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Newspaper decline continues

Newsspaper circulation has dropped 1.9 percent at major U.S. newspapers in the six-month period ending in March, marking one of the worst declines in recent years. The circulation of the Los Angeles Times dropped 7.9 percent from the prior year. Drudge has the stats on the top 20 papers. Only USA Today went up slightly. Wall Street Journal also reports on the phenomenon. In the meantime, Pajamas Media is being organized. Also see this.

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As soon as my wife can find an alternate source for the coupons and sales in the Sunday paper, we’ll drop the Akron Beacon Journal altogether. I can wait.


just a quick scan of the papers with the worst drop seems to suggest that the are the major offendors - those who most seem to be in the business of opinion -making instead of news reporting. Only the Star-Tribune is bvreaking that trend.

Can the MSM--at least the print MSM--survive as essentially a niche-marketed diversion for metrosexual, blue-state liberals? The pocket barons of the MSM may find out ere long.

Mr. Schramm - Are you referring to the webpages to which you linked? According to the Audit Bureau stats posted on Drudge’s site, USA Today was NOT the only paper that has seen increased circulation. The New York Times, New York Post and Minn. Star-Tribune also had INCREASES in their circulation from the year prior. And, incidentally, the LATimes circ. drop that you cite is just for the Sunday edition; the DAILY circulation has dropped "only" 6.5 percent.

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