National ad revenue was fueled by growth in international fashion, technology, packaged goods, corporate and hotel advertising. Retail ad revenue decreased due to softness in national chain store advertising.
Overall advertising revenue for the News Media Group, which includes the New York Times Media Group, New England Media Group and Regional Media Group, fell 4.6%.
Internet ad revenue for the News Media Group grew 28.2%, while circulation revenue rose 3.6%. In July, the Times raised both its newsstand and home-delivery prices.