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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 […]

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)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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