In yesterday's New York Times, Eric Pfanner writes about how a recent study by German newspapers criticizes American Publishers and why. There are some interesting statistics from the piece. One, from 1998-2008, newspaper circulation fell 27 percent in the US vs 19 percent in Germany. Less than half of Americans read newspapers where as more than 70 percent of Germans do. The analysis sheds the blame on a "reckless cuts in editorial and production quality."
You can read the piece here. Oh and it's free;-)