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Good Times Ahead at The Washington Times: Paper Expects First Profitable Year Ever

Good news over at The Washington Times. The paper is expecting to turn a profit next year for the first time since it was founded in 1982.

“We’re on course to erase what in 2012 was a $25 million annual loss,” Larry Beasley, president and CEO of The Washington Times said in a statement. “In 2012, monthly losses averaged $2.1 million. By the end of this year, monthly losses are expected to be in the low six figures. Starting next spring or summer, we expect to be profitable because of continued revenue growth and some more belt-tightening.”

The Times attributes much of the good news to its website—which has seen its number of unique monthly visits jump 35 percent to 9.2 million per month from 6.8 million in 2012.

“The Times will continue to publish its print editions while increasing the number of its digital products,” John Solomon, editor and vice president for content and business development, said in a statement. “The Times used to be a newspaper with a web site. Today it’s a multimedia company with an influential print newspaper that’s read and distributed on Capitol Hill and elsewhere.”

Of course, the paper has had to make some tough business decisions to get on a more sustainable path. According to Beasily, The Times‘ national weekly edition has outsourced its customer service operations and the daily print edition of the paper has had to increase its subscription prices in order to boost its revenue.

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Tammy Bruce to be Featured Columnist for Wash Times

Nationally-syndicated conservative talk show host and author Tammy Bruce will be penning an exclusive weekly column for The Washington Times, the Times announced today. Ms. Bruce is self-described as a “gay, gun-owning, pro-death penalty, Independent conservative.” She plans to spark a new and lively debate on current events which, she promised, will “astound the way the establishment thinks.”

“Ms. Bruce brings a unique depth to our stable of opinion columnists. I’m certain that Tammy will live up to The Washington Times prevailing principle to challenge conventional wisdom and bring a fresh take on current events. The Washington Times is delighted to be working with her,” said John Solomon, Wash Times Editor and VP of Content and Business Development.

Ms. Bruce is a well known advocate for both free speech and Second Amendment rights. Her positions on these issues were established in part from her experience as a radio talk show host. The “Tammy Bruce Show” premiered in 1993 in LA and was nationally syndicated in 2005, reaching more than 200 affiliates. In an effort to gain more freedom over her program, Ms. Bruce took her radio show independent in 2009. It is now exclusively available online and via podcast. Tammy Radio is one of the Top 5 radio programs on the worldwide internet radio hub TalkStreamLive.

TWT Op-Ed Writer Lands Mug on Box

What’s next, a bus ad like Carrie Bradshaw?

The Washington Times’ Senior Op-ed writer and former aide to ex-Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) Emily Miller is now pictured on newspaper boxes around town in a new ad campaign that began last week. This one was spotted in swanky Georgetown. As you can see, the box is empty, so maybe the advertising campaign is working. One question: Why no picture of her handgun?

“I saw it for the first time walking down the street in my neighborhood and stopped dead in my tracks from the shock,” Miller told FishbowlDC when asked about it. “It was definitely my Carrie Bradshaw moment, though she was half dressed on a bus, but still, it’s cool. The best part about the cards is it sends a signal to the gun grabbers on the City Council that I’m tracking their every move!”

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