August 18, 2008
The Press-Enterprise Company Proves Interactive Leader
RIVERSIDE , Calif. - The Press-Enterprise Company continues to be the No. 1 interactive media site serving the people of Inland Southern California.
July 2008 Omniture SiteCatalyst Web site report for PE.com, shows a 6 5 % increase in local online reach over last year at 31 %. Unique visitors grew year over year by 73% to 900,179.
Combined with numbers from its print publication The Press Enterprise media publications serve a total weekly audience of more than 825,000 (Scarborough, April 2008), The Press-Enterprise Company now reaches 1.23 million in print and online monthly which represent a 20% increase over 2007.
"Our commitment to providing quality content with products that allow our community to connect with us using the media they select has resulted in a highly engaged readership," says Ginger Neal, Vice President Interactive and Business Development. "The Press Enterprise Company has realigned resources and has made a significant investment in tools to ensure we provide community driven products and that serve our audience needs. "
PE.com also saw a 352% increase in page views on its blogs, from 81,26 7 in July 2007 to 285,89 6 in July 2008. Monthly v ideo view in July 2008 is 40,481, 69 % over last year.
PE.com weekly newsletter subscribers increased year over year by 84% to 53,835.
About the Press-Enterprise Company
The Press-Enterprise Company, a Riverside-based subsidiary of A H Belo Corp., is a multimedia company serving Inland Southern California. The company publishes news and information in print and online via The Press-Enterprise, the region's largest daily newspaper with 164,189 Monday through Friday circulation and 172,730 Sunday circulation; PE.com, the region's largest local online Web site; and, more than 30 micro-local community-based Web sites. Other print and online products include: The Business Press, a weekly business journal; La Prensa and El D, weekly Spanish-language newspapers serving the region's diverse Hispanic community; and the advertising publications PE.cars, PE.homes, WOW, PE.jobs and Savings Express.
About AH Belo Corporation
A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a distinguished news and information company that owns and operates four daily newspapers and 12 associated Web sites. A. H. Belo publishes The Dallas Morning News, Texas' leading newspaper and winner of eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1986; The Providence Journal, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the U.S. and winner of four Pulitzer Prizes; The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Calif.), serving southern California's Inland Empire region and winner of one Pulitzer Prize; and the Denton Record-Chronicle. The Company publishes various specialty publications targeting niche audiences, young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market. A. H. Belo also owns direct mail and commercial printing businesses. Additional information is available at www.ahbelo.com or by contacting Maribel Correa, director/Investor Relations, at 214-977-2702.