Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"A Graphic History of Newspaper Circulation Over the Last Two Decades"

Click here to see it.

Tip: when you look at the chart, you'll see the top-performing newspaper graphed at the top in a blue line. Toward the bottom of the chart is visual evidence that the country's other major papers are auguring into the tarmac.

Via Doug Ross
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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Teh graphics for every newspaper, except the WSJ, looks like an Olympic Ski Jump competition where the “competitors” are about to: drop another 100 meters, have a mighty hard landing, or simply go SPLAT.

As for McClatchy, I’m inclined to vote for drop another 10 meters AND go splat.

But until I vote, I’ll take Gary’s advice...and order a PIZZA

Anonymous said...

LA Times operates in what has become Northern Mexico where many cannot even read English. It's meteoric crash speaks to the "benefits" of illegal immigration. They deliver the newspapers that Americans won't read.

Anonymous said...

Nothing makes me happier than to see the NY Times head south. Even in that liberal stronghold, the Times is nearing dead meat status. Can't wait for the next round of ABC audited circ figures for the NYT!!!

Anonymous said...

Interesting chart and a real eyeopener. I've been reading the spins from various papers posted on this site. A lot of hot air but they're scared to death in those newsrooms, ad dept. and corporate offices. The next two months will be extremely volatile IMHO. Newspaper companies may finally pull the pin on real change.

Anonymous said...

9:16: LMAO!!

Anonymous said...

Hey MClatchy Watch: Can you put together a table showing the percentage losses for each McCrappy paper so we can keep track of The Biggest Losers. Looks like Miami is in first place, but others might still be in the running during the (p)layoffs. At the end of the year The Biggest Loser could win the McCrappy Super Bowl and dine on Gary's pizza.

Anonymous said...

That should be called The Stupid Bowl.

Anonymous said...

Sac Bee might be the Biggest Loser in terms of where it started and how many subs were lost. About 100,000 in the past two or three years sounds about right.

Anonymous said...

And it's Rorschach time!

The graph looks like a publishers puckered asshole.

Next?

McClatchy Watch said...

9:43 -- A Biggest Loser contest - great idea, thanks

T. D. said...

The sad thing is that my extended family were all daily newspaper readers.

No one has a subscription anymore.

Like most of the rest of the nation not only do we think our local newspaper is biased but also that it has a willing disregard for facts.

The issue now is not only "Why pay for that?" but increasingly "Why waste time on that?".

Sad.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:46 Spot on!

Anonymous said...

Not going to argue the paper is bias. But seriously, where can i get real news that is not?

Anonymous said...

This blog is biased, tv news is too. The reason why i still like newspapers,or at least the digital version is the local news. I am not going find out whats going on in town through blogs, or Fox news. Fox may cover the region but they do not cover deaths,all local school news and basic community news.

I dont understand why so many folks want to see the newspapers fail. I know they feel the reporting is biased but some news is better than no news.

anyone else have any thoughts on this?

Anonymous said...

The big difference between the newspapers and most bloggers is that the bloggers do not try to convince everyone that they are not biased.

Most newspapers and the rest of the main stream media do not have the honesty to admit their biases.

Anonymous said...

Serious drop in MNI today.

http://www.google.com/finance?q=McClatchy

Anonymous said...

"but some news is better than no news"

Anon 3:12 Melanie? Is that you?

Anonymous said...

"but some (BIASED) news is better than no news"

If this argument is the best McClatchy can honestly offer, they are in bigger trouble than I thought

Anonymous said...

Local newspaper aren't going anywhere, they'll just be a web site rather than a paper product. Online is much cheaper because you can shed the costly buildings, presses and people. There's still going to be a crime report, but instead of 150 people in the newsroom, there will be 20 in a former Burger King site.