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English: US newspaper advertising revenue, corrected for inflation
Source Own work
Graph and source program are own work by uploader. Consumer Price Index numerical data from the website of the United States Department of Labor. U.S. newspaper advertising revenue data shown here was published on the website of the Newspaper Association of America, but was withdrawn in 2014. Last available NAA data (2003-2014) was also shown graphed on the website of Statista, but the accompanying text gave an "estimated" figure of $14.87b for 2015. A similar graph to this appeared previously on the "Carpe Diem" blog of Mark J. Perry.
Author Dave Farrance
SVG development
Created with Matplotlib-logo.svg
This vector image was created with Matplotlib.


#!/usr/bin/env python3
from matplotlib.pylab import *
  17300, 16400, 14870]
corr1950= array( [0.001]*len(infla1950) )
for j in range(len(corr1950) - 2, -1, -1):
  corr1950[j] = corr1950[j+1] * ((100.0 + infla1950[j+1]) / 100.0)
rc('axes', lw=2.0)
plot(range(1950, 1950 + len(print1950)), print1950 * corr1950,
  'r-', lw=4.0, label='Print revenue')
plot(range(2003, 2003 + len(onlin2003)),
  onlin2003 * corr1950[2003 - 1950: 2003 - 1950 + len(onlin2003)],
  'b-', lw=4.0, label='Online revenue')
ylabel("Billions of today\'s dollars", size=14.5)
rc('legend', fontsize=14.5, edgecolor="black"); legend(loc=2)


With the proviso that some rights to the numerical source data may be retained by the Newspaper Association of America, I release the graph and its source program to the public domain.

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current18:37, 27 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 18:37, 27 August 2018511 × 335 (71 KB)FarryCorrection to inflation calculation
09:30, 27 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 09:30, 27 August 2018513 × 324 (71 KB)FarryIncrease font size for better appearance in thumbnails
17:06, 26 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 17:06, 26 August 2018512 × 325 (67 KB)FarryAdjust aspect-ratio and border width
15:07, 26 August 2018Thumbnail for version as of 15:07, 26 August 2018508 × 364 (71 KB)FarryData up to 2015 (last available as of 2018)
19:29, 29 May 2013Thumbnail for version as of 19:29, 29 May 2013660 × 490 (77 KB)Farry2012 data added
14:00, 18 September 2012Thumbnail for version as of 14:00, 18 September 2012656 × 488 (81 KB)FarryUser created page with UploadWizard
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