The Decline of Newspapers in an Infographic

The Decline of Newspapers– An infographic by the team at Clickinks

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No Way That’ll Taste Good

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How Is The Daily Planet Still Open?

Yeah, yeah, it’s The Onion…but it’s a really good point:

Frustrated fans of the Superman comic book said Monday the continued financial stability and cultural relevance of the series’ Daily Planet newspaper is now the most unrealistic part of its universe and an annoying distraction that has ruined their reading experience.

The rest is here.


QOTD: Carr Takes Newspaper Business to Task

“While the rest of us were burning hot dogs on the grill last week, the newspaper industry seemed to be lighting itself on fire.”

This is an amazing piece from none other than  New York Times’ media scribe, David Carr. Go read it all.


Chart of the Day: Death of News, Not Newspapers

The dirty work on the NAA study, via AEI:

Total print advertising in U.S. newspapers dropped to $4.36 billion from January to March, which was 8.2% below the same period last year, and fell to the lowest level of advertising revenue since the third quarter of 1982.

To which I respond with good news: we have more news than we’ve ever had before.


The Day the Globe Didn’t Show

Print. So reliable. Except when it doesn’t show up, which unfortunately happened to a few Globe subscribers around the city this morning. Trying to track the updates over on this Storify, but it looks like those Globes will be delivered come this afternoon.


QOTD: Today’s…Wait For It…News

I dunno, I think he nailed it.


Saints Owner Begs Newhouse to Keep Times-Picayune Daily

Passionate and interesting argument from Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints:

It is hard for me to imagine no Times-Picayune on Monday, February 4, 2013, the day after our city hosts Super Bowl XLVII. Cities like ours deserve, and have, at least one daily paper. A city that will celebrate 300 years as a city deserves a daily newspaper.

I understand the need to embrace the evolving technology that comes with the digital media. However, I see on a daily basis the need to have a vibrant newspaper in the hands of those that have made it a daily habit to pick up the paper and read it from cover-to-cover. I proudly count myself in that number and have for much of my life. Our city needs and deserves the Times-Picayune to remain a daily newspaper, which will work hand-in-hand with your digital storytelling ventures.

I don’t know if I agree that the lack of tangible paper to hold on will change the coverage, but you can’t hand the Super Bowl MVP a Tablet to hold up with the hometown headline (actually, yes you can).


Progression of Paper Books to eBooks – Animated – as told by Douglas Adams

Well, I think the title covers it. But watch and love:

Some really, really clever thoughts on EBooks here. Plus it’s pretty. The audio is from 1993, and there was an entire competition in the UK for setting it to video.

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Press-Register’s “Goodnight, Everybody!”

Do read the Charles Apple take on this one. Seriously.

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