Skip to comments.Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17%
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.
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Only 17%? We're just not getting the word out like we should.
Everybody just reads online now. I'm not sure it's all ideological.
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.
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).
My "conservative" paper, the Dallas Morning News, outed itself by opposing prop. 2, the amendment protecting normal marriage.
The SF Chronic will go back up when the weather cools and the meth- heads need more bedding.
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!"
SF is arguably the most liberal city in California. This is a Victory!
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.
You're absolutely right. It did my heart good to see that. I was just kidding.
Well yea I know...
Imagine the Chronicle in such a bind...Woo Hoo!
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.