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Bloodbath ...... For Newspaper Circulation
Editor & Publisher via Drudge ^ | nov. 7, 2005 | Editor&Publisher

Posted on 11/07/2005 8:05:57 AM PST by blogblogginaway

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To: Luke21
Mostly, this is about free news available on the net.

Amen. Even should Olds Media decide Thursday next to become paleoconservative propaganda organs Olds Media can do little, if anything, to stop their imminent demise.
41 posted on 11/07/2005 8:52:44 AM PST by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: blogblogginaway

Are these quarterly decreases or annual?


42 posted on 11/07/2005 8:54:06 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: blogblogginaway
Sunday dropped 3.1% to 49,394,406.

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.

43 posted on 11/07/2005 8:56:19 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: blogblogginaway

Gosh, I'm all choked up with sorrow for these rags.


44 posted on 11/07/2005 8:57:21 AM PST by Fruitbat
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To: RobFromGa

The USA today is far right compared to our Hartford Courant.


45 posted on 11/07/2005 8:58:13 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: blogblogginaway
The Star Tribune in Minneapolis lost a bit in daily, down 0.2% to 374,528. Sunday the paper took a hit, down 6% to 636,977.

Are these numbers before or after cooking? Strib was in trouble this summer for falsifying circulation numbers.
46 posted on 11/07/2005 9:01:05 AM PST by Spruce (Keep your mitts off my wallet)
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To: blogblogginaway
Where did all the readers all go?

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.

47 posted on 11/07/2005 9:03:23 AM PST by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: Dave W

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.


48 posted on 11/07/2005 9:07:58 AM PST by goodnesswins (DEMS....40 yrs and $$$dollars for the War on Poverty, but NOT a $$ or minute for the WAR on Terror!)
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To: Spruce

Yes, but they conducted their own investigation and found themselves not guilty.


49 posted on 11/07/2005 9:09:48 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Milhous
Just got a call from the NY Slimes wanting to sell me their "National" edition.

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...

50 posted on 11/07/2005 9:22:24 AM PST by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: blogblogginaway
It matters not, their influence is massive, all broadcast and radio "news" uses the NYT.

Circulation makes no difference.

They run this country, our politicians and our culture.

They re-write our history, set the tone, they are political operatives who run a constant campaign, they cannot be beat.

Unless a campaign is run against them, each news corp and each reporter.
51 posted on 11/07/2005 9:31:10 AM PST by roses of sharon
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To: blogblogginaway

I rarely see anyone under 30 with a newspaper in their hand. It's mostly just the gray-hairs.


52 posted on 11/07/2005 9:44:36 AM PST by NewMediaFan (Fake but accurate)
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To: dighton; blogblogginaway; Coop; All

Tree-huggers are strangely silent about this wonderful development.


53 posted on 11/07/2005 9:46:16 AM PST by aculeus
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To: blogblogginaway

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.


54 posted on 11/07/2005 9:47:31 AM PST by PAR35
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To: blogblogginaway

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.


55 posted on 11/07/2005 10:09:58 AM PST by connectthedots
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To: NewMediaFan
It's mostly just the gray-hairs.

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.

56 posted on 11/07/2005 10:15:00 AM PST by who knows what evil? (New England...the Sodom and Gomorrah of the 21st Century, and they're proud of it!)
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To: cibco

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.


57 posted on 11/07/2005 1:25:31 PM PST by samadams2000 (Nothing fills the void of a passing hurricane better than government)
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To: blogblogginaway

So... hwree's that Simpsons bully (Francis) going, "haha" and pointing. I think that pic fits here perfectly.


58 posted on 11/07/2005 1:28:46 PM PST by groovejedi
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To: Dane

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.


59 posted on 11/07/2005 1:44:51 PM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: Raycpa

So has the Phila Inquirer.


60 posted on 11/07/2005 1:45:54 PM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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