Friday, November 14, 2008

Newspaper, magazine circulations fall on tough times

Almost 70% of daily newspapers have seen circulation dropping since last year, according to the third-quarter figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

Although the global media industry is in turmoil, consumers continue to support specific titles, the data show.

The only categories to show growth were community newspapers, free newspapers, and custom magazines, all of which are distributed free or at nominal cost to consumers. However, community newspapers grew as a result of additional new titles, rather than growing existing ones.

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