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October 30, 2006

What happened to all of our readers?

Topics: Media

For the fourth consecutive time, semi-annual reports register a severe drop in the daily circulation of major newspapers.

The Los Angeles Times reported that daily circulation fell 8% to 775,766. Sunday dropped 6% to 1,172,005.
The San Francisco Chronicle was down. Daily dropped 5.3% to 373,805 and Sunday fell 7.3% to 432,957.
The New York Times lost 3.5% daily to 1,086,798 and 3.5% on Sunday to 1,623,697. Its sister publication, The Boston Globe, reported decreases in daily circulation, down 6.7% to 386,415 and Sunday, down 9.9% to 587,292.

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Losses at the Miami Herald were steep. Daily circulation fell 8.8% to 265,583 and Sunday fell 9.1% to 361,846.

Daily circulation at The Arizona Republic declined 2.5% to 397,294 and 2.6% on Sunday to 503,943.

With the rise of internet media sources traditional (liberal) rags newspapers have a tough time keeping up. It's going to get a lot worse before media companies start giving away their pravda product and call for a national newspaper bail-out.

Hugh Hewitt provides an insightful analysis.

Posted by tim at October 30, 2006 5:59 PM



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