Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Future of the New York Times - Illustrated

Need more evidence of the diminished value of the old-line newspaper business? Powerline and American Thinker report that the money-losing sale of the Tribune Company was even worse than previously thought. The seller was forced to throw in five blocks of prime land on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

A/T's Rosslyn Smith wonders "what a dead tree media outlet is worth as [an] ongoing business today." Let's review and predict, shall we?

The New York Times, circa 1933.

The New York Times, circa 1960.

The New York Times, circa 2004.

The New York Times, circa 2006.

Detecting a trend in newspaper size?

My newspaper, circa 2008.

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Looks like the size of the paper is diminishing nearly as fast as the stock price. And I'm quite relieved that I've never owned any Times stock. It's sinking faster than an old canoe carrying Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell.

Hat tip: Larwyn

Oven-fresh good readin', just like Mama used to make:
Anchoress, Blogs of War, Conservative Beach Girl, Gateway Pundit, Hugh Hewitt, Ironic Surrealism, Jules Crittenden, Moonbattery, In the Bullpen, OTB, Passionate America, Patterico, Rick Moran, Sister Toldjah, STACLU, USS Neverdock, Wizbang

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