This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, use the Reprints tool at the top of any article or visit: www.mbreprints.com.

Back to Previous Page

 Mail    Print   Share Share

Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.08.05

Newspaper circulation slows, so don't feel bad about that rejection from Columbia

November 8, 2005
Still holding out hope for a newspaper job someday? Don't hold your breath. The latest installment in a series of circulation declines dropped on Monday and this storyline just gets uglier and uglier. Newspapers collectively lost 2.6 percent of their circulation over the past six months compared to the same period the year before, the biggest such decline since 1991. (At least they're not posting all-time drops quite yet.) The country's second largest chain, Knight Ridder, is facing a shareholder revolt and may put itself up for sale. Why is it a potentially tempting takeover target? Well, because ...

AvantGuild Sign Up Now!Sign Up Now!

The How to Pitch series is worth its weight in gold. In just the first month I'd already benefited enough to consider the cost of joining well worth it. -- Gaen Murphree
AvantGuild benefits give you access to:
  • Premium content, including our How to Pitch Guides, an indispensable tool for freelance writers. view sample >
  • Savings of up to $35 per class on mediabistro.com courses and seminars.
  • Insurance discounts for freelancers and small businesses, including medical, dental, auto and home.
  • Lots of other professional discounts, including ZipCar (a $50 value) and your choice of magazine subscriptions (a $10 value).

... and much more! View all benefits or Sign up now!

Already an AvantGuild member?

Log in here to view the full page.

Email
remember me
Password
forgot your password?