Advertising revenue for the New York Times Media Group decreased 2.9%. Retail advertising revenue was down mainly due to softness in the general retail and national retail categories. Classified advertising revenue declined because of weakness in real estate, help-wanted and automotive advertising.
Advertising revenue for the News Media Group, which includes the New York Times Media Group, the New England Media Group and Regional Media Group, fell 5%. Internet ad revenue for the News Media Group grew 19.3%. Circulation revenue for the News Media Group rose 4%.