The Incredible Shrinking Print Media

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Many of us have made complaints about how the MSM is biased and reluctant to cover topics like Climategate and other scandals. Well take heart! People are waking up to the fact that they are being denied information and facts, and as a result they’re turning their backs on the main stream print media. Sure a part of it has to do with bad economic times (can’t blame that on Bush anymore), but another factor is that the internet offers an alternative. Here are the gory numbers for newspaper circulation in the US. Only the conservative Wall Street Journal has made gains. The rest are bleeding massively.

The Wall Street Journal 2,092,523 +0.5%
USA Today 1,826,622 -13.58%
New York Times 951,063 -8.47%
Los Angeles Times 616,606 -14.74%
Washington Post 578,482 -13.06%

Dallas Morning News 260,659 -21.47%
San Francisco Chronicle 241,330 -22.68%
The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J. 236,017 -17.79%

Read the complete story here: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1004086334

I’ve always encouraged tree-hugging subscribers to heed the advice from newspapers to cut CO2 emissions. And what better way to begin than to scale back the energy-guzzling industry of newspaper production, distribution and newspaper disposal? This can be done by cancelling subscriptions. This also rescues a lot of trees. So hats off to the tree-huggers out there who choose to save a tree by ending a subscription.

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One response to “The Incredible Shrinking Print Media”

  1. Brian H

    My concern about celebrating the demise of the print media is that so much of the Web information is parasitic on them. However, as long as various ‘conservative’ papers etc. are thriving, I guess it’s all good! 🙂 😀

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