Publishing in the pandemic: Print squeeze, digital boost

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Publishing in the pandemic: Print squeeze, digital boost

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Publishing in the pandemic: Print squeeze, digital boost

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Contents

Hefty print losses in the past thirteen months

Digital soars: boom in traffic and subscriptions

Outlook for 2021: end of furlough and big tech payments

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Figures and Tables

Figure 1: Print press financials (£m) Figure 2: Commuting during the pandemic versus pre-COVID baseline, UK Figure 3: National newspaper year-on-year paid circulation change, selected titles Figure 4: Weekday versus weekend editions, % circulation change Figure 5: Online traffic (lha) & time spent (rha), UK news publishers Figure 6: Digital subscriptions/membership, selected UK news publishers (000) Figure 7: Effects on business metrics, users vs non-users of advertising on digital news brands Figure 8: Estimated redundancies and furloughs in UK news publishing, 2020 Figure 9: Press advertising spend (£m, % year-on-year change) Figure 10: Innovations in news publishing Figure 11: Government funding and support