Gone are the days where a celebrity’s biggest worry is what will be printed about her in the hottest magazine. Magazines are no longer flying off the shelves or being tossed onto lawns in America as frequently as they used to be. Usage of traditional media, such as magazines, cable news, and newspaper, has fallen. In 2015, the Pew Research Center found that weekday circulation of newspaper is down 19% since 2004 and viewership of cable news is down 8% from 2014. Consumers have not stopped reading or listening to the news. They are simply receiving their news from elsewhere.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 16, 2016. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
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