The Audit Bureau of Circulations is coming out with its report on
newspaper popularity (what else should we call sales) and it’s going to
be bad. The Wall Street Journal (free link) sums up the numbers:
: Gannett down 2.5 percent
: Knight Ridder down 2.9 percent
: Tribune Company down 4 percent (not including scandal-scarred Newsday)
More numbers from E&P:
“McClatchy is breaking its 20-year winning streak this period. Daily
circulation dropped around 1% while there was a “steeper decline” on
: Knight Ridder’s breakdown: down 2 percent daily, 3.5 percent Sunday.
: Belo’s Dallas Morning News: down 7 percent.
: Providence Journal down 2 percent.
: Riverside Press-Enterprise down 3 percent daily, 4 percent Sunday.
: Boston Globe down 7.7 percent daily, 7 percent Sunday.
: NYTimes up 0.4 percent daily, 0.1 percent Sunday. “The increases came
mostly from the paper’s national effort. Circulation for the New York
City area declined.
: Notable quotes above.