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Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17%
Market Watch ^ | 11-08-05 | Jim C

Posted on 11/08/2005 6:02:22 PM PST by jim9215

Most newspaper stocks were down following the latest release Monday of circulation data from the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The trade group said average weekday circulation at U.S. newspapers fell 2.6% for the six-month period ended Sept. 30. The news is the latest step in a grim march for newspapers, as increased Internet readership and other changing reader habits erode the subscriber base.

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: business; circulation; liberalmedia; newspapercirculation; newspapers; sanfranciscochron
More evidence that leftist newspapers and media won't succeed.
1 posted on 11/08/2005 6:02:23 PM PST by jim9215
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To: jim9215

Only 17%? We're just not getting the word out like we should.

LOL


3 posted on 11/08/2005 6:03:42 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: jim9215

Everybody just reads online now. I'm not sure it's all ideological.


4 posted on 11/08/2005 6:04:46 PM PST by Luke21 (Political correctness is the insane religion of our rulers.)
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To: jim9215

I just cancelled my subscription to the Boston Herald. I no longer have any use for it. All my news is obtained online and besides, the Herald has bascially turned into a gossip rag like those supermarket tabloids. There is more news about celebrities than there is on actual news.


5 posted on 11/08/2005 6:05:25 PM PST by SamAdams76 (What Would Howard Roarke Do?)
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"Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17%"

Boo-Fricking-Hoo

6 posted on 11/08/2005 6:05:38 PM PST by TCats
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To: DoughtyOne

Hehehe.

Well, they could be doing what they are doing with my parents. Given them a free copy each day (my parents didn't ask for them. But all of a sudden, BAM, we are getting the San Francisco Chronicle).


7 posted on 11/08/2005 6:05:40 PM PST by Simmy2.5 (There are more conspiracies at DU then there are on Coast to Coast AM.)
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To: jim9215

My "conservative" paper, the Dallas Morning News, outed itself by opposing prop. 2, the amendment protecting normal marriage.


8 posted on 11/08/2005 6:06:18 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: jim9215

The SF Chronic will go back up when the weather cools and the meth- heads need more bedding.


9 posted on 11/08/2005 6:06:34 PM PST by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: Simmy2.5
Dont complain. The Christmas shipping season is upon us, and old newsprint makes good packing for covered objects.
10 posted on 11/08/2005 6:07:33 PM PST by MCCRon58
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To: jim9215
Yup, definitely time to pull out the Snoopy Dance!

11 posted on 11/08/2005 6:08:07 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: jim9215
Bias = Layoffs
12 posted on 11/08/2005 6:08:14 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Franken screwed so many at the Boys and Girls Club that NAMBLA wants to give him an award!)
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To: Simmy2.5

Their advertising is sold on numbers of circulation. I'm surprised everyone doesn't get one. I'd demand they quit sending it. They've tried to give us the LA Times free for a few months. I said, "No way do I want to propaganda in my home!"


13 posted on 11/08/2005 6:08:31 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Hay, D1 I am mighty proud of the fact that the SF Chronicle won the contest for the Greatest Decline in Circulation!

SF is arguably the most liberal city in California. This is a Victory!

14 posted on 11/08/2005 6:09:44 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Luke21
I agree. The local paper just started putting up billboards with conservative columnists prominantly displayed. However, why should I purchase a paper to read edited versions of stuff I read online three days ago?

Also, who needs the hassle of all the extra paper around the house? Newspapers are going online, but they haven't figured out a good profit method, yet. Many small newspapers were put out of business by all ad papers like the Greensheet and Wooden Nickel, which killed their advertising base. People don't go to online newspaper sites to read their ads, they search Google or EBay, and most people will NOT pay for online content, as similar content can be found for free.

15 posted on 11/08/2005 6:10:20 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: DoughtyOne
I had a guy from the Denver Post show up at my door the other night practically begging me to take the paper... no way. Their op-ed and news sections are WAY left and even if I did want to read it (or post it) I can get it all on line
16 posted on 11/08/2005 6:12:35 PM PST by jim9215
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To: Syncro

You're absolutely right. It did my heart good to see that. I was just kidding.


17 posted on 11/08/2005 6:14:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: jim9215

bump


18 posted on 11/08/2005 6:15:38 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Well yea I know...

:>)

Imagine the Chronicle in such a bind...Woo Hoo!


19 posted on 11/08/2005 6:19:58 PM PST by Syncro
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To: jim9215

What is disappointing, is that I wouldn't mind at all getting a good paper. As papers go, Pravda on the Pacific is a well laid out newpaper. I marvel at how they can put out a new version of that volume each and every day.

It goes beyond the editorial sections. You can't read an article on page one that doesn't superimpose the gut biases of the reporter over the facts. "In the news today... 'and this means, and it exposes, and it proves...'" Nah, these folks are so far gone they don't even know what it is that they do.

If you confront them they deny it. If you explain what you mean, they can't. I've called in and complained, and the person said, "Well, you've got a point." Yes I (we) do.

No sale.


20 posted on 11/08/2005 6:20:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: Syncro

Yes, whoo hoo! LOL


21 posted on 11/08/2005 6:21:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne
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To: jim9215

Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.


22 posted on 11/08/2005 6:25:49 PM PST by Rocky (Air America: Robbing the poor to feed the Left)
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To: jim9215

Death by Capitalism, obviously people are more informed these days and demand a better product from the media.

Funny thing, the new media seems to be doing quite well. :P


23 posted on 11/08/2005 6:29:15 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: jim9215

This is good news for the trees and anyone looking for honest reporting. Thank God for the internet.


24 posted on 11/08/2005 6:32:59 PM PST by hgro (A)
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To: Luke21
Everybody just reads online now. I'm not sure it's all ideological.

Probably not but I still subscribe to four conservative magazines and various technical journals. I quit reading the local newspaper many years ago after I subscribed to the the National Review and later the American Spectator. I really just lost interest in the paper and I was ticked off with it anyway.

25 posted on 11/08/2005 6:33:33 PM PST by bkepley
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To: jim9215

"Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17%"

That is some good news.


26 posted on 11/08/2005 6:44:07 PM PST by Ninian Dryhope
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To: HangnJudge
time to pull out the Snoopy Dance!

I think you meant

and not


27 posted on 11/08/2005 6:45:34 PM PST by expat_panama
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To: Luke21
Not true in my case.  I used to read USAtoday daily as well as the 'net news sites.  No longer.  Why should I support papers that I no longer respect or trust?
28 posted on 11/08/2005 7:03:47 PM PST by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: expat_panama

No loss!


29 posted on 11/08/2005 7:05:28 PM PST by jocko12
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