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To: abb; bert
FWIW my fairly current index of DBM stories with hard data (eg financial results) versus opinion pieces. My index got segmented by company because bad news about the media experienced exponential growth during the past year.

As hard cord DBMers already know, I always like to preface my index with a little bit of preaching:

Gn 22:17 your descendants shall take possession of the gates of their enemies

Anyone With A Modem Can Report On The World

. . .

[Hillary Clinton] said, "We're all going to have to rethink how we deal with the Internet. As exciting as these new developments are, there are a number of serious issues without any kind of editing function or gatekeeping function."


Newspaper sale$ decline should be blamed on the Journos

. . .

People who work at journalism full time ought to be able to do a better job of it than people for whom it is a hobby. But that's not going to happen as long as we "professional" journalists ignore stories we don't like and try to hide our mistakes. We think of ourselves as "gatekeepers." But there is not much future in being a gatekeeper when the walls are down.


Study: Web is the No. 1 media - 06/06/2006

TRB

'Newsday' Circ Falls in Latest Audit - 08/16/2006
Tribune July revenue down 1.4% - 08/15/2006
Tribune's 2Q net income down 62 percent - 07/14/2006
Moody's cuts Tribune to "junk" on share buyback - 06/15/2006
Moody's downgrades Tribune long-term debt ratings - 05/23/2006
Tribune consolidated revenue fell 3% in April - 05/17/2006
Tribune 1Q Profit Slides - 04/13/2006
L.A. Times Drags on Tribune Revenue (200 *more* layoffs expected) - 12/02/2005
Arrests made in Newsday circulation scandal - 06/16/2005
Los Angeles Times Reports March Circulation (Down, down, down) - 05/02/2005
Tribune Company (LA Times parent) Admits Inflated Circulation Numbers At Two Papers - 06/23/2004

WPO

Washington Post net income dips, revenue rises - 08/04/2006
Big hurt: Washington Post's struggle - 03/17/2006
'Washington Post' To Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs, Sources Say - 03/10/2006
Charges sap Washington Post profit - 03/01/2006
Newsweek Drops Issue, Cites Poor Ad Sales - 07/27/2005
Why Can’t the Washington Post Keep Circulation Up? - 07/23/2004

GRC

Gannett's May circulation lower - 06/12/2006
Study: Web is the No. 1 media - 06/06/2006
Gannett, Tribune downgraded - 06/04/2006
Gannett April pro forma operating revenue down 1.3% - 05/12/2006
Gannett quarterly earnings drop; newspapers struggle - 04/12/2006
Gannett January ad revenue slips - 02/15/2006
Gannett Nov. Revenue Drops 2.1% (Other MSM sinking, too) - 12/08/2005

TWX

Time Warner's Malaise Persists - 06/23/2006
Time Magazine Closes Canadian Bureau - 04/13/2006
TIME INC. LAYS OFF 250 - 04/07/2006
Time Inc. Gets A U.S. Subpoena About Circulation - 09/24/2005

NYT

N.Y. Times Co. July advertising revenues decline 3.3% - 08/15/2006
New York Times Stock Falls to 52-Week Low - 07/21/2006
S&P Lowers New York Times Debt Ratings - 07/21/2006
New York Times profit flat as ad market lags - 07/18/2006
NYT to cut paper size and close plant - 07/18/2006
N.Y. Times Shares Decline on Downgrade - 06/09/2006
New York Times Co. April ad revenue falls - 05/17/2006
New York Times earnings drop on higher costs - 04/13/2006
TIMES BOMBS ("paper of record" 2001-04 daily circulation off 19%) - 01/11/2006
TIMES' 4Q PROFIT OFF (attributes costs of 500 job cuts) - 12/22/2005

Others

Riverside, Calif. 'Press Enterprise' Launches Multimedia Strategy, Cuts 50 Jobs - 05/17/2006
Journal Register April ad revenue drops - 05/17/2006
MediaNews Group Records Loss - 05/16/2006
J&J to Skip Network TV's 'Upfront' Market - 05/15/2006
Analysts Expect April Ad Results Will Be 'Flat to Down' - 05/10/2006
Newspaper circulation down, Web readers up - 05/08/2006
FAS-FAX Numbers Show More Circ Declines, Particularly at Metro Dailies - 05/08/2006
Newspaper Circulation Declines 2.6 Percent - 05/08/2006
Lee Enterprises Earnings Fall 20 Percent - 04/20/2006
Moody's cuts Knight Ridder, McClatchy to junk - 04/20/2006
Knight Ridder 1st-qtr earnings fall 53 percent - 04/17/2006
Denver Post aims to cut 10% of news staff - 04/16/2006
Paper's plight is signal to industry: San Jose Mercury News' ad loss to Internet is wake-up call - 04/16/2006
Atlantic City Paper Offering Buyouts to Cut Costs - 04/14/2006
McClatchy 1Q Profit Falls 14 Percent - 04/13/2006
Media General Q1 Earnings Fall - 04/12/2006
BOSTON AD SKID CHILLS TIMES (12% revenue decline the worst of major newspaper groups) - 03/23/2006
GALLUP POLLING DROPS CNN AFTER 'LOW RATINGS'; FULL MEMO REVEALED - 03/21/2006
E.W. Scripps Reports 4Q Loss of $603,000 - 02/02/2006
Knight Ridder profit declines 22% - 01/31/2006
Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17% - 11/08/2005
Newspaper Circulation Continues to Decline (NY Daily News DOWN 1.5% - May 2005) - 10/24/2005
Bored readers cutting off Globe’s circulation - 10/20/2005
Denver papers use liberal rules to boost circulation - 08/08/2005
Advertisers Sue 'Minneapolis Star Tribune' Over Circulation Inflation - 06/29/2005
Belo Begins Refunding Advertisers Over Inflated Circulation Figures (Texas) - 05/02/2005
Newsday, Hoy publishers retire amid circulation scandal - 07/19/04
Publishers Seek Scapegoats for Circulation Woes - 07/05/2004
17 posted on 08/21/2006 6:58:38 PM PDT by Milhous (Twixt truth and madness lies but a sliver of a stream.)
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To: Milhous

Hey, good job!


19 posted on 08/21/2006 8:53:30 PM PDT by martin_fierro (If we're still here tomorrow I never said this)
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To: Milhous

Very nice... I'm guessing that in 10 or maybe 20 years, there will be a few surviving newspapers -- you'll be able to count'em on the fingers of one hand.


20 posted on 08/22/2006 5:21:46 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: Milhous

Excellent job as usual.


21 posted on 08/22/2006 7:28:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave
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