The Decline of Newspapers– An infographic by the team at Clickinks
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.
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.
I dunno, I think he nailed it.
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).
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.