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U.S. newspaper advertising drops for 17th consecutive quarter

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Arlington, Va.—Total online and print advertising expenditures in newspapers declined 5.38% to $6.10 billion in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, according to data released by the Newspaper Association of America. It marked the 17th straight quarter of decline for the beleaguered industry.

Print newspaper advertising fell 7.11% to $5.41 billion in the third quarter compared with the year-earlier period. Online advertising provided a bright spot: It increased 10.7% to $689.79 million.

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