Thomson Reuters Drops High Profile Albeit Marginal Titles

Thomson Reuters is quietly moving out of smaller businesses that do not have opportunities for significant revenue growth. It has really been only a matter of time. The titles in question are well known in the Canadian legal publishing community for quality content but just don’t cut it from the perspective of the Thomson business model and its expectations of significant growth in the top and bottom line. As of April 1, HAB Press acquired the Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer, Canadian Lawyer InHouse, Canadian Law List, Law Times, Canadian HR Reporter and Canadian Occupational Safety media brands, including the digital, print, event and directory assets, formerly produced by Thomson Reuters Media Solutions. Just possibly a soft landing HAB Press claims to be part of leading international b2b media company Key Media (www.keymedia.com). To quote from its own promotional material, “Key Media began life in the early 2000s, publishing a single B2B magazine with four employees in…

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