Mainstream Media Meltdown

In the spirit of endism, here’s a list of all the forms of major media and how they’re trending. Make of it what you will.

Flat to Down to Way Down:


To include books along with all the other media dinosaurs is misleading.

The growth rate of books seems flat, but compared to the other traditional media, books look healthy.

I’m also not sure that measuing the advertising dollars spent on the web is a good way to measure the importance of that media. So, while the author coyly withholds commentary in an attempt to appear unbiased, the selection and organization of this particular list carries an ideological slant. I’m not criticizing the author for having an ideology, I’m just noting the rhetorical impact of the author’s compositional decisions.