Online Publishing at Top – Newspapers at Bottom

An interesting report published by LinkedIn that calculated the growth rates in industry size between 2007 and 2011. Here’s what they found:

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Look at what’s at the bottom:

  • Newspapers

Look at what’s at the top:

  • Internet
  • Online Publishing

What’s fascinating about this is that most Newspapers and traditional publications are having such a hard time moving their business to online models.  It’s a classic innovator’s dilemma.  Their successful, larger business makes it hard to innovate to smaller, new businesses.

Of course, what’s scary for Newspapers and traditional publications is the following graph:

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Interesting and challenging times for traditional publishers.

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