Monday, April 27, 2009

The Nations Leading Newspapers

How the mighty have fallen.

Positive Growth = BOLD
Negative Loss 0-5% = Yellow
Negative Loss 5-10% = Orange
Negative Loss > 10% = Red

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%)

It's been rough for the news papers. Blatently obvious reasons include:
  • Associated Press Wire articles do not equal investigative journalism.
  • Only half the market appreciates left wing news biases
Other Reasons papers will rationalize their failings with:
  • Cost of Paper & Production
  • Loss of Advertisers & Classifieds due to internet
  • People don't want real news!
Also contributory:
  • Bloggers (Thats us!)
  • Proliferation of available news for free

3 comments:

Solameanie said...

I hate to see newspapers die, but that's the journalist in me coming out. The sad thing is, they've done it to themselves with their bias, and in an increasingly electronic age, they might well be becoming obsolete.

Personally, I prefer books and newsprint to cyberspace.

Palm boy said...

Joel, I like reading from paper better too. I don't think the printed press will be disappearing, only that it will continue to be marginalized as time wears on.

Gino said...

i think left wing bias has the least to do with it.

they were biased before, and still sold well.

its all about loss of advertising revenues. people are going to the net to advert and buy. all there is to it.