Also, and this is very, very exciting, we've scheduled our first 'sneak peek' seminars...if you're a nonprofit in Boston (and they're coming to New York and other cities right after the first of the year), go here and register.
Once again, the big bright spot for newspaper companies is the continued steady growth of online advertising. The NAA reported that third quarter revenues for newspaper companies hit $773 million, up 21.1% over the year-ago quarter, making up 7.1% of all newspaper revenues (up from 5.4%). While overall revenues for newspapers were down 7.4% -- and classifieds dropped a precipitous 17% -- online ad revenue growth was actually picking up in sequential quarters. In the second quarter of 2007, for instance, online ad revenues at newspapers were up 19% year-over-year. "Newspaper websites continue to generate substantial revenue by offering advertisers access to the nation's most desirable group of consumers," NAA honcho John Sturm said. Media General recently reported better-than-industry gains online, with online revenues up 27.3% in October and "local online" ads going up 43.1% vs. October 2006.