The current UK producers of all the news that's fit to print.
Times, Sun, Sunday Times, News of the World
Strengths: Strong brands, toughest management, multimedia parent
Weaknesses: What happens after Murdoch?
Industry gossip: Even Murdoch will have to make The Times pay eventually
Daily Mirror, Daily Record, Sunday Mirror, The People, Independent, Independent on Sunday
Strengths: In the past.
Weaknesses: Underinvestment in titles, battered morale
Industry gossip: How long can Independents last?
Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph
Strengths: Daily Telegraph still over magic million mark; Conrad Black
Weaknesses: Conrad Black
Industry gossip: Morale suffering from latest round of editorial musical chairs
United News and Media
Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star
Strengths: Great names
Weaknesses: Dying readership, fading Star
Industry gossip: Bright new editors at Express titles, but how will they work with Labour supporter Lord Hollick?
Guardian Media Group
Strengths: Trust ownership, so can take the long view; profits of Manchester Evening News; Guardian
Industry gossip: High costs at Guardian meant it couldn't join price war even if it wanted to
Daily Mail and General Trust
Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard
Strengths:Strong position in mid-market, impressive performance on 10-year view
Weaknesses: Daily Mail still down on 3 million heyday in 1960s
Industry gossip: Ruthlessly competitive inside and out
Strengths: Serious journalism, specialist niche, internationalism
Weaknesses: Until recently, editorial caution at FT
Industry gossip: Pearson bearish about newspaper future
Strengths: Never overestimate the taste of the newspaper reading public
Weaknesses: Fickle readership, turn-off for advertising
Industry gossip: Comic, not a paper.