LexisNexis Expands UK Regional Media Coverage
150 new UK and Irish regional newspapers added to LexisNexis, further expansion planned
London, 11 June, 2009 – LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and business solutions, today announced an agreement expanding its relationship with Johnston Press to enable 154 regional UK newspapers from the publisher to be indexed and analysed through the LexisNexis Business Intelligence tools, including Nexis, LexisNexis Analytics, Nexis®Direct and Publisher. This is an agreement that increases the LexisNexis volume of UK and Irish newspapers by almost 50%.
Bob De Laney, LexisNexis Director of News & Business, said: “Since 2008, LexisNexis has significantly increased the breadth and depth of its UK and Irish regional newspaper coverage by adding over 345 titles from a range of publishers. Our services now provide coverage across every UK region, with 458 national and regional newspapers in total.
“It is usually these smaller, local press outlets that carry vital intelligence on regional companies as the national press will not have a lot of coverage on, for example, a privately held, £5M turnover company or local bank/accountancy, which a local paper would. These sources also provide updates on transactions, redundancies, executive moves and M&A that traditional company information providers might miss, which makes this an important resource for business development and competitor insight teams.
“We are continuing to develop the content to ensure we deliver the broadest and most comprehensive service to our Nexis users and this year we will add many more titles from Johnstonand other publishers, which will bring our total UK and Irish newspaper coverage to over 500 titles.”
Andy Prior, Johnston Press Digital Product Manager, said: “Johnston Press is pleased to be working with LexisNexis to enable its editorial content to be made available to as wide an audience as possible. Our 320 titles – which range in size from the Scotsman to much smaller weekly publications – already provide unrivalled coverage in their respective communities, so we know there is a need and audience for this information.”
Johnston Press plc is one of the three largest local newspaper publishers in the UK. Publishing quality local newspapers and internet sites produced by local teams to ensure that their news and information inform on and reflect the important issues for the communities they serve. Johnston Press titles cover communities from Peterhead in Scotland to Portsmouth in Hampshire, including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
LexisNexis® (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (www.reedelsevier.com), LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 18,000 employees worldwide.
In the UK, LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.co.uk) online services include LexisLibrary - named Online Product of the Year at the Legal Technology Awards - and Nexis® the single most powerful global news & business information service. The company has over 1,000 employees in the UK.
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