We love newspapers - and the romantic in us wants to believe newspaper decline will plateau. Unfortunately, there is no evidence of this.
Newspaper circulation globally, aside from China and India, continues to nose-dive.
Australia and Oceania (including New Zealand) has experienced among the steepest declines, a loss of towards 25 per cent over five years, according to the last WAN-IFRA World Press Trends survey.
In consulting to publishers in Australia and New Zealand, and from our observations from study trips and research across the globe, we find media owners and managers face three main challenges:
They might not be able to control market and social forces, but they can take measures to make print stronger for longer. Best of all, they can avoid the seven classic mistakes that we see even the most experienced media managers routinely make:
"Didn't you get the email? Print is dead!
State of Newspapers survey
Are you a newspaper publisher, editor or executive? Are you feeling the pain? Or are you buoyant about the future? Add your voice to this industry survey on the State of Newspapers.