New York—The Audit Bureau of Circulations FAS-FAX report for the six-month period ended Sept. 30, shows steep circulation declines for most of the nation’s top 25 newspapers. The overall decline for daily circulation was 2.5% while Sunday circulation was off an average of 3%. It is the fourth consecutive semiannual report from the ABC to show circulation declines. Just three of the top 25 newspapers had circulation increases: New York Post
(704,011, up 5.3%); (New York) Daily News
, (693,382, up 1.0%); and St. Louis Post-Dispatch
(276,588, up 0.6%). The New York Times
declined 3.5% daily to 1,086,798 and 3.5% Sunday to 1,623,697. Daily circulation for The Wall Street Journal
was down 1.9% to 2,043,235. The paper’s Weekend Edition circulation fell 6.7% to 1,945,830.