A dying breed

Newspapers may not be dead, but the trend is not positive:

The number of UK adults reading at least one national daily newspaper on an average day fell from 26.7 million in 1992 to 21.7 million last year, according to research.

In 1992, 59% of adults read one or more national daily newspapers, compared with 45% last year, the figures from a National Readership Survey commissioned by the House of Lords communications committee found.

Of course, it doesn’t help, in the US at least, that a majority of Americans simply don’t trust the mainstream media to report political issues fairly. Case study one.

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