Newspaper Revenues Plunge in '07

Posted on 4/1/2008 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Total U.S. newspaper revenue in 2007 was down $3.9 billion compared to 2006, the second-worst drop since the industry started tracking overall revenue in 1950. The drop in 2006, compared to 2005, was only $167,000. Before that, combined print and Internet revenue was up each year. Even when newspapers add their rapidly growing Internet revenues to print they cannot stave off an overall decline.

The Newspaper Association of America reports that 2007 print advertising dropped 9.4% -- from $46,611 billion in 2006 to $42.209 billion in 2007. Print’s revenue has not been that low since 1997. Forecasters are predicting an even worse 2008.

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