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The Decline of the Daily Newspaper

Herndon, Keith L.

The Decline of the Daily Newspaper

How an American Institution Lost the Online Revolution

Series: Digital Formations - Volume 83

Year of Publication: 2012

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 306 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4331-1720-6 hb.  (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4331-1974-3 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.560 kg, 1.235 lbs

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Book synopsis

This book describes the failure of the once powerful U.S. newspaper industry to adapt in the online era. From a historical perspective the book examines the issues and forces that shaped the industry, during the formative years of the online era through to today’s wireless-based marketplace, taking into account how consumers embraced interactivity and the ensuing emergence of user-generated content. Numerous examples critically detail how newspaper companies viewed online media forms, how they deployed them, and for what purpose. The Decline of the Daily Newspaper provides insight into how the decisions made in the early years of the online era have influenced the industry’s current economic condition.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Keith L. Herndon, PhD (Curtin University’s Department of Internet Studies), is a strategic research consultant. His long career in media and technology includes experience as a reporter, editor, and new media executive. He also has taught research methods, ethics, management, and other media courses at Kennesaw State University and the University of Georgia.


Digital Formations. Vol. 83
General Editor: Steve Jones