The Financial Times has secured more revenue from digital than print, making it the first mainstream UK newspaper to be able to describe itself as a truly “digital content business.” The Guardian brought this news to us in their article, “The Financial Times passes another major digital milestone.”
In times where everyone is pondering whether print is dead or not, this paper is seeing the benefits of going all-in on digital. Its total paid circulation, combining print and digital, stands at 843,000, up 75,000 (about 13%) year on year. Three quarters of those are digital-only subscribers.
And for the record, Ridding also believes that print is still profitable.
Melody K. Smith
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