Saturday, March 29, 2008

Not That We Sell Ad Space...

...but bloggers, people not too dissimilar to ourselves, willing to put it all out there every single day and do it with almost zero overhead and some halfway decent advertising, are beating the print media to death:
  • The newspaper industry has experienced the worst drop in advertising revenue in more than 50 years. According to new data released by the Newspaper Association of America, total print advertising revenue in 2007 plunged 9.4% to $42 billion compared to 2006 -- the most severe percent decline since the association started measuring advertising expenditures in 1950. The drop-off points to an economic slowdown on top of the secular challenges faced by the industry. The second worst decline in advertising revenue occurred in 2001 when it fell 9.0%.
You think there's a reason Frank Main writes about a third of the Sun Times by himself, either under his byline or as a STNG stringer/staffer and Fran Spielman another ten or twenty percent? A lot of smoke and a cracked mirror.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous dago on the job said...

I wouldn't have any problem with you(SCC)making some money w/all the work u do!
But stick it to the liberal do-gooders; advertise guns,ammo,booze,
cigars,cigarettes(and Im a nonsmoker,but f**k the nannystate).
Maybe those legal brothels in Nevada will throw some business to ya!

3/28/2008 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

realestate ads have dried up and that was about all they had going.
they are done !

3/29/2008 01:07:00 AM  
Blogger Murphy40Pct said...

SCC, if you can earn a dollar off this site-DO SO. You have worked to create what we all read and enjoy. There is a word for people who demand other's work be available free of charge to those who don't work: democrats. Keep up the good work.

3/29/2008 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

make the money. strip club ads preferably.

3/29/2008 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you should make money by putting ads on your site? How much will it cost to run one? Your pal, B. H. Obama

3/29/2008 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murphy40Pct said...
SCC, if you can earn a dollar off this site-DO SO. You have worked to create what we all read and enjoy. There is a word for people who demand other's work be available free of charge to those who don't work: democrats. Keep up the good work.

3/29/2008 02:33:00 AM

I agree sell T-Shirts or bumper stickers i am in!

3/29/2008 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You dont see the columnists writing every day either....in another two years, the only place to read the news will be on your monitors...

3/29/2008 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Create revenue for this site is a great ideal. The mayor is looking for a way to tax internet sites. Now it will give him his drive to end this site.

3/29/2008 04:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

advertising if fine; i am a believer in capitolism; the reason the print media is dying is because they lie and lie and lie and now we have alternatives and do not have to listen to them.

3/29/2008 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who would ever advertise in a newspaper? Total waste circulation. The cost of advertising is not cost-justified/ The Sun Times has full page ads for scams like URB Rehabbers and Gold Bullion coin sets. No one reads those ads.
The average daily newspaper reader is 55 years old.

If you want to go to a movie, you find it on line in two minutes. If you want to know what is on TV, you have cable. The newspaper has a sports box score from a day earlier. If you want to see a sports event you can see it on cable or on line in real time. The newspaper can't give you a current stock market report anymore, Cable TV and the internet can. Face facts, the dead tree media is dead! The blogs are way better than the dead tree columnists. Instant access to news. The newspaper hasn't changed since Thomas Paine was passing out broadsheets.
real estate and car ads. Go on lione. As the population gets more computer literate (and it will) the newspaper will be left behind. Only the computer illiterate will be the target market for dead tree media, and that may explain a lot about what is going on in the media right now. They may already know it.

3/29/2008 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting to hear all this blame calling on Democrats for this State to be in such the lousy financial shape that it is. Let's not forget we just had a huge expensive trial to convict our last Governor (a REPUBLICAN) who knew he was guilty. Let's not forget one of the most scandalous people to ever lead the Cook County Sheriff's Dept. was our own ex-Supt. Jim O'Grady...he and "The Bohemian" ran CCSD into the GROUND.
While I can point to more than a handful of Democrats who are running business away from this state, starting with our own beloved Mayor, don't think for a minute that the Democrats have a lock on either stupidity or thievery. And the CC State's Attorney's race? Peraica? He's yet to show anyone who is paying attention any real character, in fact, he's show a distinct lack of it over at least the past 18 months. I'd rather see Judy Baar Topinka run for that office first.

3/29/2008 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Win a Vacation" ad running on the front page is the sign that the SunTimes condition is terminal.

3/29/2008 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the story of the recently murdered, 15 year-old west sider, never in a gang, Chicago Public High School student on ABC.

They didn't mention the count. Did the count stop? Are we still counting?

3/29/2008 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On somedays, the Times seems more like a newsletter than a newspaper. It's getting thinner and thinner. Last week there was a Rizza.com banner on the front page!
I don't recall that ever happening before.

3/29/2008 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'd rather see Judy Baar Topinka run for that office first.

3/29/2008 06:02:00 PM"


Fuck off, Judy, nobody wants to see your funky face or hear your whiny, bitchrag voice.

3/30/2008 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the accounting firm of kiss and caroll.

4/01/2008 09:33:00 PM  

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