A Major Print-Media Bankruptcy is Likely in 2012, Voters Say
Out of 743 voters, only 158 (21 percent) chose “None of the above” on the question of which four print-dependent U.S. companies would go belly up in 2012. Leading the pack was Barnes & Noble, with 227 votes—which still means that 70 percent of the voters think it won’t go bankrupt this year.
With 161 votes (21 percent), Quad/Graphics edged out Verso Paper (157 votes; 21 percent) for second place, with the U.S. Postal Service not far behind at 153 votes (20 percent).
Despite being voted most likely to succumb, B&N’s stock price is up 4 percent since the poll was announced