22 Total Quotes

Gary Pruitt Quotes

We plan to maintain, sustain and further the journalism at these newspapers.
Gary Pruitt
#Journalism

Newspapers are holding on to their national audiences better (than other media), but the negative side is we're more difficult to buy. The industry is aware of it.
Gary Pruitt
#Audiences

These are terrific publications but simply do not fit with our long- standing acquisition and operating strategies.
Gary Pruitt
#Acquisition

These are high quality papers, they're doing well, and we expect to sustain and further their journalism.
Gary Pruitt
#Journalism

This puts us back in the breaking news business and back into the continuous news mode.
Gary Pruitt
#Business

Football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse are going to probably be the priorities from an athletic facility standpoint,
Gary Pruitt
#Football

Given the company's small amount of debt relative to its cash flow, this is a good time to return cash to our shareholders.
Gary Pruitt
#Shareholders

We do think that retail will continue its sluggish performance and we're working hard to make sure that we're getting more smaller ads in the newspapers to make up for that,
Gary Pruitt
#Newspapers

We are generally pleased that we were able to report a solid quarter in a tough advertising environment, ... Sluggish retail advertising and continued declines in automotive reduced the rate of revenue growth in the quarter. But our real estate and employment advertising remained strong both in print and online, with online advertising showing continued strength in all categories.
Gary Pruitt
#Real Estate

We are having a good fourth quarter, which has led us to raise our estimates of full-year earnings for 1999.
Gary Pruitt
#Fourth Quarter #Earnings

Christmas was on a Sunday in 2005, which had a greater than expected negative impact on retail and classified advertising during the last weekend of our fiscal year. In addition, our California papers had held up well in automotive advertising, but the industry-wide decline in this category reached them in the fourth quarter as well.
Gary Pruitt
#Christmas #Fourth Quarter #Decline

Our local competitors have fragmented audiences. As a result, we're the last mass medium. We're holding onto that audience better than anybody else, albeit it's slipping slowly each year.
Gary Pruitt
#Audiences #Audience

Newspapers are not dying. That's just wrong, and we are going to prove it wrong together.
Gary Pruitt
#Newspapers

I know what the conventional wisdom is. We hear it all the time: Newspapers are dead. That's all we hear. ... That's just wrong, it really is wrong.
Gary Pruitt
#Newspapers

The markets we're retaining have a leg up. They are growing at a quicker rate, and with that economic growth comes more readers, more advertisers. The rising tide tends to lift all ships.
Gary Pruitt
#Economic Growth #Advertisers

The conventional wisdom is that newspapers are dead. That's the view out there, but it couldn't be more wrong.
Gary Pruitt
#Newspapers

The 11.5 times multiple -- which is two full turns higher than the 9.5 times multiple we paid for the whole of Knight Ridder -- demonstrates that these are strong newspapers with great value to companies whose strategies fit them.
Gary Pruitt
#Newspapers