NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Recent circulation overstatements at Tribune Co. newspapers Newsday and Hoy were worse than those previously disclosed, according to figures the company released today.
'Newsday,' 'Hoy' Reveal Inflated Circulation Figures
Disclosure Adds to Parent Tribune Co.'s Recent Woes
For the six months ended March 31, Newsday overstated its daily circulation by at least 60,000 and its Sunday circulation by over 100,000. At the Spanish-language Hoy, the claimed daily circulation of 109,528 more than doubled its actual circulation, which Tribune said would be between 40,000 and 50,000.
A statement from Jack Fuller, president of Tribune's publishing division, stressed that the publishers and circulation management at both dailies had changed, among other companywide managerial changes.