intention to expand. The regional press publisher, which owns 241 local newspapers and runs 160 community websites, recorded a 15 per cent increase in turnover, which rose to

Johnston profits up 51 per cent

Johnston Press made pre-tax profits of £66.7m in the first half of this year, and says it has made a “satisfactory” start to the second half. In its interim results for the six months to June 30, the regional newspaper

Half of all regional titles see sales increase

Half of all regional press titles saw sales increase between July and December last year, according to the latest ABC figures. And the number of weeklies showing circulation growth has increased for the fourth consecutive year. Figures also show that

Police PR reform call

Johnston Press editors are being urged to write to Home Secretary David Blunkett calling for talks between police chiefs, senior media managers and newspaper editors to review the role of police press officers. The move comes after a survey for

Regional press "must be free to compete on equal footing"

The regional press must be free to compete with other media on an equal footing or it will be disadvantaged, Tim Bowdler has told delegates at the Society of Editor’s annual conference. Giving the third annual lecture at the York

Increased profits for Johnston

Johnston Press has announced increased half year profits. In its interim results for the six months ending June 30 2002, the company announced pre-tax profits, before one-off costs, of £50.6m, an increase of 25 per cent compared with £40.4m for

"Vital role will expand" – incoming president

The incoming president of the Newspaper Society has vowed to build on the organisation’s vital role for the industry. Tim Bowdler (right), chief executive of Johnston Press, will take over as president on July 1. At the NS annual meeting

Half of all regional press titles increase circulation

Total circulation and distribution figures show the regional press now sells and distributes 76m newspapers every week. The latest ABC figures show that half of all regional press titles under its membership have increased circulation over the past year, the

Record results for Johnston

Johnston Press has announced record financial results for last year. On the same day that the company announced its plans to buy Regional Independent Media, chairman Roger Parry said: “The current year for Johnston Press has begun encouragingly and despite

"Rare opportunity to acquire quality titles"

The £560m deal for Johnston Press to buy RIM will substantially increase the size of Johnston and create one of the UK’s largest regional newspaper groups, publishing more than 250 titles across England and Scotland. What Johnston heralds as a