Pew finds embattled newspaper industry still pulls in more than half of all news revenue

Revenue is not the same thing as profit, but still I was surprised by these findings.

20140326-095431.jpgThe Pew research team attempted a revenue estimate for all the branches of the United States news industry it has covered in past reports. The surprising conclusion: Even though newspaper advertising revenue has fallen by half over the last decade, including subscriptions and other revenue, the industry still accounts for $38.6 billion of $63.6 billion in news revenue per year. That is roughly 61 percent of the total. —Poynter