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STATE OF THE NEWS MEDIA

2015 was the worst year for newspapers since the Great Recession, with circulation falling by 7% and advertising revenue falling by 8%, according to Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media report. digital ad spending went up 20% last year; local TV revenue is steady at $18.6 billion; cable news viewership jumped 8% during… read more

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MEDIA TRENDS

A new survey of the top 25 newspapers shows print circulation plummeting since 2013. There remain only two print newspapers in the entire country (the Wall Street Journal and New York Times) that sell more than a half million copies per average weekday, only six that sell a quarter of a million copies.

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MEDIA TRENDS

The New York Times will likely reach a million digital subscribers by this summer, but that subscription revenue – and even the likely concurrent lift in digital ads, still isn’t nearly enough to make up for its print losses.

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NEWSPAPERS VS. TAXIS

Ken Doctor finds a useful analogy between the taxicab/Uber war and the newspaper business, asserting that papers too closely follow the cab model compared to the more frictionless disruptor Uber.

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LEAST ESSENTIAL

Comparing data from 2002 to 2015, Edison Research tracked the question to media users: “Among the Internet, newspapers, radio and television, which one is the least essential to your life?” Newspapers took it on the nose. The legacy media was down, or should we say up, with nearly 50% saying it was “Most Least Essential,”… read more

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MEDIA TRENDS

What will happen to local media in 2015? It’s not going to be the newspaper apocalypse all over again, but the inflection point has arrived in 2014, setting the stage for local broadcasters to understand the anguish of losing audience and advertisers.

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MEDIA TRENDS

Data just released by the Newspaper Association of America shows 166 million adults accessed content on digital platforms in October, that’s an increase of 17 percent over 2013.

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MOBILE NEWS

The proportion of mobile visits at digital newspaper sites has doubled in the last two years to the point that half the visitors at some publications today are arriving via smartphone or tablet.  

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MEDIA TRENDS

Between 2003 and 2013, Google revenue grew by 60x. In the meantime, according to Newspapers Association of America data, the total revenue of the US newspaper industry shrank by 34%.

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MEDIA TRENDS

This week Gannett and Tribune split off their newspaper groups from broadcast/digital properties. The companies now join a long line of media companies splitting publishing from broadcasting.  In his blog, media observer Jeff Jarvis says newspapers have 24-36 months remaining before before the circulation of print newspapers fall below critical mass for certain advertisers.

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