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ePublishing is a Growth Industry

LinkedIn Analytics studied data that shows the media business has been in overdrive, especially during this 2012 election season, but it’s now pushing pixels, not paper. According to the data studied by LinkedIn, the professional social network, the newspaper industry experienced a 28.4 percent shrink rate between 2007 and 2011.

Contrast newspapers’ huge drop with the gain experienced in the second-fastest-growing industry, according to the same LinkedIn data: online publishing. New-media companies posted a staggering 24.3 percent gain, coming in only behind the “Internet” overall. Look at the chart below and compare the green online publishing dot with the red newspaper dot.

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