Skip to comments.New Report Names Newspapers as the Fastest Shrinking Industry in America
Posted on 03/18/2012 6:57:26 AM PDT by Zakeet
A new report issued this week from the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and social media network Linkedin that studied a wide range of industries showed that the newspaper industry suffered the biggest decline of any from 2007-2011.
While renewables grew 49.2%, the Internet 24.6% and online publishing 24.3%, newspapers led the way in a downward direction, shrinking a whopping 28.4%.
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Here at the New York Times, we have no idea why that could possibly be happening
“New Report Names Newspapers as the Fastest Shrinking Industry in America”
Now let’s shrink the 0’pinheads!
Thank God! This phenomenon is due to the left’s attempt to dumb everyone down and now their constituents can’t read so why take a paper? The smart people that DO READ don’t care to read their lies.
This is definitely poetic justice!
Let me help with your understanding.
NEWS papers is a misnomer.
Todays papers are merely Democrat party, liberal, Socialist, Communist, Propaganda papers.
There isn’t an honest Journalist in the business.
It is shrinking because half of the country does not want to be kept aware and the other half recognises the lies being spewed by Obama voters.
Thanks Zakeet. The concept of the local paper has surged back into viability in the small towns around here.
What? Me Worry?
That about sums it up. The local papers where I live have gone from twisting or spinning, to just making up their own stories and statistics.
For the most part, I won’t miss them.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of conceited bastards.
Yesterday’s news today! Sums up all printed newspapers. By the time you read it, it has been all over the TV, radio or internet from 1 to 5 days ago.
The only reason they stay in business is due to the fact that businesses need to advertise...and they do at outlandish rates set by these dinosaurs. Now the internet is making advertising affordable for everyone with news that is fresh and instant.
Times and technology have changed but not the buggy whip industry (and newspapers). Their time has come and gone with only one exception...hometown newspapers that serve only the community they are printed in and carry only local news. They are the only ones that will survive and actually perform a useful service.
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I can’t imagine why the newspaper business is going downhill. The people who decide what to print and how to spin it, are dutifully following the orders of their Dear Leader, so why aren’t we peons buying it?
Just as people like Gary Trudeau, a good little follower, obey the WH marching orders, so do the editors and ‘reporters’ of most of the newspapers in this country.
It should be a slam dunk - except for the majority of folks who aren’t buying it - figuratively and literally.
I read the other day that one of the big encyclopedias (in print since the late 1700’s) will no longer produce a print version.
Times and technology have changed that business.
It’s happened before. Years ago, most cities had a morning paper and an afternoon paper. New York had multiple morning and evening papers. But most cities lost their afternoon papers years ago, around the time that TV was growing. The morning papers survived for years after, but now even they are being squeezed by cable TV news and the internet.
I heard that some major big city daily was considering just becoming a web site, with no print edition at all.
We could well see newspapers as we have known them disappear. The only remaining printed papers could be local ad flyer type papers.
Politics is also a factor. Why pay to read propaganda from a liberal paper?
That is Encyclopedia Brittanica. They will no longer have a print version. Time and technology are changing the need for a printed encyclopedia.
Newspapers these days cover stories from both points of view: socialist AND communist.
The pro-occupy, anti-corporation press can’t understand why they can’t make money?
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There must be a statistic somewhere about aggregate number of newspapers printed per day in the US - that would be quite interesting to see.
We need a Congressional Investigation quickly...
Our weekly local folded last week - web and print.
I would get a newspaper if they could get their act together and quit being shills for the Democrat party. I could hide behind the newspaper when Mrs. blueunicorn6 would ask me why I hadn’t painted the grass or some other job. I can’t do that at the computer. And my back is to her so I never know if she’s just bluffing or if she really has her pistol. She’s too good a shot to mess with. I painted the grass five times last summer.
Look down your nose at them and make fun of and ridicule them
Present your ideology as fact and the opposition as raving, extreme lunatics and if you are ever caught, deny, deny, deny and if finally, totally exposed, print the retraction on page H-19.
Overcharge and under-perform, and pretend that it is 1912 not 2012, and there are no TVs, radios, Ipods, cell phones, social media and that the NY Times is the only source of truth and light.
Oh, you have been behaving that way, and still wonder why your industry is dead.
Sorry, can't he'p ya.
Have you thought of this?
“Stop the presses, Chief! I’ve got a scoop that’ll bust this town wide open!!”
My local paper used to be : The Greensburg Tribune-Review and then moved into Pittsburgh and is much larger but is still semi-conservative.
Compared to most papers it is ultra right wing, but compared to reality it is more FOX like than conservative, it is almost fair and balanced, kinda like what you would want in a NEWSpaper.
Since they run so many syndicated stories, i.e. AP, rooters, etc. there is no way that they can be totally balanced but the editorial pages are semi-fair.
The obits are normally accurate and the sports pages normally get the scores correct.
Our delivery person is normally here by 5 AM.
Overall, if you live in W PA and still read a hard copy news paper, it is the best one in the area.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is so far left, that even the sports pages are slanted and corrupted.
They tried a free campaign last year and I wouldn't even bring it in the house, straight to the trash.
Papers dont help themselves by allowing left wing cartoonists like the bumwad that draw ‘Doonsebury” overtly insert vile politcal statements in the comics.
That strip last week was the sickest,meanest and lowest attack on the GOP and average Americans I ever read outside of the Daily Worker
That might work if I had my back to the wall. She’d probably just shoot the breaker box. She liked the paperboy, so she never shot him. Fired over his head a couple of times when he threw the paper into the bushes. He got so fast on his bicycle that he could outrun Lance Armstrong in a 100 yard sprint.
The incredible shrinking stinking industry.
Newspapers in Europe are doing well—this is an American problem that comes from The newspapers and media no longer reporting the news but what the editors believe you need to hear. They have become a branch of the Progressive movement—with the goal of transforming America into a command society. And they have had some major successes—Destroyed Sarah Palin as a valid force—Killed the Tea Party with Big Lie tactics that would make Gobbles proud. How many Americans believe the Tea Party was made up of Racists? They did their evil work well. They drum up support for Any Liberal cause. So no wonder the people now see them as a new version of Pravda? They do not buy the papers because they are sick of the propaganda, liberal pounding in each issue.
They hope to single handedly re-elect Obama. Look to see Government support for the newspaper—forced subscriptions for all Union Members—etc... I predict only a few papers left in the future—all promoting the Government line. We on the right need our own media—our own national conservative Organ. It will come but at that time un-sanctioned media will be banned “Too save the children”.
Newspapers are indeed “Buggy Whips”..
Outdated... a historical artifact.. old timey.. wasteful.. old news.. bird cage liners..
The local big city daily hides its online ads behind a paywall. How much should I pay for them to shove ads down my throat, surrender my privacy as to what interests me, and read regurgitated wire stories and country club republican propaganda? If it’s important, it will probably show up in the free hippie weekly.
No problem there. We still get lots of junk snail-mail, mainly goes in the recycle bin. Plenty of that paper until USPS goes out of business.