Decline in the U.S. newspaper industry in 3 charts


This chart shows U.S. newspaper print revenue in nominal dollars.


Take the same data and adjust it for inflation. Now we’re nearly at 1950 levels. (2011 dollars)


Now take the inflation adjusted data and do a per capita calculation. Newspaper revenue is a tiny fraction of its peak and less than half of 1950 levels.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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