Are newspapers dead?

379 U.S. newspapers plunged on average of 10.6% from April – September 2009 which is on top of heavy declines the last years. Why the fast decay? Is digital news replacing old fashion print? Does entertainment news draw more interest?
While much maybe true, in my humble opinion newspapers have added to the mass exodus. The old business model doesn’t work and their refusal to change is simple not working.
Social media appears to be taking the lead with creating meaningful connections and collaboration. Since January of 2009, Facebook has grown 276%, Twitter by 1382% and you YouTube higher than both.

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Janet Osterdock is ZOOM Media’s President and CEO where she focuses on campaign development and implementation. Janet founded ZOOM Cross-Media in 2009 with a team of highly skilled industry specialists. She has a heart for service and works side-by-side with clients to deliver integrated high-impact campaigns. In Janet’s words “implementation is everything and it can make the difference between average performance and outstanding performance.” In her spare time, Janet volunteers in pet therapy at Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Adam Osterdock is ZOOM Media’s Director of Business Development where he focuses on the integration of social, digital, and print media implementation in marketing campaigns. He rejoined Zoom directly after graduating from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where he earned the Cal Alumni Leadership Award and represented UC Berkeley at multiple international business competitions. In his spare time, he volunteers by teaching workshops at the local community college on small business development and business-case analysis.

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