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The Numbers Are In, And . . .

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pete Incaviglia, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    . . . Our print readership was up 9.1 per cent in 2009 when compared to 2008. Our online readership was up 10 per cent during the same time frame.

    No matter how the suits cooked the books, fudged the numbers — if they even did at all — it's good to know we're up.
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Super, Pete.

    Just because they included dogs, cats and parakeets this year if the paper was placed under the food bowls or lined the birdcage is not reason to make those outlandish cooking-the-books charges.
     
  3. flexmaster33

    flexmaster33 Active Member

    good to hear...I assume the budget #s would also be up, in which case the higher ups can finally lift the furloughs and hour-cuts...assuming you are under those conditions as most of us are.

    Still waiting for management hear to come in with similar news...almost a year later.
     
  4. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    I think we might see a trend where readers come back to their newspapers now that all those reporters and copy editors they couldn't stand have been laid off. ;D

    Seriously, it wouldn't surprise me at all if the thinned ranks is seen as a plus by some readers who don't have to worry about plowing through a thicker paper each day. The wire-heavy, local rag is "just right" for them now that the news content has been put on a diet.
     
  5. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    Now if we can only get ad revenues to follow...
     
  6. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Well, if we could, surely management would hire new people and not simply pocket all the profit that having a smaller staff has created ...
     
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