Online websites have now cemented their position as the nation's No. 1 source of news, overtaking television and practically burying print publications six feet under as younger Americans embrace digital platforms.
The latest evidence comes from the circulation report on the nation's top 125 magazines that found a six-month drop of 11.4 percent this year following a 14.2 percent drop in the last six months of 2014.
The biannual Alliance for Audited Media found that "total paid circulation" for 86 of 125 top magazines, or 71 percent, saw circulation drop, according to a new report in Media Life Magazine....
Ah, Chris, it shows you are a young sprout "Reader's Digest" was quite good and getting many good article condensed in a small format was just excellent -- unfortunately they tried to do that with the Bible, which did neither the Bible or them any good.
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In some ways the decline of printed magazines is extremely sad it is definitely costly. I enjoy the printed books and papers, and also you're going to stop paying for more Internet information for these companies to make up the revenue.
Brother Elmer wrote: O dear, can't even mention composting toilets. The false doctrine of pooping in water and then trying to clean that water so people can drink is disgusting, sick, and of the devil!
There is an art in the printing and binding of books, especially the bible, my pride shows up when I spy a certain bible "on sale". Best buy I ever made was a Cambridge concord wide margin in calfskin- I kid not, 7.75. Marked down 90%. Unbelievable, seems the bible store wanted to rid itself of quality in order to stock up on whatever mess Zondervon was pushing.
Gotta say christopher000 , I am with you,never liked ebooks etc , nothing like the tactile experience when picking up and reading a book, not to mention the utter joy of browsing book shops. Maybe its a generational thing, as far as it applies to me that is.Not inferring you are an old dude like me cChristopher :-)
I do like listening to the audio Bible tho, in fact every night before I get my head down, its on with the slimline headphones and on with the audio bible. I highly recommend it.. dropping off to sleep with someone reading The Word to me, pure heaven :-) Don't know about you guys, but have noticed an increased number of folk using electronic gadgets when reading the scriptures in church ... Sign of the times methinks...
I thought the newspapers and the TV news were the devil until I got a load of the propaganda online ... lol Huffington Post comes to mind, Yahoo news, they don't even proofread for grammar and spelling and fact checking is way below the shoddy fact checking of print and TV news ...
I use laptops, tablets, and have all the other gadgets, but when it comes to reading, for me, nothing replaces a book or magazine. I've just never got into the digital mags or ebooks. The only magazines I get are Midnight Call and Handyman. I will listen to audio books at times, but that's pretty much just the Bible while working. I just like the smell and feel, etc, of books, like being able to place a bookmark where I ended, etc. I know...who cares.