Radio Competition with Newspapers

Archive Report

The question of radio as a growing and formidable competitor of newspapers, both in news distribution and advertising, has been the subject of heated discussion at recent meetings of publishers, press associations and editors. Formerly regarded as a matter giving little cause for concern, radio, through its rapid and steady advance as a news and advertising medium, is now seriously alarming many publishers. Substantial losses in newspaper advertising linage, many of them traceable to radio competition, underlie and support their apprehension. At its convention in New-York, April 22–24, 1931, the American Newspaper Publishers Association took steps to combat such competition and protect the interests of newspapers. Action has also been taken in Canada through appointment of a committee representing the Canadian Press, a coöperative ...

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