State of the News Media 2015
As the U.S. news industry faces a new mobile reality, how is it faring? From broadcast to print to ethnic media and more, this year’s annual report takes stock.
As 2016 election looms, MSNBC shakes up its programming strategy
MSNBC shifts its focus toward “original reporting” as its overall ratings remain strong, but total revenue for the year lags significantly behind CNN’s.
Market is still hot for buying up local TV stations
The rush to acquire local TV stations by media companies’ continued in 2014 and resulted in strong financial pay offs for them.
The New Republic and the state of niche news magazines
The data suggest that the New Republic have a tough road ahead, with single-copy newsstand sales falling in 2013 and 2014.
Interest in midterms may be low, but local TV awash in political ad spending
Local TV has been receiving the largest portion of political media spending for at least a decade, but the share it consumes and the total dollars reaped continues to grow.
UGA: The job market tightens, but new journalism grads remain upbeat
Job growth for recent journalism and mass communication grads stalled in 2013 with minority students hit particularly hard by the slowdown, a new survey shows.
As digital ad sales grow, news outlets get a smaller share
While the digital ad pie is growing, the numbers show that news organizations are competing for an increasingly smaller share of those dollars.
News revenue declines despite growth from new sources
The sources of the estimated $63-$65 billion dollars supporting print, online and broadcast news has shifted, with advertising dollars declining and audience payments, in the form of subscriptions, for example, comprising a bigger share.
Like rest of the news industry, campus papers reach for new strategies
Many of the nation’s estimated 1,600 college newspapers are now experimenting with editorial and business innovations in the face of some of the same economic hardships that have hit the rest of the newspaper industry.
Local TV stations post mixed results as some feel loss of political ads
The rush to acquire local television stations produced revenue growth for some media companies in the year’s third quarter, while others suffered losses tied to a plunge in political ad dollars.