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  •  Way past. Starting a dead-tree newspaper... (2+ / 0-)
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    elwior, ROGNM

    ...in a major city?

    Los Angeles has for 40 years had difficulties in what newspaper circulation departments call penetration. The Times never had more than 1.2 million daily circulation, about 25-30% of the adult population at its peak. That's way low compared with other big-city papers in the same time period. Now, it's 675,000 daily circulation and still slipping. That means it's been losing 30,000 subscribers a year since I left in 2000.

    Even a multi-billionaire would be hard-pressed to start up something to compete with (or replace) that remnant operation. I don't think it will ever totally die, or even go the route of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Detroit Free Press or Times-Picayune , all of which have cut back to three days a week print versions. But it will never be anything like it once was.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri May 03, 2013 at 03:23:00 PM PDT

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