Newspaper Circulation Continues to Decline

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Circulation at 814 of the nation's largest daily newspapers declined 1.9 percent over the six months ended March 31 compared with the same period last year, an industry trade group reported yesterday.

    The decline continued a 20-year trend in the newspaper industry as people increasingly turn to other media such as the Internet and 24-hour cable news networks for information.

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    Another problem is the cost of shipping the newspaper. For example, at the end of April, the Chicago Tribune is no longer being shipped to Indianapolis because it is too expensive to do so. :(
     
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    Rush was talking about this very thing the other day. He basically said if the Greenies are really serious about the environment and those carbon footprints -- well Newspaper Publishing should cease. It is not practical in this day and age to be engaged with this wasteful activity -- and those poor forests are being depleted because of a lot of printed trash.

    I agree with him. I realize there are some conservative publications and Christian ones as well. But I think the time has come to stop this antiquated activity. Paper should be used in books only.The leaves of the books would still consume a lot of timber, but shutting down all those liberal newspapers would make me feel fine. Of course they would still get their word out by means of the internet -- but it's a start anyway.
     
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    I wonder when fuel prices will have an effect on home delivery.
     
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    I wonder which is more harmful to the environment: 1 person's newsprint habit or flat screen habit? I know my bird likes the newsprint better.
     
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    I was a newspaper addict for 50 years but now . . . I can the Economist, the WashPost, the Arizona paper . . . on line. I get NW Cable News on TV. The paper gets mostly used for crossword puzzles and starting the wood stove, cleaning car windows. And the store ads.
     

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