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ABC - March 2009

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by derwood, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003966608

    USA TODAY -- 2,113,725 – (-7.46%)
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL -- 2,082,189 -- 0.61%
    THE NEW YORK TIMES -- 1,039,031 -- (-3.55%)
    LOS ANGELES TIMES -- 723,181 -- (-6.55%)
    THE WASHINGTON POST -- 665,383 -- (-1.16%)

    DAILY NEWS (NEW YORK) -- 602,857 -- (-14.26%)
    NEW YORK POST -- 558,140 -- (-20.55%)
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE -- 501,202 -- (-7.47%)
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE -- 425,138 -- (-13.96%)
    THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC -- 389,701 -- (-5.72%)

    THE DENVER POST (02/28/2009 to 03/31/2009) -- 371,728 -- N/A
    NEWSDAY -- 368,194 -- (-3.01%)
    THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS -- 331,907 -- (-9.88%)
    STAR-TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS -- 320,076 -- (-0.71%)
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES -- 312,141 -- (-0.04%)

    SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- 312,118 -- (-15.72%)
    THE BOSTON GLOBE -- 302,638 -- (-13.68%)
    THE PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND -- 291,630 -- (-11.70%)
    DETROIT FREE PRESS -- 290,730 -- (-5.90%)
    THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER -- 288,298 -- (-13.72%)

    THE STAR-LEDGER, NEWARK, N.J. -- 287,082 -- (-16.82%)
    ST. PETERSBURG (FLA.) TIMES -- 283,093 -- (-10.42%)
    THE OREGONIAN, PORTLAND -- 268,512 -- (-11.76%)
    THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION -- 261,828 -- (-19.91%)
    SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE -- 261,253 -- (-9.53%)
     
  2. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Translation ... Let's all go work for the WSJ!

    But seriously ... That is a TON of double-digit percentage losses. I would be interested to see how my former stops fared as well.

    RB
     
  3. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    The AJC has lost almost 20 percent? Wow.
     
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That's flat-out scary.
     
  5. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    Counterpoint: http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2009/04/27/news-circ-down-10-why-thats-good/

    Summary: Getting rid of junk circulation in outlying areas that is less valuable to advertisers, while raising the price of the publication, is actually a good idea.

    Discuss.
     
  6. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Always good when the lucky papers are the ones seeing less than 10 percent hits in circulation. Honestly, I would have thought the numbers would be worse -- if you told me six of the largest 15 papers had taken less than a 5 percent hit, I would be surprised.
     
  7. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    It shouldn't surprise anyone considering what has been done to that newsroom.

    Deliver less of a product and fewer people are going to want it, no?
     
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  8. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    Yeah, that's the first thing I looked for and noticed. Ugh.

    On the (slightly) bright side, the Sun-Times looks steady. And the NYT and WaPo might just look at their drops as acceptable, given what's happening around them.
     
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  9. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Of course. Smaller product, narrow focus, reduced staff, loss of recognizable writers and increased prices ... bravo!
     
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    So next year they marginalize 10% more of their readers by jacking up prices while slashing the product. Lather, rinse, repeat. Sounds like a winning business strategy to me. Not.
     
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    That's "good" in the same sense that cutting off a gangrenous limb is good. Yes, it had to be done given the circumstances, but the circumstances suck donkey balls.
     
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Raising the price is good.

    A candy bar costs $1.00 why should a newspaper be 35 cents
     
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