The latest circulation figures just came in, and they are ugly. Of the top twenty-five daily papers, only the Wall Street Journal had an increase (less than 1%). Many of the others had double digit decreases -- the New York Post was down more than 20%, and New York Daily News, Houston Chronicle, SF Chronicle, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Newark Star-Ledger, St. Petrsburg Times, Portland Oregonian, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution were each down between ten and twenty percent. Overall:
... for 395 newspapers reporting this spring, daily circulation fell 7% to 34,439,713 copies, compared with the same March period in 2008. On Sunday, for 557 newspapers, circulation was down 5.3% to 42,082,707.Well, at least things can't get any worse than this. Right?