Monday Evening Edition 10/26/09

CRASH! Newspaper circulation continues dive; only 12.9% of U.S. now buys a daily newspaper

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  • 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.

Read it and weap. [Reuters] [AFP] [Newsosaur] [Bloomberg]

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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]

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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]

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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.

Biggest big paper drops: San Francisco Chronicle down 25.8 percent; Newark Star-Ledger and Dallas Morning News each loose 22.2 percent. In NYC, daily Times is down 7.3 percent, News 14 percent, Post almost 19 percent.
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