Monday, February 15, 2010

The incredibly shrinking Tribune

We read constantly these days how the newspaper business is in decline. The newspapers have been getting thinner for some time. Now broadsheets are physically shrinking, too. The Chicago Tribune's "broadsheet pages are an inch narrower, its tab pages an inch shallower."

The news hole is smaller. There are even fewer comics.

Only the newsstand price has increased.

Less for more: It's the way it is in modern America.


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well that sucks curmy!

smiles, bee

Dave said...

Though I've ragged on the Atlanta Journal Constitution for years now, its staff getting fewer and fewer as is its budget, it is I hate to admit it doing not too bad with what it has.

What I don't like with the physical shrinkage is that I read it folded and the folds don't work with the new width. Half of the paper puts the fold in the middle of a column.