October 25, 2011
By: Chris Kramer
Many US newspapers have been grappling with declining circulation, a loss of readership, and a steep drop in print advertising revenue. As a result, some of the nation's largest publishers wound up filing for bankruptcy and stopped the presses for good.
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Print sales in Q1 2011 were only 45% of the revenues produced by the industry in the first quarter of 2006:
US Percentages Change in Audience, 2009-2010
US Percentages as of July 2011
Daily and Sunday US newspaper, as % of households, 1940-2010, and selected public policy events relating to media ownership in the USA since 1940
FCC: Federal Communications Commission. It regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
Media cross-ownership refers to the ownership of more than one media businesses (newspaper, broadcast and cable television, radio, book publishing, video games, and various online entities) by a person or corporation. The rules that regulate the concentration of media ownership were changed over the years.
Six Big US National Newspapers. From 2008 to 2009
As of 22nd March 2010
25th May 2001 - 25th May 2010
This infographic was published by Total Bankruptcy.