Classified dollars drop 21+ percent at Journal Communications newspapers

25 Oct 2012

Journal Communications, owner of the Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel and more than 20 community newspapers,  reported a year-over -year increase of more than 11 percent, TV revenue that jumped nearly 40 percent, but  newspaper classified advertising revenue that continued its precipitous drop, even in digital. Automotive and recruitment advertising were the hardest-hit

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Jim Townsend

Jim Townsend, editorial director and a principal of the AIM Group, is a career journalist, consultant and interactive media pioneer with more than 35 years of experience in news management. Townsend joined the AIM Group in 2001 as an analyst and consultant and became a part-owner in 2003. He is based in Houston. He leads a global team of analysts who report media industry trends in North and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and other countries in the Pacific Rim.