The Future of Print Journalism

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The Future of Print Journalism

  1. 1. The Future of Print Journalism
  2. 2. The Death of Print  105 newspapers have been shuttered.  10,000 newspaper jobs have been lost.  Print ad sales fell 30% in Q1 '09.  23 of the top 25 newspapers reported circulation declines between 7% and 20%. Source: The Silicon Valley Insider July 4, 2009
  3. 3. The Death of Print  In 2008, 525 Magazines Overall Went Out of Business Source: MediaFinder.com Feb 2009
  4. 4. What Happened?
  5. 5. The Internetz
  6. 6. What Happened? “For most of history, most publications lost money, or at best broke even, on their subscription base, which just about paid for the cost of printing and distributing the papers. Advertising was what paid the bills. To be sure, some of that advertising is migrating to blogs and similar new media. But most of it is simply being siphoned out of journalism altogether. Craigslist ate the classified ads. eHarmony stole the personals. Google took those tiny ads for weird products. And Macy's can email its own damn customers to announce a sale.” Source: Megan Mccardle, The Atlantic, July 2009
  7. 7. What’s Next?
  8. 8. The Future “One third (35%) of American adult internet users have a pofile on an online social network site, four times as many as three years ago, but still much lower than the 65% of online American teens who use social networks” Source: “Adults and Social Network Websites,” Pew Internet and American Life Project, Jan. 14, 2009
  9. 9. Source: Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008
  10. 10. Print Needs to start thinking like Web Development Source: Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008 Source: Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008 Source: Technorati: State of the Blogosphere 2008
  11. 11. The Future
  12. 12. Death to the CPM Are You Actively Listening?
  13. 13. Death to the CPM
  14. 14. Death to the CPM
  15. 15. The Future Engagement New Revenue Streams Content Delivery Model Product and Pricing Innovation
  16. 16. Thank You! Lynne d Johnson lynne@thearf.org Twitter: lynneluvah Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/lynneluvah

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