News publishing has a long history. In the medieval era, the printing press was developed in Italy and then spread to Europe and England, giving birth to the first national newspaper, The Illustrated London News. Since then, newspapers have been in constant development, printing new material on a regular basis and expanding their territories. But the evolution of newsprint from a single-page publication to a massive, multi-page, international news service has come at a tremendous speed. Today news publishing has entered into the digital age, as well, with the invention of the internet, which allows for the widespread distribution of news and information to people around the globe in seconds.
There are a few different aspects to a news publishing company profile, one of which is the list of other newspaper publishers in the area. In most cases, publishers are not geographically related; however, there are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, a publisher may have ties to a number of different publications, but only publish news and information relevant to their own business. Conversely, if a publisher does not have any ties to any publication at all, they are generally considered “eastern” or “western.” In this case, a publisher would have ties to news outlets from both “western” and “eastern” countries. A company that only distributes news and information from one country would be considered as an “international” publisher.
The next aspect to a news publisher profile is the company’s ties to Canadian news outlets. In recent years, a few companies, such as Postmedia and Sun Media, have sought to extend their presence outside of Canada by launching websites and television channels in the Canadian market. While a company may not have a great deal of experience in Canada, they are certainly aware of the challenges and rewards of doing business in this country, so it is important to note this when reviewing a company’s profile. If a publisher has significant experience or ties to Canadian media, it will provide an increased amount of credibility in terms of providing information and news on Canadian-based products and services.