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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
questions
Questions…
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