Denver PR Blog


Depressing Denver Newspaper Prediction of the Week
June 12, 2012, 8:46 am
Filed under: Newspapers

If the University of Southern California Annenberg School’s Center for the Digital Future is correct, Denver likely will not have a major daily newspaper in 2017. Instead, The Denver Post will be an online property with print editions only once or twice a week.

“…Sales figures do not lie; circulation of print newspapers continues to plummet, and the current generation of print newspaper readers is not being replaced. We believe that most major U.S. daily newspapers as we know them today as print editions will be gone in about five years; eventually the only print newspapers that will survive will be at the extremes of the medium – the largest and the smallest. We expect at least four major newspapers with global reach to continue to publish daily print editions: The New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. At the other extreme, local weekly and twice-weekly newspapers may continue in print form, as well as the Sunday print editions of metropolitan newspapers that otherwise may exist only in online editions.”

About these ads

3 Comments so far
Leave a comment

2017? I’m wondering what the over/under is for the end of June!

Comment by ahjobslist

Hard to believe that just a few years ago we were a thriving two-newspaper town.

Comment by denverprblog

We don’t have a major newspaper now. I recently got out of the business – it never occured to me to work for the Post. It’s always been a weak product; now with the layoffs it’s weaker still. Typical upper management decision-making depends upon folks not having choices. Now that choices exist for advertisers, papers don’t do so well. It’s not because the medium is invalid – it’s because the product produced is pathetic.

Comment by Bryant




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,497 other followers

%d bloggers like this: