October 29, 2008

Steep Newspaper Circulation Declines Continue

DownGraphExcept for the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Even the New York Post had a big decline during the past 12 months.

Circulations as of September 30 for daily and Sunday with one-year changes, along with a chart showing 5-year results and percentage changes, are after the jump.

Commentary is at NewsBusters.

NewspaperCircsSept2003to2008

Here are the one-year changes in daily circulation of the top 25 (link won’t work after a while):

USA TODAY — 2,293,310 — +0.01%
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL — 2,011,999 — +0.01%
NEW YORK TIMES — 1,000,665 — (-3.58%)
LOS ANGELES TIMES — 739,147 — (-5.20%)
DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK — 632,595 — (-7.16%)

NEW YORK POST — 625,421 — (-6.25%)
THE WASHINGTON POST — 622,714 — (-1.94%)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE — 516,032 — (-7.75%)
HOUSTON CHRONICLE — 448,271 — (-11.66%)
NEWSDAY — 377,517 — (-2.58%)

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC — 361,333 — (-5.51%)
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — 339,430 — (-7.07%)
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS — 338,933 — (-9.28%)
BOSTON GLOBE — 323,983 — (-10.18%)
STAR TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS — 322,360 — (-4.26%)

STAR-LEDGER, NEWARK, N.J. — 316,280 — (-10.40%)
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES — 313,176 — (-3.94%)
PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND — 305,529 — (-8.58%)
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER — 300,674 — (-11.06%)
DETROIT FREE PRESS — 298,243 — (-6.84%)

THE OREGONIAN — 283,321 — (-8.45%)
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION — 274,999 — (-13.62%)
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE — 269,819 — (-3.00%)
ST. PETERSBURG (FLA.) TIMES — 268,935 — (-6.88%)
THE SACRAMENTO BEE — 253,249 — (-4.22%)

Here are the one-year changes in Sunday circulation of the top 25 (link won’t work after a while):

THE NEW YORK TIMES — 1,438,585 — (-4.12%)
LOS ANGELES TIMES — 1,055,076 — (-5.13%)
THE WASHINGTON POST — 866,057 — (-3.19%)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE — 864,845 — (-5.78%)
DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK — 674,104 — (-7.19%)

DETROIT FREE PRESS — 605,369 — (-3.73%)
HOUSTON CHRONICLE — 584,164 — (-15.73%)
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER — 556,426 — (-13.75%)
DENVER POST/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS — 545,442 — (-9.13%)
STAR TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS — 520,828 — (-8.63%)

BOSTON GLOBE — 503,659 — (-8.24%)
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS — 483,841 — (-7.54%)
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION — 464,805 — (-2.35%)
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC — 463,036 — (-3.65%)
STAR-LEDGER, NEWARK, N.J. — 455,699 — (-14.68%)

NEWSDAY — 433,894 — (-4.47%)
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH — 423,588 — +0.80%
PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND — 411,061 — (-7.79%)
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE — 398,116 — (-7.44%)
ST. PETERSBURG (FLA.) TIMES — 390,289 — 0.09%

NEW YORK POST — 386,105 — (-4.78%)
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, TIMES — 382,332 — (-9.10%)
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL — 375,857 — (-3.83%)
THE BALTIMORE SUN — 350,640 — (-3.89%)
THE OREGONIAN — 344,950 — (-7.12%)

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1 Comment

  1. It’s clear that we need to do more to champion democratic causes so more people will buy our papers.

    Sincerely,

    US media

    Comment by Gordon — October 29, 2008 @ 11:59 am

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