CRASH! Newspaper circulation continues dive; only 12.9% of U.S. now buys a daily newspaper
- In NYC, daily Times is down 7.3 percent, News down 14 percent, Post down almost 19 percent.
- Biggest circ drops among big papers: San Francisco Chronicle down 25.8 percent; Newark Star-Ledger and Dallas Morning News tied with losses of 22.2 percent.
- Click here for a list of the 25 biggest newspapers and their numbers. [AP]
- Go to Romenesko for more circulation links.
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CNN FINISHES LAST: The hard news network, with a growing appetite for fluff and an indecisive drift toward Fox-like presentation, sailed behind its competition in the cable news war — behind Fox, MSNBC, and even its little sister network HLN. [NY Times]
DID TIMES LEAK TABLET: Blogs abuzz after editor Bill Keller makes Apple tablet sound like a sure thing. “So what? We already know it’s coming.” With video. [Gizmodo]
WOULD YOU PAY FOR HULU? Poll. [Baltimore Sun]
IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS: Last year, J&R created the best New York-centric electronics commercials since Crazy Eddie (who celebrated Christmas in August as well as in December). Here’s J&R’s opening kick, featuring Santa, and two followups. Cick here for more.
HOMEWORK: Consider this: How would commercial videos, like Crazy Eddie’s 30-second low-cost wonders, or the more expensive yet still budget-minded J&R spots, work on your Web site? What would they cost you to produce? What are you waiting for?
ALSO: Here are a few more Crazy Eddie commercials. While Eddie Antar dropped a few extra dimes on these, it seems certain they paid for themselves.
If you’re curious about what happened to Crazy Eddie Antar and his business, read this Wikipedia post.