What are the major challenges facing the newspaper industry?

What are the major challenges facing the newspaper industry?

The study found that the technological challenges affecting management of Scope Newspaper include frequent changes in technology; lack of appropriate technology, lack of efficient knowledge and skills needed for modern newspaper production and poor application of modern technology.

What are the challenges faced by print media today?

The challenges are: low cover price, growth of ‘paid’ news, major investment to establish presence in non-home markets, growth of regional newspapers, entry of traditional players, ad revenue dominated by certain sectors like education, services, Hindi and vernacular growing strongly.

Is the newspaper industry dying?

According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center, weekday newspaper circulation fell by seven percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2015 while Sunday circulation dropped by four percent over the same period, the greatest decline for each since 2010.

Why is there a decline in newspapers?

Circulation revenues from newsstand sales and print advertising revenues have shrunk as a result, with news publishers forced to diversify to survive. The Daily Star has held up best against the decline following growth of 55 per cent between 2000 and 2010.

What are the threats to newspaper?

Journalists and journalism itself are facing other threats such as censorship, political and economic pressure, intimidation, job insecurity and attacks on the protection of journalists’ sources.

What are the contemporary problems of newspaper and magazine?

The finding of this study revealed that different challenges affect newspaper and magazine production and management in Nigeria, which include among others ownership interference, legal constraints, loss of revenue, circulation, funding, low advert and government patronage, and low readership.

What are the disadvantages of print media?

Demerits of Print Media:

  • Not for a global audience.
  • Requires multiple exposures.
  • Requires a lot of planning.
  • Competition for attention is fierce.
  • Hard to target a specific audience.
  • Higher cost.
  • Requires longer lead times.

What are some problems faced by traditional media?


  • Long lead times. Unable to deliver your message immediately.
  • High CPM for mass audience advertising.
  • Heavy advertising clutter – often half of a magazine is advertising.
  • Poor local coverage.
  • Can’t deliver your message with a high frequency.

What is happening to the newspaper industry?

With increasing subscription and newsstand prices, Pew estimates the revenue for circulation in 2020 totaled $11.1 billion, similar to the previous year of $11.0 billion. With the economic slowdown and most retail outlets and community events temporarily shut down, newspaper ad revenue declined sharply in 2020.

How can we save the newspaper industry?

So, for what it is worth, here are the 18 things I think could save the industry.

  1. Stop living in the past and waiting for the glory of print to return.
  2. Recognise that the old newspaper business model is dead.
  3. Stop pretending it is the only industry with a big audience.
  4. Get serious about classifieds again.

How has the newspaper industry changed?

It’s a shift that has been underway for years. Most newspapers now have online editions. Subscription models have gone beyond print-only into digital-only and print-digital combinations — and as print-only circulation is dropping, digital and combination circulation is on the rise.

What happened to newspapers?

In 2020, the circulation (print and digital) of weekday newspapers was 24.3 million and for Sunday newspapers it was 25.8 million, both a year-over-year decline of 6%. In contrast, in 1990, the weekday newspaper circulation was 63.2 million and for Sunday newspapers it was 62.6 million.