Tuesday, April 29, 2008

MSM News

From EditorandPublisher.com:

The New York Times lost more than 150,000 copies on Sunday. Circulation on that day fell a whopping 9.2% to 1,476,400. The paper's daily circulation declined 3.8% to 1,077,256.
In Los Angeles, the Times lost more than 40,000 daily copies. Daily circulation there was down 5.1% to 773,884. Sunday declined 6.0% to 1,101,981.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that daily circulation dropped 4.2% to 370,345, while Sunday dropped 3.0% to 424,603.
Daily and Sunday circulation at the Chicago Tribune both dropped 4.4% to 541,663 and 898,703, respectively.

Expect Ushanka.us to report losses soon if these trends continue. We'll then proceed to 'restructure' our operations and focus on our 'core' assets that 'differentiate' us from our MSM-bashing competitors. Karl will explain to shareholders (site members) that we are navigating the nadir, and a significant uptick is just around the corner in this cyclical blogging environment. In the meantime, ignore some of these suggested headlines for the MSM:

MSM Bloggers impacted by declining NYT subscriptions
Poll: Bloggers less likely to survive recent NYT-Nat'l Enquirer merger
NYT consolidates media power by dropping unneeded deliveries
Obama: "I still read the New York Times, right after church"