I think a lot of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods would support more extensive and better quality local coverage, just for example. The big dailies mostly stick to the *trendy* angles on brooklyn and all but ignore queens. No great source for real local news. The Brooklyn Paper seems spotty. Highly literate and interested populace, big city.
― this guy's a gangsta? his real name's mittens. (Hurting 2), Thursday, 24 May 2012 21:56 (11 months ago) Permalink
patch is terrible in theory too, because the economics just don't work. there's no way to make it add up.
well, it could plausibly work in major cities, everything after that, forget it.
― stet, Thursday, 24 May 2012 23:51 (11 months ago) Permalink
― piscesx, Friday, 25 May 2012 01:28 (11 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Friday, 25 May 2012 11:35 (11 months ago) Permalink
Dead newspapers, dead Middle American democracy
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 June 2012 17:47 (11 months ago) Permalink
They just canned a bunch of the staff
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 04:00 (11 months ago) Permalink
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 04:11 (11 months ago) Permalink
times-picayune pretended the BP oil spill didn't happen until the national media picked it up. seriously. there was a tiny story on the rig explosion and then nothing for like two weeks. in a town/state utterly subject to the sordid whims of energy companies. weird huh.
i know i should be all wringing my hands on the decline of professional journalism or something but if the t-p is an example of modern american newspaperdom just let the whole thing die.
― adam, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 20:32 (11 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, AEI link, but:
The blue line in the chart above displays total annual print newspaper advertising revenue (for the categories national, retail and classified) based on actual annual data from 1950 to 2011, and estimated annual revenue for 2012 using quarterly data through the second quarter of this year, from the Newspaper Association of America (NAA). The advertising revenues have been adjusted for inflation, and appear in the chart as millions of constant 2012 dollars. Estimated print advertising revenues of $19.0 billion in 2012 will be the lowest annual amount spent on print newspaper advertising since the NAA started tracking ad revenue in 1950.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 10 September 2012 19:59 (8 months ago) Permalink
― Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:32 (8 months ago) Permalink
Surprising that they were doing so well in 1999.
― get you ass to mahs (abanana), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:52 (8 months ago) Permalink
2005 as the start of the steep decline sounds right.
― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:55 (8 months ago) Permalink
1999 was right before things really hit an infrastructure tipping point in terms of the Net as high speed delivery, IIRC.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:59 (8 months ago) Permalink
I've mentioned this on other threads, but an indispensible site for following industry triage/amputation/death/autopsy: http://jimromenesko.com/
― Irwin Dante's Towering Inferno (WmC), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:59 (8 months ago) Permalink
Innovative approach from the Irish newspaper industry: demand money from people who link to your content.
― the definite listicle (seandalai), Thursday, 3 January 2013 11:22 (4 months ago) Permalink
"We're probably not going to lose a lot, but we aren't going to make much either."
― REBEL YELL FOR HUGS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:21 (4 months ago) Permalink