Majority of daily newspapers show declines in latest ABC circulation report

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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. Its sibling publication, the Boston Globe , reported decreases in daily circulation to 386,415 (down 6.7%) and Sunday to 587,292 (down 9.9%). 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. —Matthew Schwartz
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