Chart of The Week
Though the above chart is telling, the negative CAGR for newspapers does not communicate the whole truth with respect to the importance of traditional press. Newspapers across America are shaping this year’s election by cultivating an influential voice. A newspaper’s voice often communicates the importance of voting and the direction that the metropolitan area’s micro-economy should lean. This voice can hold weight that national news or cable news cannot. In cities like Columbus or Charlotte or Austin or Philadelphia, there may be no greater influence than this evolving form of old media.
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