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Obituaries help keep local newspapers afloat

Posted by   /  August 28, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

In total, about $500 million in total annual revenue comes from obituaries, according to Adpay./Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios By Sara Fischer and Alison Snyder | Axios Local newspapers still heavily rely on obituary placements for revenue, according to data from local obituary and advertising placement firm Adpay, which is owned by Ancestry.com. Why it matters: Obits, […]

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The final rip-off — paid obituaries

Posted by   /  April 28, 2019  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Off-Beat News  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Let’s call this an “obitchuary.” I assisted with an obituary this week for a dear friend. The husband had to pay $559 to The Arizona Republic to publish it. In a way, newspapers hold you hostage: How could you possibly be unwilling to […]

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The final ripoff: Paid obituaries

Posted by   /  August 1, 2017  /  By Phil Riske, Media and Entertainment, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

From the Rose Law Group Reporter Growlery By Phil Riske | Senior Reporter/Writer Call this an “obitchuary.” They’re going to get you one last time when you check out. A high school classmate died recently, and her friends wondered why hometown newspapers hadn’t published her obituary. Looking into it, we were told an obituary would […]

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