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
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[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
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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'Newsday' Circ Falls in Latest Audit - 08/16/2006Tribune July revenue down 1.4% - 08/15/2006Tribune's 2Q net income down 62 percent - 07/14/2006Moody's cuts Tribune to "junk" on share buyback - 06/15/2006Moody's downgrades Tribune long-term debt ratings - 05/23/2006Tribune consolidated revenue fell 3% in April - 05/17/2006Tribune 1Q Profit Slides - 04/13/2006L.A. Times Drags on Tribune Revenue (200 *more* layoffs expected) - 12/02/2005Arrests made in Newsday circulation scandal - 06/16/2005Los Angeles Times Reports March Circulation (Down, down, down) - 05/02/2005Tribune Company (LA Times parent) Admits Inflated Circulation Numbers At Two Papers - 06/23/2004Washington Post net income dips, revenue rises - 08/04/2006Big hurt: Washington Post's struggle - 03/17/2006'Washington Post' To Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs, Sources Say - 03/10/2006Charges sap Washington Post profit - 03/01/2006Newsweek Drops Issue, Cites Poor Ad Sales - 07/27/2005Why Cant the Washington Post Keep Circulation Up? - 07/23/2004
Gannett's May circulation lower - 06/12/2006Study: Web is the No. 1 media - 06/06/2006Gannett, Tribune downgraded - 06/04/2006Gannett April pro forma operating revenue down 1.3% - 05/12/2006Gannett quarterly earnings drop; newspapers struggle - 04/12/2006Gannett January ad revenue slips - 02/15/2006Gannett Nov. Revenue Drops 2.1% (Other MSM sinking, too) - 12/08/2005
Time Warner's Malaise Persists - 06/23/2006Time Magazine Closes Canadian Bureau - 04/13/2006TIME INC. LAYS OFF 250 - 04/07/2006Time Inc. Gets A U.S. Subpoena About Circulation - 09/24/2005
N.Y. Times Co. July advertising revenues decline 3.3% - 08/15/2006New York Times Stock Falls to 52-Week Low - 07/21/2006S&P Lowers New York Times Debt Ratings - 07/21/2006New York Times profit flat as ad market lags - 07/18/2006NYT to cut paper size and close plant - 07/18/2006N.Y. Times Shares Decline on Downgrade - 06/09/2006New York Times Co. April ad revenue falls - 05/17/2006New York Times earnings drop on higher costs - 04/13/2006TIMES BOMBS ("paper of record" 2001-04 daily circulation off 19%) - 01/11/2006TIMES' 4Q PROFIT OFF (attributes costs of 500 job cuts) - 12/22/2005
OthersRiverside, Calif. 'Press Enterprise' Launches Multimedia Strategy, Cuts 50 Jobs - 05/17/2006Journal Register April ad revenue drops - 05/17/2006MediaNews Group Records Loss - 05/16/2006J&J to Skip Network TV's 'Upfront' Market - 05/15/2006Analysts Expect April Ad Results Will Be 'Flat to Down' - 05/10/2006Newspaper circulation down, Web readers up - 05/08/2006FAS-FAX Numbers Show More Circ Declines, Particularly at Metro Dailies - 05/08/2006Newspaper Circulation Declines 2.6 Percent - 05/08/2006Lee Enterprises Earnings Fall 20 Percent - 04/20/2006Moody's cuts Knight Ridder, McClatchy to junk - 04/20/2006Knight Ridder 1st-qtr earnings fall 53 percent - 04/17/2006Denver Post aims to cut 10% of news staff - 04/16/2006Paper's plight is signal to industry: San Jose Mercury News' ad loss to Internet is wake-up call - 04/16/2006Atlantic City Paper Offering Buyouts to Cut Costs - 04/14/2006McClatchy 1Q Profit Falls 14 Percent - 04/13/2006Media General Q1 Earnings Fall - 04/12/2006BOSTON AD SKID CHILLS TIMES (12% revenue decline the worst of major newspaper groups) - 03/23/2006GALLUP POLLING DROPS CNN AFTER 'LOW RATINGS'; FULL MEMO REVEALED - 03/21/2006E.W. Scripps Reports 4Q Loss of $603,000 - 02/02/2006Knight Ridder profit declines 22% - 01/31/2006Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17% - 11/08/2005Newspaper Circulation Continues to Decline (NY Daily News DOWN 1.5% - May 2005) - 10/24/2005Bored readers cutting off Globes circulation - 10/20/2005Denver papers use liberal rules to boost circulation - 08/08/2005Advertisers Sue 'Minneapolis Star Tribune' Over Circulation Inflation - 06/29/2005Belo Begins Refunding Advertisers Over Inflated Circulation Figures (Texas) - 05/02/2005Newsday, Hoy publishers retire amid circulation scandal - 07/19/04Publishers Seek Scapegoats for Circulation Woes - 07/05/2004
posted on 08/21/2006 6:58:38 PM PDT
(Twixt truth and madness lies but a sliver of a stream.)
posted on 08/21/2006 8:53:30 PM PDT
(If we're still here tomorrow I never said this)
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.
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