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  • News Paper and the New Media A Look at how social media and the Internet have affected traditional newspapers
  • A Brief History of Newspapers
    • First printed newspapers originated in Germany in the late 1400's in the form of news pamphlets
    • In the English-speaking world the earliest newspapers were small pamphlets that were generally only produced when noteworthy events occurred
    • The first periodical printed news source was “The Weekly Newes” from 1622
  • Newspapers in America
    • First American newspaper was Boston's “Publick Occurrences” published for the first time in 1690
    • In 1940 41.1 million Americans (31.1 percent of all Americans) received a daily newspapers
    • In 2005 53.3 million Americans (18.8 percent of all Americans) received a daily newspaper
  • Decline of American Newspapers
    • In 1990 newspaper consumption had already begun to decline due to 24 hour news television, but roughly 25% of Americans still received a daily paper
    • Between 1990 and 2000 daily newspaper circulation dropped by 11% and at the time 19% of Americans received a daily paper
  • Newspaper Revenues
    • 2009 was the worst year for Newspaper revenue since The Great Depression
    • Newspaper revenue peaked in 2005, but by 2009 revenues had dropped 44.2% from 49.4 billion to 27.6 billion
    • Money made from print ads dropped 28.2% between 2005 and 2009
    • Classified ads revenue has fallen by more than two thirds since 2000
    • In 2010 Internet ads accounted for only 10% of total revenue
  • Rise of Online Newspapers
    • In 1995 The American Reporter became the first daily newspaper available strictly on the Internet
    • The American Journal has avoided corporate ownership and is instead owned by 400 individual journalists that also report for the site
    • The Wall Street Journal Online was launched in 1996 and is now the largest paid-subscription site on the Internet with 980,000 paid subscribers as of 2007
  • Advent of Social Media
    • Myspace was founded in August of 2003
    • In June of 2006 Myspace became the most visited site on the internet
    • Facebook was launched in February of 2004 and surpassed Myspace in global web traffic in April of 2008 and later American traffic in May of 2009
    • Twitter was launched in 2006 and now boasts an average of above 200 million tweets per day
  • News Consumption Today
    • In 2010 it was estimated that 92% of citizens used at least one media source to see daily news
    • 78% received news from television sources
    • 61% used the internet for news
    • By 2010 only 17% of Americans read their news from a national newspaper
  • Future of Newspapers
    • Newspapers have been forced to adapt to the Internet in order to stay afloat
    • Websites are also shifting towards news aggregation online. Google News reaches 5 to 10 times the number of people that MSNBC, The Guardian (UK), or The New York Times can
  • Works Cited
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    • &quot;U.S. Daily Newspaper Circulation, 5-year Increments: 1940-2005 | Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ).&quot; Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) | Understanding News in the Information Age. Project for Excellence in Journalism, 12 Mar. 2007. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. < >.
    • &quot;Twitter Statistics - Updated Stats for 2011.&quot; Marketing Gum. Anna Gervai, 7 July 2011. Web. 6 Oct. 2011. < >.
    • Admin. &quot;Newspapers Are Old News, The Internet Is Taking Over.&quot; Internet TV Free Online Tv Streaming Channels PC Movies Shows. WorldTVPC, 1 Mar. 2010. Web. 06 Oct. 2011. < >.
    • Pérez-peña, Richard. &quot;It's Official: 2009 Was Worst Year for the Newspaper Business in Decades -; A Guide to the Media Industry - Media Decoder Blog - Web. 06 Oct. 2011. <>.