'Newsday,' 'Hoy' Circ Figures Worse Than Reported

Tribune Stresses Recent Changes at Daily Papers

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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.

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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.

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