News websites in the US and the UK racked up record traffic numbers in August, traditionally a slow month, according to a report on Poynter.
Advertising revenues continued to decline for US newspapers in the second quarter of this year. Erik Sass of MediaDailyNews reports that the latest figures from the Newspaper Association of America show total ad revenues dropped 6.4 percent to $5.6 billion in the second quarter of 2012 from $6 billion in the second quarter of 2011. "Print ad revenues fell 7.9 percent from $5.2 billion to $4.8 billion, while online ad revenue growth remained anemic with a 2.9 percent increase from $803 million to $827 million," Sass writes.
Does the Los Angeles Times qualify as a charity case? asks veteran blogger Alan D. Mutter, who examines the paper's recent $1 million gift from the Ford Foundation.