Houston Matters

Declining Print Circulation Fuels the Ever-Changing Newsroom

According to print circulation numbers for the top 25 newspapers in the nation — including the Houston Chronicle — there are only two papers from coast to coast that sell more than 500,000 daily print products (and the Chronicle is not one of them). After a decade of decline, is print media still in a nosedive? Will newspapers […]

Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaAccording to print circulation numbers for the top 25 newspapers in the nation — including the Houston Chronicle — there are only two papers from coast to coast that sell more than 500,000 daily print products (and the Chronicle is not one of them).

After a decade of decline, is print media still in a nosedive? Will newspapers even be with us in ten years? Or, are intentionally smaller, more focused neighborhood publications supplanting big city papers?

We talk about the changing face of print media with Kristen Hare, a media reporter for Poynter.org, and Cyrus Saatsaz, a journalism professor at the University of Houston.

MORE: A New Blueprint for Reinventing Legacy Newsrooms (Poynter.org, May 24, 2016)

Share