ALM’s The Recorder to shutter weekly print newspaper, expand daily digital news coverage
The move follows other digital-first transformations of ALM legal publications, including Texas Lawyer and Connecticut Law Tribune
NEW YORK, NY – October 3, 2016 — ALM’s The Recorder is responding to the popularity of its online platform by expanding its daily digital news coverage and, as a result, will no longer produce a weekly print newspaper.
“Given the sophistication of The Recorder‘s audience—an audience that in many ways is shaping the future of technology, law and business in the U.S. and the rest of the world on a daily basis—it’s only fitting that The Recorder fully dedicate itself to expanding its digital-first strategy,” said Hank Grezlak, ALM Regional Editor-in-Chief. “This transformation will enable us to provide more real-time, in-depth reporting of the significant issues that impact the legal community in the Bay Area, Californiaand beyond.”
With this transition, The Recorder will expand its news and enterprise coverage through two daily news alerts with breaking news delivered to readers’ inboxes, plus the latest in news, features, analysis and viewpoints available in a user-friendly layout on its website. Audiences can also expect featured digital content, including guest columnists and reporting on trends among young lawyers, as well as more in-depth coverage of litigation trends, the business of law and the future of the intersection of business, law and technology.
The Recorder‘s reinvention follows the digital-first transformations of several other ALM legal publications, including Texas Lawyer and Connecticut Law Tribune. These developments are part of ALM’s mission to become a fully integrated information and intelligence company with a focus on providing customers with critical news, data, analysis, marketing solutions and events on the right platform, in the right format, and at the right time to successfully manage the business of business.
“With 85% of our audience already subscribed to our online platform, we are focusing our efforts on becoming a more timely and nimble digital news source across the platforms our readers frequent,” said Wayne Curtis, ALM Group Publisher. “In addition, as our content strategy evolves to meet our readers’ needs, we’re focused on leveraging audience insights to create new and exciting marketing solution opportunities for our marketing partners to better connect with readers.”