Report: Indianapolis Star Newspaper Subscriptions Are Still Tanking 

Two years ago this month I posted on the slow financial death of the Indianapolis Star newspaper. I decided to dive back into financial reports Continue reading →

Indianapolis Star holds a gun debate & no one knew about it

This past Thursday, the Indianapolis Star newspaper finally held their much-anticipated “debate” they wanted on guns. Only problem is they didn’t promote it. That’s because they didn’t want gun owners there. Continue reading →

Angie’s List Inc. is Perfect Example of Crony Capitalists

Angie’s List Inc.recently announced they put their Indianapolis project on hold due to the new RFRA law signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence. This company has been bleeding money for quite some time and just went to the state begging for $18.5 million in public assistance. Here is snapshot I took this morning of how bad the stock has dropped in one year:

Overall Angie’s List announcement on this matter is more desperation than practical. Crony capitalist companies like Angie’s List use tactics like this to hedge their bets in order to get more money out lawmakers then standing up for some social issue.

Indianapolis Star Newspaper Circulation is Tanking

The Indianapolis Star newspaper is struggling with circulation. The numbers I found were up to date as best I could research. Newspapers overall are struggling and losing revenue. I blogged about this before here from the revenue side. I also wrote about the insanity in rationale their writers use in correlating things.

My first stop in finding circulation numbers for the Star was its owners financial report for 2013. Gannett owns the paper. Here is what they reported for the Star’s circulation:

Average 2013 Circulation – Print and Digital Replica and Non-Replica



Now compare this number with two other sources with the first one being from 2005:

My second source comes from Wikipedia in 2008.

Wikipedia had a 2008 source that listed the Star’s circulation standing at 335,303 Daily and 366,349 Sunday. The only problem with this source cited, the link is now defunct.

Even with these numbers being all over the place from 2005 and 2008, it is still safe to draw a firm conclusion from the company’s own CPA certified financial report the Star’s circulation has dwindled substantially.