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CHART OF THE DAY: The End Of Newspapers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Silicon Valley Insider ^ | December 30, 2009 | Jay Yarow and Kamelia Angelova

Posted on 12/31/2009 7:18:54 AM PST by abb

Newspapers had a nice run from the 1970s to the 1990s. Unfortunately, as this chart from the Bureau of Labor Statistics makes clear -- by way of Marketwatch -- it's over.

Newspaper employment has utterly collapsed in the last 15 years, with employment numbers now around where they were in the mid-1950s.

The good news: It's a great opportunity. The next decade will give birth to new forms of reporting, more in tune with today's technology and news consumption habits.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; bookmarkpaper; circulation; dbm; msmdeathwatch; newspapers
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1 posted on 12/31/2009 7:18:54 AM PST by abb
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2 posted on 12/31/2009 7:19:25 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/442134-Kerry_FCC_Should_Step_In_To_Keep_Fox_On_Time_Warner.php
Kerry: FCC Should Step In To Keep Fox On Time Warner
Calls on agency to intervene if retrans dispute is not resolved

http://www.stopthepressesdoc.com/
The American newspaper’s vital role as public watchdog is in danger.


3 posted on 12/31/2009 7:20:44 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Related thread.

AT&T wants out of landline business
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2418274/posts


4 posted on 12/31/2009 7:21:37 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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5 posted on 12/31/2009 7:24:19 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: abb

http://mediafade.blogspot.com/
Fading to Black

http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004055964
‘E&P’ Suspends Operations—Good Chance for Return


6 posted on 12/31/2009 7:28:55 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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That's not a chart. It's a drawing of a cliff.


7 posted on 12/31/2009 7:29:46 AM PST by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: abb

Hmmmm...isn’t that a head and shoulders?

Doesn’t that predict a big rise?


8 posted on 12/31/2009 7:31:24 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Lukenbach Texas is barely there)
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To: abb
This is very interesting. Did anyone ever consider that newspaper consumption plummeted starting in the early 90s and precipitously fell in the late 90s due to the emergence of the Internet?

AlGore invents the Internet. Internet takes down newspapers. vis-a-vis AlGore takes down newspapers.


9 posted on 12/31/2009 7:31:42 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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Brilliant!


10 posted on 12/31/2009 7:32:19 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: abb
Oh, the poor buggy whip manufacturers.

What ever shall they do?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

11 posted on 12/31/2009 7:34:18 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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Linotype machine and operator, circa 1903
12 posted on 12/31/2009 7:34:59 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: rarestia
Like I've said before, newspapers and newsmagazines will become the first victims of the de-massification of the media Alvin Toffler predicted back in 1980 when he wrote The Third Wave.
13 posted on 12/31/2009 7:35:11 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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We’ve been doing these threads systematically for about four years now. Before that, GrampaDave and others would post whenever there was a layoff or bad news or cutbacks in the media.

I’ve loved ever minute of doing these postings and searching for the stories all over the web. It literally makes my day!

I’m 59 and have been a news junkie all my life. And all that time, I have prayed for the information stranglehold to be undone.

And now it has.

I thank God that he’s let me live long enough to see it happen and report on it.


14 posted on 12/31/2009 7:41:52 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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craigs list has had a lot to do with the death, by removing the huge cash cow of classified adds from the news papers. kind of ironic really since craig is a huge lefty.


15 posted on 12/31/2009 7:46:32 AM PST by henry_reardon
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Absolutely. Classifieds were the meat and potatoes of newspaper’s revenue.


16 posted on 12/31/2009 7:49:26 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Do you have a chart showing local papers vs big city papers? I’m thinking local papers are not suffering as much, because local news isn’t covered by websites and wire services as much. Local papers have school sports, local ads, and other items that maintain readers. I get the local paper on thurs and sun. I like it. And anyway, my rabbits and guinea pigs need SOMETHING to crap on!


17 posted on 12/31/2009 7:50:35 AM PST by Huck (The Constitution is an outrageous insult to the men who fought the Revolution." -Patrick Henry)
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The big metro papers are hurting badly, but even the small community papers are ill. I posted a story last week in a thread about some community publisher (can’t recall the name) filing bankruptcy.

If you google the term fas-fax, that will bring up the circulation number that are published twice a year.

It could be that the reason the big papers seem in worse shape is that they had farther to fall. The small papers never grew exponentially like the big ones did.


18 posted on 12/31/2009 7:56:53 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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Ya done good work ABB, Happy New Year and Death to the Statist Media in 2010!


19 posted on 12/31/2009 7:57:13 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: AAABEST

LOL. Good one.


20 posted on 12/31/2009 8:22:35 AM PST by Tribune7 (Toll booths are devices funded by taxpayers to snarl traffic, waste gas and produce smog)
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