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

Grim

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

Grimmer

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

Grimmest

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.

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Rakesh Agrawal is CEO of redesign | mobile. Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at http://blog.agrawals.org and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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