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• Daily papers cut their newsrooms by 11%, or 6,000 full- time workers, in 2008, the biggest one year drop since 1978.• Newspaper publishers reduced newsroom staff by another 5,200 jobs in 2009, for a total reduction in daily newsroom staffing of more than 25%• Retail, classified, and national ads have traditionally accounted for 80% of newspaper revenues, with subscriptions and newsstand sales making up most of the rest• Total advertising revenue at daily newspapers plunged from $49.4 billion in 2005 to $27.6 billion in 2009—a 44% decrease.
Society doesn’t need newspapers.What we need is journalism. For acentury, the imperatives tostrengthen journalism and tostrengthen newspapers have beenso tightly wound as to beindistinguishable. That’s been afine accident to have, but whenthat accident stops, as it isstopping before our eyes, we’regoing to need lots of other waysto strengthen journalism instead.-Clay ShirkyPhoto by CS Muncy
Online Only news• 65% of the cost is printing and distribution• Click and banner spending is on decline• Freelancers (back-back journalism)• Citizen journalism great for breaking news
Could tablets work?What’s the downside?
What are the strengthsOf the nonprofit business model?What are the weaknesses?
40% of all online adspending is local,up from 30%just a year earlier.
What are the strengthsOf the localized business model?What are the weaknesses?
The New York Times hasadded more than 40,000new digital subscriberssince June, with 324,000readers in total nowpaying for online access tothe newspaper.
Traffic is upNewspaper sites saw a 21% boost in traffic —as well as strong performance in unique visitorsand time spent — during September, accordingto the Newspaper Association of America.
Top Journalism Blogshttp://journalismdegree.org/2009/top-50-journalism-blogs/
Backpack Journalism Photo by: cigckgc
Types of Citizen Journalism• Comment,• Open Source Reporting• Citizen bloghouse• Stand alone citizen-journalism site
“I think it’s just an incredibly interesting and exciting time forjournalism. Sometimes I worry that’s not communicated very clearly tocollege students, that sometimes there’s a little too much doom andgloom that is conveyed by people in the industry. I feel like it’s a goldenage of journalism. There are so many possibilities and there are somany things you can do. “ – Gabriel Dance.