Skip to comments.Bloodbath ...... For Newspaper Circulation
Posted on 11/07/2005 8:05:57 AM PST by blogblogginaway
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Are these quarterly decreases or annual?
If its like the Hartford Courant, the drop may actually be larger. The courant has started to issue a sunday paper on saturday, calling it an early addition. This will mask circulation figures.
Also the Courant offers a package deal for one weekly paper free along with reduced sunday paper.
Gosh, I'm all choked up with sorrow for these rags.
The USA today is far right compared to our Hartford Courant.
1) to New Media
2) to the Daily Show/Air America
3) quite literally- they died. Pure demographics.
While numbers 1 and 2 are in direct competition, we at FR may take comfort that #2 relies on MTV / R&B / and gangster rap culture to attract its audience.
Ie., our political adversaries are going nowhere in life.
So do the schools, probably, too. I saw a PILE of local news rags once at a Middle School in our community....looked like one for every teacher.
Yes, but they conducted their own investigation and found themselves not guilty.
I asked him why I would want to buy propaganda? He went into a spiel about all the awards they got etc. etc. I said two word's Jayson Blair. He gave the 800# so fast, I couldn't understand the numbers, then hung up.
It was fun...
I rarely see anyone under 30 with a newspaper in their hand. It's mostly just the gray-hairs.
Tree-huggers are strangely silent about this wonderful development.
The drop numbers probably aren't accurate. Circulation hasn't really dropped that quickly. It's just that a few papers got caught inflating the numbers, so most of the papers are taking out some of the padding before the advertisers catch on.
Newspapers are in the business of selling advertizing; not the reporting of news. Newspapers have been mailing advertizing for years to reach those who do not take a newspaper. these ads are usually 'wrapped' in a special section called "Food Day" or something similar.
Discount grocers like WinCo don't do any advertizing, yet do much more business because their prices are significantly lower overall than the big advertizers.
Good point...the MSM will continue to fade away as these people 'move on'. Unfortunately; many young people consider the 'Daily Show' as a credible source for news.
What a liberal rag that SF comical is..Race, race, race, diversity, gay this, gay that, everywhere on every cover. Gave it up 5 years agao. Why doesnt the Orange County Register take on all the liberal newspapers in the West? Kinda like conservative talk radio did. They could capture 50% of the mkt overnight.
So... hwree's that Simpsons bully (Francis) going, "haha" and pointing. I think that pic fits here perfectly.
I go to the local recycling bin and pick up a few discarded newspapers to use for my bird cages. I get lots of glee seeing bird plop on liberal trash.
So has the Phila Inquirer.
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