Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The State of the News Media


I came across this article on the Blackboard Online Resources page and it interested me because I wanted to see how print news compared to online news. As expected, newspapers appear to be a dying industry, according to the article. The reason is because more people are "going digital." They save money by doing so but at the same time, newspapers are dying and people are losing their jobs.

In the "key findings" section of the article, a chart shows that the number of online users increased by 17.1 percent from 2009 to 2010 while the number of newspaper and magazine users decreased by 5.0 and 8.9 percent, respectively.

In that same section, though, I was rather surprised to see the decrease of cable TV users (decreased by 13.7 percent).

1 comment:

  1. The State of the News Media report is really fascinating, Mike--I'm glad you agree! The effect of the internet on newspapers is both amazing and unsurprising, isn't it? Our "Paperless Publishing" teaching topic later in the semester will look into the issue in more detail--it's definitely one that's worth exploring!