Saturday, November 08, 2008


Coupla related stories from the local birdcage liner:
Daily newspapers see sharp 4.6 percent drop in circulation
By Anick Jesdanun, AP business writer
Thursday, October 30, 2008

NEW YORK — Circulation at the nation's daily newspapers is falling faster than anticipated this year as readers continue their migration to the Internet and papers narrow their distribution to cut costs.

Star reduces workforce
Updated 04:30 p.m., November 6, 2008

We streamlined the organization to counteract the effects of the current economic downturn and its impact on our advertising revenue," Cogswell said.

Gee, I'll have to bring my immense cognitive skills to this one. Falling circulation and falling advertising revenue. Shame that there was that firewall between the reportage and advertising otherwise the paper could have realized that auto and real estate ads are not a sustainable business model. Truth be told we get both The Star and the LA Times. Mrs. Dawg is a wicked coupon clipper and I love the weekly Fry's ad.


wagga said...

I read the paper first thing each day. No, that's a lie - I check the net out first. I expect I read more newspapers than Sarah, though.

Unknown said...

I don't know about coupons but for Fry's ads, hit up Open up Retail Goods in the left navbar; stupid of the LA Times to not make the latest ad linkable.

Nocal can use

Lost Cause said...

There are thousands of thriving newspapers in Iran. What does that tell you?

w said...

Toilet paper is in short supply?

Jean ValJean said...

that the internet sucks in Iran?

H Simpson said...

That the NYT is missing an opportunity to tap into the "people who hate america" market?