Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Newspapers go down

Newspaper circulation declines 1.9% by ZDNet's IT Facts -- The Newspaper Association of America said Audit Bureau of Circulations data showed average daily circulation of 47.4 mln at 814 daily newspapers, a decline of 1.9% from the same period a year ago. On Sunday, the average circulation was 51.1 mln at the 643 newspapers tracked, a decline of 2.5% from a year earlier.

Last year the World Press Trends survey presented to more than 1,300 publishers and editors from 88 countries at the 57th World Newspaper and 11th World Editors Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, showed that global newspaper advertising revenue rose 2 percent in 2003 from a year earlier and is forecast to continue a steady increase through 2006.But global newspaper circulation declined 0.12 percent in 2003 compared with a year earlier although it was up 4.75 percent over the five-year period from 1999 to 2003. More at the site.

On the other hand (the blog for World Editors Forum) is looking behind its shoulders, worried that bloggers are nipping at their heels : "Are blogs and newspapers even compatible, or will they exist to oppose one another. And the worst case scenario, will independent blogs become successful enough to rival newspaper revenues?"

It's tempting to imagine that blogs are changing the way people are reading their daily news...

No comments: