"The biggest media event in history," might well be shaping up into "the biggest circulation war for decades," according to a report from the Guardian, which highlights the extensive efforts by the British press regarding Olympics coverage.
Offices of the Mexican newspaper El Norte near Monterrey have been attacked three times in less than a month. In the most recent attack, on Sunday, armed and masked men broke into the offices and started a fire using gasoline, according to a report from The Telegraph.
Brazilian newspapers are reporting growth in average daily circulation as well as advertising revenue, according to data from the Circulation Verification Institute (IVC) and published on news.com.au.
In addition to reporting growth in second quarter 2012 earnings, the US-based McClatchy Company has announced it will launch digital subscriptions at its newspapers in five markets during the third quarter of this year, to be followed by the rest of its markets beginning in the fourth quarter.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch laid off 23 employees late last week, Jim Romenesko reports on his blog. The layoffs happened across three departments: newsroom, advertising and production.