Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pew 2012

Mixed Bag

“Even as online audiences grew [in 2011], print circulation continued to decline. Even more critically, so did ad revenues. In 2011, losses in print advertising dollars outpaced gains in digital revenue by a factor of roughly 10 to 1, a ratio even worse than in 2010. When circulation and advertising revenue are combined, the newspaper industry has shrunk 43% since 2000.

“The civic implications of the decline in newspapers are also becoming clearer. More evidence emerged that newspapers (whether accessed in print or digitally) are the primary source people turn to for news about government and civic affairs. If these operations continue to shrivel or disappear, it is unclear where, or whether, that information would be reported.

“In sum, the news industry is not much closer to a new revenue model than a year earlier and has lost more ground to rivals in the technology industry. But growing evidence also suggests that news is becoming a more important and pervasive part of people’s lives. That, in the end, could prove a saving factor for the future of journalism.”

—Amy Mitchell and Tom Rosenstiel,The State of the News Media 2012:
An Annual Report on American Journalism,
The Project for Excellence in Journalism,
The Pew Research Center,
March 19, 2012

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1 comment:

  1. The future of news is bright. The future of the printed newspaper, not so much.