A Dying Breed
O'Brien, Meredith, The Quill
Despite recent attempts to reverse the trend, afternoon papers seem headed toward extinction
Blame it on CNN.
Or on worsening urban traffic.
Or even on all those dot.coms out there.
While theories on why the afternoon newspaper has been dying abound, experts agree on one thing: It's on its way out.
Between 1975 and 1998, there has been a 46 percent decrease in the number of evening papers while the number of morning papers has increased 113 percent, according to Newspaper Association of America statistics. During that same period, afternoon daily circulation has hemorrhaged, losing 68 percent of its readers.
As a result, more and more …
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Publication information: Article title: A Dying Breed. Contributors: O'Brien, Meredith - Author. Magazine title: The Quill. Volume: 88. Issue: 1 Publication date: January/February 2000. Page number: 12. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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