Archive for October 12th, 2010

Newspapers, e-readers a natural fit

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

It’s not surprising that the same adults affluent enough to buy an e-reader, such as a Kindle or Nook, also still read newspapers.

“Scarborough Research found that fully 78 percent of adults in so-called ‘e-reader households,’ which number about 4 million, read a newspaper in print or online within the past week,” Editor & Publisher says. “That compares with 71 percent of all adults. E-reader households are 11 percent more likely to read a newspaper regularly than an average adult.”

Adults in e-reader households are also 9 percent percent more likely than all adults nationally to have read a printed newspaper during the past week, and 48 percent more likely than all consumers nationally to have visited a newspaper website within the past month.

“E-reader devices are becoming an important technology for millions of Americans, and our data confirms their emergence as a natural companion to newspapers,” said Gary Meo, senior vice president of digital media and newspaper services for Scarborough Research. “At this point, many newspaper publishers are determining strategies for making their content available on e-reader devices, and this is creating a new opportunity to monetize content and increase readership.”

Magazine ads up in 3Q

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Magazine advertising grew in the third quarter for the second quarter in a row, up 3.6 percent July-September compared to last year, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. Year-to-date ad pages are still down 1.6 percent for the first nine months of the year, Media Daily News reports.

One hundred and thirty-six magazines showed growth, compared to 25 in the third quarter of 2009.