Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trib solidifes standing, overtakes Post-Gazette for first time

Newspaper industry maven John Morton rifled through his memory for cities still served by two dailies, given the recent deaths of several newspapers.

"Hold on. Let me make sure I'm up to date and haven't missed anything today," said Morton, chuckling at his gallows humor. "Two-newspaper towns are rare. But you still have Boston and New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago."

And Pittsburgh.

In fact, the Tribune-Review solidified its standing in Western Pennsylvania last week by overtaking the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the first time. The Trib topped the P-G in Saturday circulation and is beginning to pull even with Monday-through-Friday editions.

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