Having written a book about trust in the media, I tend to keep track of the endless trust polling that pours forth. Here’s the latest from TNS. When it comes to newspapers TNS observed that less than a quarter (23%) of UK respondents ‘highly trusted’ newspapers. In fact the UK gave the lowest score in this respect with an […]
I’ve been pondering the relationship between journalism and democracy of late, and so too have the academic commenters gathering at the blog of Social Science Research Council boss, Craig Calhoun. Calhoun asks the question Sam Zell has already answered — What is the future of newspapers? And when social scientists smell blood, they’re mostly rubbing […]
Being a TV person, I’m curious about the cost structure of print newspaper operations. Over at the Monday Note, Frédéric Filloux writes: In a typical operation, the biggest costs are industrial ones: around 25%-35% for paper and printing; another 30%-40% for distribution; around 18–25% for editorial; the remaining 10–15% are for administrative and marketing expenditures.
There’s an interesting look at the problems of newspapers online by Robert Ivan at Seeking Alpha, focusing on the New York Times. I don’t know about the assumptions — I’ve seen the cost of the NYT’s newsgathering put at $200m — and I’ve simplified it a little, but here it is: Despite the highest readership of any newspaper […]