The newspaper and publication industry continues to contract, while consolidation, raw materials are important concerns.
David Savastano, Editor11.15.18
For the most part, the publication market – newspapers, magazines, catalogs and more – continues to decline, as more people get their news from digital sources.
Newspapers have been hit the hardest. The Pew Research Center reported newspaper industry trends in its recent Newspapers Fact Sheet, published June 13, 2018:
“Newspapers are a critical part of the American news landscape, but they have been hit hard as more and more Americans consume news digitally. The industry’s financial fortunes and subscriber base have been in decline since the early 2000s, even as website audience traffic has grown for many. The estimated total U.S. daily newspaper circulation (print and digital combined) in 2017 was 31 million for weekday and 34 million for Sunday, down 11% and 10%, respectively, from the previous year. Declines were highest in print circulation: Weekday print circulation decreased 11% and Sunday circulation decreased by 10%.”
To put that in context, tota
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