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New York Times Co. Reports Ad Revenue Down, Circ Revenue Up In Q3

nytco.pngJust days after announcing that it will eliminate 100 newsroom jobs at The New York Times before the end of the year, The New York Times Co. announced their third quarter earnings this morning — and it’s surprisingly not all bad news.

Exceeding expectations, the company reported a 30.2 percent increase in operating profit for the quarter and 21.6 percent decline in operating costs. The company said it had also worked to reduce its debt by $140 million through aggressive cost-cutting. The company has cut its spending by doing things like revamping benefit plans for nonunion employees (saving them $18 million) and renegotiating the labor agreements with Boston Globe employees, earning $10 million in savings in the second half of 2009 and a projected $20 million next year.

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McClatchy Q3 Earnings: Ad Revenue Down, Circulation Revenue Up

mcclatchy.jpgThe McClatchy Co. (MNI), the third largest newspaper publisher in the U.S., reported its third quarter earnings this morning.

The company reported a net income of $23.6 million for the quarter, up $4.2 million during the same period last year. Adjusted earnings also grew from 2008, reaching $11 million compared to $10.4 million last year.

However, revenue dropped 23.1 percent during the quarter compared to last year. Advertising revenues were $266.1 million, down 28.1 percent from 2008, but circulation revenues increased 6.7 percent to $69 million.

And as McClatchy moves towards becoming an integrated print and online publishing company, online advertising revenues grew 3.1 percent during the quarter. They now make up 17.6 percent of total advertising revenues compared to 12.2 percent of total advertising revenues in the third quarter of last year, McClatchy said.

Read the full earnings release.

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