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Print is dying. Seriously.

Every journalist knows print is dying, but we still sometimes struggle to grasp the magnitude of the problem. While working on a broader project looking at changes in media consumption, I ended up putting together a chart showing per capita newspaper earnings in America – and the drop that begins in 2005 is simply stunning.

Per capita spending on daily newspapers (measured by newspaper earnings) over time.

Per capita spending on daily newspapers (measured by newspaper earnings) over time.

My storyboard has some more info, but quite frankly, that chart alone is worth the price of admission.

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