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“Newspapers”. Dr. John V. Richardson Jr., Professor DIS 19 “Just Google It!” UCLA GSE&IS Department of Information Studies. Newspapers. issued at stated, frequent intervals daily, Los Angeles Times weekly, Barron’s semi-weekly containing news, opinions, advertisements

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Newspapers

“Newspapers”

Dr. John V. Richardson Jr., Professor

DIS 19 “Just Google It!”

UCLA GSE&IS

Department of Information Studies


Newspapers1

Newspapers

  • issued at stated, frequent intervals

  • daily, Los Angeles Times

  • weekly, Barron’s

  • semi-weekly

  • containing news, opinions, advertisements

  • and other items of current, often local interest

  • SOURCE: ALA Glossary (1983)


First american newspaper

First American Newspaper

  • Publick Occurrences: Both Foreign and Domestick

  • appeared on 25 September 1690 and

  • promptly ceased publication due to British charges of sedition


Newspaper circulation 1985

Newspaper Circulation (1985)

  • Average Daily Paid Circulation:

  • Wall Street Journal: 1,910,085

  • New York Daily News: 1,354,220

  • USA Today: 1,352,897

  • Los Angeles Times: 1,058,698

  • The New York Times: 964,360

  • New York Post: 804,441

  • Chicago Tribune: 755,648

  • The Washington Post: 737,480

  • The Detroit News: 645,417

  • The Detroit Free Press: 636,306


Newspaper circulation 1999 2001

Newspaper Circulation (1999 & 2001)

  • Average Daily Circulation:

  • The Wall Street Journal: 1,792,452 and 1,819,528

  • USA Today, 1, 739,294 and 1,769,650

  • The New York Times: 1,134,974 and 1,159,954

  • Los Angeles Times: 1,098,347 and 1,058, 494

  • The Washington Post: 809,059 and 802,594

  • SOURCE: USA Today, 4 May 1999, p. 3B and Editor and Publisher 7 May 2001, p. 6.


Top sunday papers 2001

Top Sunday Papers (2001)

  • The New York Times, 1,698,281

  • Los Angeles Times, 1,391,343

  • The Washington Post, 1,070,809

  • Chicago Tribune, 1,001,662

  • The Denver Post, 970,934

  • SOURCE: Editor and Publisher, 7 May 2001, p. 6


Mid decade decline

Mid-Decade Decline

  • USA Today, 2.61 M

  • The Wall Street Journal, 3.07 M

  • The New York Times, 1.68 M

  • The Los Angeles Times, 1.25 M

  • The Washington Post, 1.00 M

  • SOURCE: New York Times, 3 May 2005.


Editors top ten choices

Editors’ Top Ten Choices

  • The New York Times (N=101)

  • The Washington Post (85)

  • The Wall Street Journal (84)

  • Los Angeles Times (81)

  • The Dallas Morning News (66)

  • Chicago Tribune (60 tie)

  • The Boston Globe (60 tie)

  • San Jose Mercury News (54)

  • St. Petersburg Times (51)

  • The Sun (Baltimore) (46)

  • SOURCE; Columbia Journalism Review


State of newspapers 2005

State of Newspapers, 2005

  • Circulation of seven newspapers with the largest circulation (>500,000 is down, 2005)

  • War is good business (Kosovo; Persian Gulf; and now Iraq)

  • However, local newspaper circulation continues to slip due to:

    • TV/DVD, specialty publications, Internet, price hikes

    • Perhaps most importantly, younger people don’t read…


State of newspaper publishing 2007

State of Newspaper Publishing, 2007

  • Steep slide nationally: 2.1 percent drop in overall weekday circulation and 3.1 percent in Sunday sales—”falling earnings, declines in advertising and plans for continued staff cuts….”

  • New York Post and The Daily News, both increased circulation

  • Otherwise, USA Today (2.2M), WSJ (2M), NYT (1.1M); the LA Times is down 4.2 and 4.7 percent respectively—total circulation is only 815K compared to more than 1M seven years ago

  • SOURCE: “Newspaper Circulation,” NYT 1 May 2007, p. C10


30 september 2007 update

30 September 2007 Update


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