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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.”



Depressing Newspaper Graphic of the Day
February 29, 2012, 1:32 pm
Filed under: Newspapers, Obit

Hat tip: @hblodget



Denver Post Ranks Eighth Among Newspaper Twitter Followers
October 20, 2010, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Newspapers, Social Media, Twitter

Circulation numbers are still king, of course, but here is the ranking of U.S. newspapers according to their Twitter followers (Note: it only ranks the newspapers’ primary Twitter accounts).

The Denver Post ranks a very respectable eighth, although the follower numbers fall off a cliff after the top three.

  1. @nytimes – 2,668,948
  2. @wsj – 464,591
  3. @washingtonpost – 204,514
  4. @latimes – 83,335
  5. @usatoday – 72,929
  6. @newyorkpost – 57,605
  7. @chicagotribune - 34,490 *
  8. @denverpost – 32,755
  9. @dallas_news – 24,726
  10. @seattletimes – 22,286
  11. @suntimes – 18,952
  12. @freep – 18,851
  13. @nydailynew – 15,744
  14. @houstonchron – 14,108
  15. @azcentral – 10,407
  16. @oregonian – 10,338
  17. @phillyinquirer – 9,819
  18. @SFGate – 9,508
  19. @clevelanddotcom – 7,943
  20. @MN_News – 7,008
  21. @NJ_News – 6,181
  22. @SDUT – 5,886
  23. @tampabaycom – 3,168
  24. @insidebayarea – 2,810
  25. @cctimes – 2,705
  26. @mercurynews – 2,536
  27. @newsday – 2,302


Denver Post Circulation Decline Greater than National Average
April 26, 2010, 2:25 pm
Filed under: Denver Post, Newspapers

The bad news for newspapers continues. The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) reports that domestic weekday newspaper circulation fell 8.7 percent over the past six months. Meanwhile, here in Colorado, the Denver Post reported a 10.2 percent weekday circulation decline over a year ago, which now puts it as the nation’s 14th largest newspaper in terms of weekday circulation.



Denver Post Owner Declares Bankruptcy

Of course, that is not exactly how Aldo Svaldi’s Denver Post article this morning described it. Before running across the word “bankruptcy” for the first time in the third paragraph, it was described as a “pact,” “deal,” “new ownership structure,” “restructuring plan” and “agreement.” Clearly there is no need to buy Svaldi a thesaurus for his birthday this year.

Of the bankruptcy agreement, Media News chairman and chief executive William Dean Singleton said, “It gives us one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry.” Sadly, he may be right.

If you are interested, the Denver Business Journal also covered the Post’s bankruptcy agreement.



RIP, Editor & Publisher
December 10, 2009, 9:33 am
Filed under: Newspapers, Obit

“America’s oldest journal covering the newspaper industry” realizes the same fate of so many newspapers it covered.



WSJ Now Nation’s Largest Newspaper
October 14, 2009, 1:50 pm
Filed under: Newspapers, USA Today, Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has passed USA Today as the most-subscribed newspaper in the U.S. Unfortunately, the WSJ nabbed the honor only after USA Today raised its newstand price 33 percent saw a resulting 17 percent decline in circulation.




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