SEVERE WX: Frost Advisory View Alerts

Newspaper Circulation Down, Multiple Local Papers Closing Across The Nation

The local newspaper industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself lately.

Posted: Jan. 16, 2019 3:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) - The local news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself lately.

Newspaper circulation is down sharply, and so is employment in the newspaper industry. Financial cutbacks have led to the shutdown of nearly 1,800 daily and weekly newspapers since 2004, and given rise to new terminology to describe what's left in their wake. "News deserts" describes parts of the country no longer covered by daily journalists, while "ghost newspapers" is a term for publications with much more limited circulation and ambition.

Facebook's $300 million donation Tuesday to fund local news initiatives helped put the problem in focus. So did the ownership bid for the Gannett company, publisher of USA Today and several daily newspapers, by a company known for making sharp financial cutbacks.

Article Comments

Medford
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 27°
Brookings
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 32°
Crater Lake
Clear
22° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 15°
Feels Like: 10°
Grants Pass
Overcast
30° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 30°
Klamath Falls
Clear
22° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 10°
Cold & Slippery Start to Thursday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

The Crater School of Business is Helping Students Reach New Heights

Image

VIDEO FORECAST: Snowy Travel Weather

Image

New Southern Oregon Aspire Computer Store Opens

Image

Daily J! - Billboard Charts

Image

Wyden Discusses LNG Pipeline

Image

Senator Wyden Holds Town Hall in Medford

Image

Grizzly Bears Bound for Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show

Image

Seven Feathers - Cagesport MMA

Image

Seven Feathers - Car Giveaway

Image

Seven Feathers - Wrestling

Community Events