Newspaper readers in the U.K. still spend nearly 90 percent of their time with print. Oh well?

When The New York Times released its earnings report this week, most of the immediate attention was on digital: The Times added 276,000 net new digital subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2016 — its best quarter since 2011, when it first launched its paywall. But all of those new digital readers — and an increase in digital advertising — still weren’t enough to make up for a decline in print advertising: The Times’ print ad revenue fell 20.4 percent in the quarter and was down about 16 percent for the full year. That same-old story is one to keep in mind as you read a new paper, “Newspaper Consumption in the Mobile Age,” from Neil Thurman, professor of communication at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. Thurman looks at time spent reading 11 daily national newspapers in the U.K. and found that “of the Continue reading "Newspaper readers in the U.K. still spend nearly 90 percent of their time with print. Oh well?"

Are Newspaper Publishers Ready for Digital-Only? Not Quite.

The contemporary Western news organizations have implemented ‘digital-first’ strategies, and many of large news publishers regard themselves now as ‘digital-first’ news organizations. However, only a few news publishers are digital in terms of their revenue. These include the German Axel Springer and the Norwegian Schibsted make approximately 62 percent of their revenue from the digital sources. However, their corporate structure differs from legacy publishers such as The New York Times or The Washington Post. A recent report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism suggests that this year more newspapers in Europe and the United States will cease to exist. The Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2017 report also predicts that more papers will move from print to digital-only model. However, the report does not give any details or explain why this may be the case. Based on the survey of 143 editors, chief executives and
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