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News publishers’ value – reported in figures

Report finds that newsbrands generated £4.8bn revenue, supported 87,500 jobs and invested £97m in digital services while holding power to account.

The news publishing industry contributed £5.3bn to the UK economy in 2015, according to a Deloitte report commissioned by the News Media Association (NMA), the industry’s trade body.

In a challenging era of falling newspaper profitability, due mainly to declining advertising revenues, the report finds many reasons to be cheerful.

Among its positive findings is the revelation that the news media industry generated £4.8bn revenue through circulation and advertising over the course of 2015.

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