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May 3, 2014

The American Newspaper is Dead and it’s a Good Thing

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Newspaper print advertising revenues of just $17.3 billion in 2013 fell to the lowest level of print advertising
since the NAA started tracking industry data in 1950. In constant 2013 dollars, advertising revenues last year were $2.7 billion (and 13.5%) below the $20 billion spent in 1950, 62 years ago.... That doesn’t mean that the Great Booming Voice of Media Liberalism is dead. But it does mean that it is losing much of its authority. Its credibility numbers are poor and it’s increasingly relying on shrillness and volume.
FrontPage Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 3, 2014 10:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Nooooooooo.....
Daily comics, crossword, Sudoku, Jumble, and cryptoquote. Delivered to my back door (well, pretty close) at 1:30AM. Yesterdays commodities market listings.
Window glass cleaning.
My (NH de facto "STATE")paper stopped using UPI a while ago. It's not so bad. Plus, I get to check the weather, when I go outside to get it.

Posted by: CaptDMO at May 3, 2014 2:17 PM

You can check the weather by sending the pooch out. That can save you a couple of bucks too. I'm surprised the Union-Leader still has enough pages to clean a window. The Monitor never was the State paper.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at May 4, 2014 5:33 AM

If it's anything like my local print rag, the only reason it has even that many pages is that the page size is about two-thirds what it used to be.

Posted by: pfsm at May 4, 2014 2:47 PM

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