Newspaper ads in the U.S. are at a 10-year low. Alan Mutter has a great analysis of how this is actually much worse than it seems. This chart sums it all up:
On the home front, a new Turkish newspaper just got launched. The brand new Taraf has been met with a lot of expectations, since there are deep concerns about the independence of Turkish media, with one dominant media company, and a large stake in media, indirectly, by the government.
Taraf has sold 42K on its first day. A week later, it is reportedly selling around 11K.
Looks like another failure.
By the way, notice the lack of a link for Taraf. You guessed it: It does not have a website!!!