The 2011 State of the News Media released Monday by Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports what we already know about the news industry: media convergence continues to have a negative affect on newsprint readership while online readership is growing, newsrooms are continuing to shrink while community journalism seems to be growing (yes, I’m talking to you Seattle), news consumption is becoming more mobile (yes, I’m talking to you iPhone) and we still don’t know how the hell we’re going to make money from all of this.
Some other interesting points:
- Online advertising revenue surpassed spending compared to print advertising for the first time, but the profits aren’t going into their pockets (thanks Google).
- Magazines are safe, for now.
- More Americans are starting to listen to the radio online than in their cars.
- Egypt, India and Lebanon are experiencing increases in paid newspaper ad revenues.
- Alternative weeklies are finding ways to reinvent themselves (paging Madonna).
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