News The Independent website grew by 7.94 per cent to 29,894,151 unique monthly users

The Independent’s website independent.co.uk enjoyed the largest growth among newspaper websites during December, according to official figures released today.

Banks woo ITV to defend it from a possible takeover

Hectic week in the media sector as troubled broadcaster insists it will hold its share of advertising

Informa looks at cutting debt to below £1bn

Publisher could offload £200m training business as media sector warns banks of falling ad revenues

Independent newspapers to cut 90 jobs

Independent News and Media is to cut around 90 jobs from The Independent and The Independent on Sunday as part of a major restructuring programme that will affect all areas of operation.

Trinity Mirror warn of more job cuts

Daily Mirror and regional newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror warned today of further job losses as it steps up a cost-cutting drive.

For the record 10/11/2008

"As Obama gets huge election, the earth moves" – The Sun’s tasteful splash headline welcomes a new era

Market Report: Shares slump as recession fears take hold

It was a miserable end to a miserable week. The fears of recession took hold in earnest yesterday and the terror was palpable. The market opened and plunged, screaming down 10 per cent to smash into the 3,000-levels for the first time in five years.

News groups' prognosis may not look good, but it's a boon for investors

Ever the bellwether of economic health, newspaper publishers across the globe are facing a grim combination of internal and external pressures as the squeeze on advertising spending exacerbates the upheavals caused by the internet.

Market update - 5 August

The FTSE 100 was up 96.8 points at 5417 and the FTSE 250 309.8 points at 9097.4 at 11.58am today. Michael Page was monopolising the market’s attention this morning, up 33.84 per cent or 89.75p at 355p.

Trinity warns ad revenues will post double-digit falls this year

Trinity Mirror's saw advertising sales drop by 8 per cent in the first half of 2008, and is predicting double-digit year-on-year falls for the rest of the year.

Stephen Glover on The Press

Murat's victory should serve as a warning to the entire British press

Mirror halts shares fall with defence of finances

Trinity Mirror was forced to make a formal statement on its financial health yesterday after analyst concerns spooked the market and the media group's stock dropped by 18.6 per cent in a single day.

Margareta Pagano: Financial experts are eating humble pie – as well as cheap risotto

In these frugal days, buying Tesco's mushroom risotto for £1.99 rather than paying double at Marks & Spencer looks a good deal. Even the better-off are now going to cheaper shops to save on food now that petrol costs as much as gold. It's this change in behaviour that is hurting Marks & Spencer so badly and which prompted last week's profit warning. And it's why Sir Stuart Rose is going to have to pull off the performance of his life when he appears at the Royal Festival Hall this Wednesday.

Seven days that shook the British high street

It was a week that most retailers would probably prefer to forget – seven days that shook the high street. From the grandest names to the most minor, the news has been uniformly grim.

Trinity warns on profits after slump in advertising

Trinity Mirror issued a profits warning yesterday and joined the growing list of newspaper groups struggling in the face of the straitened property market and worsening economic climate.

Trinity Mirror warns over profits

Daily Mirror and regional newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror today warned over full-year profits as it said advertising revenues were suffering a "marked" decline.

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