New circulation numbers are out and it added up to more bad news for the newspaper industry (hat tip: E&P). Among the top 20 newspapers, circulation declined at 18 of them, many dramatically. The San Francisco Chronicle saw its circulation drop off a whopping 16.58%, the Boston Globe saw a decline of 8.25% and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was down 8.73%. Only two papers, the New York Times and Newark Star Ledger saw positive numbers – barely. The Times was up just .46% and the Star Ledger .01%. The circulation report compares activity of the past six months to the same time period of a year ago.
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