– *Yahoo* Newspaper Consortium: While Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) does not release the financials related to its Newspaper Consortium, but some of the ad and content alliance’s members do. Last week, Media General (NYSE: MEG) said it expected more than $7 million in revenues from the partnership this year — up from last year’s $3.5 million tied to the Newspaper Consortium. In Q2, MG’s partnership with Yahoo HotJobs generated $2 million in revenues, helping to partially offset a 4 percent drop in classified revs. Yahoo did announce some traffic success for the program, saying that as of last month, the Newspaper Consortium passed the 100 million mark in pageviews since the program started last August. (Release)
– NYT: Readers who turn to the NYTimes.com home page will have a choice of “regular” or “extra” later this year. The “Times Extra” version will offer links to other news sites and blogs alongside the articles that the Times publishes. The usual home page, sans aggregated content, will still be an option for users who aren’t interested in non-Times coverage. (NYTimes via Romenesko)
– Tribune: The Orlando Sentinel has cut 52 newsroom posts in July in two rounds of layoffs. The central Florida paper was the first Tribune property to undergo the company-wide redesign that began last month. Since the start of the year, The Sentinel has eliminated 153 posts from a total of 1,150 employees as of last fall. (OrlandoSentinel.com). Separately, BusinessWeek takes a long, jaundiced look at Tribune, and questions Sam Zell’s “brilliance as a businessman.