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ABC Top 25 (March '08)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by derwood, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    1. USA Today, 2,284,219, up 0.3 percent
    2. Wall Street Journal, 2,069,463, up 0.4 percent
    3. New York Times, 1,077,256, down 3.9 percent
    4. Los Angeles Times, 773,884, down 5.1 percent
    5. New York Daily News, 703,137, down 2.1 percent
    6. New York Post, 702,488, down 3.1 percent
    7. Washington Post, 673,180, down 3.6 percent
    8. Chicago Tribune, 541,663, down 4.4 percent
    9. Houston Chronicle, 494,131, down 1.8 percent
    10. Arizona Republic, 413,332, down 4.7 percent
    11. Newsday, Long Island, 379,613, down 4.7 percent
    12. San Francisco Chronicle, 370,345, down 4.2 percent
    13. Dallas Morning News, 368,313, down 10.6 percent
    14. Boston Globe, 350,605, down 8.3 percent
    15. Newark Star-Ledger, 345,130, down 7.4 percent
    16. Philadelphia Inquirer, 334,150, down 5.1 percent
    17. Cleveland Plain Dealer, 330,280, down 4.2 percent
    18. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 326,907, down 8.5 percent
    19. Minneapolis Star Tribune, 321,984, down 6.7 percent
    20. St. Petersburg Times, Florida, 316,007, down 2.1 percent
    21. Chicago Sun Times, 312,274, n.a.
    22. Detroit Free Press, 308,944, down 6.5 percent
    23. Portland Oregonian, 304,399, down 4.8 percent
    24. San Diego Union-Tribune, 288,669, down 2.6 percent
    25. Sacramento Bee, 268,755, down 3.7 percent
     
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That is depresssing.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Which more?

    That it's down big generally, or that the multicolor fishwrap and the Murdoch-owned WSJ are up?
     
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    The three worst drops were the Dallas Morning News, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Boston Globe.

    Didn't all three just go through massive newsroom cuts in the last year or two? And can you make the argument that the reduction in quality that comes with such cuts might have something to do with the plummeting circulation?

    Throwing that out for debate.
     
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Do they go beyond the Top 25?
     
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Also, how big is the Boston metro area?
     
  7. Shifty Squid

    Shifty Squid Member

    Or were the massive newsroom cuts a response to the dwindling circulation?

    I don't know the answer to that question, just throwing it out as another possibility. And I also recognize that JB's questions and mine are not mutually exclusive.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Can I pick both?
     
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Sometimes big cuts are a result of scaling back of home delivery to outlying areas.

    At least that's what I keep telling myself.
     
  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    The Sunday numbers are more depressing. Not a single top 25 paper gained or maintained circulation. Every single one had a drop. The worst being Denver that lost more than 100,000 readers in six months, that could be explained by something else. I don't know the scene that well over there.
    Only two papers are over a million, this time five years ago, six papers were over the one million mark for Sunday.

    Newspaper Name -- As of 03/31/08 -- As of 03/31/07 -- % Change

    THE NEW YORK TIMES: 1,476,400 -- 1,627,062 -- (-9.26%)
    LOS ANGELES TIMES: 1,101,981 -- 1,173,095 -- (-6.06%)
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE: 898,703 -- 940,621 -- (-4.46%)
    THE WASHINGTON POST: 890,163 -- 930,989 -- (-4.39%)
    DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK: -- 704,157 -- 775,544 -- (-9.20%)

    HOUSTON CHRONICLE: 632,797 -- 677,425 -- (-6.59%)
    THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: 630,665 -- 672,953 -- (-6.28%)
    DETROIT FREE PRESS: 606,374 -- 639,531 -- (-5.18%)
    DENVER POST/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS: 600,026 -- 704,169 -- (-14.79%)
    STAR TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS: 534,063 -- 574,385 -- (-7.02%)

    BOSTON GLOBE: 525,959 -- 562,273 -- (-6.46%)
    THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: 520,215 -- 563,079 -- (-7.61%)
    THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: 515,523 -- 541,757 -- (-4.84%)
    NEWARK STAR-LEDGER: 500,382 -- 570,523 -- (-12.29%)
    THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: 497,149 -- 523,687 -- (-5.07%)

    NEWSDAY: 441,728 -- 464,169 -- (-4.83%)
    ST. PETERSBURG (FLA.) TIMES: 432,779 -- 430,893 -- 0.44%
    CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER: 428,090 -- 442,482 -- (-3.25%)
    SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: 424,603 -- 438,006 -- (-3.06%)
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH: 414,564 -- 407,754 -- 1.67%

    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER, TIMES: 409,231 -- 423,634 -- (-3.40%)
    NEW YORK POST: 401,315 -- 439,202 -- (-8.63%)
    MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL: 384,539 -- 400,317 -- (-3.94%)
    THE SUN, BALTIMORE: 372,970 -- 377,561 -- (-1.22%)
    THE OREGONIAN: 361,988 -- 375,914 -- (-3.70%)
     
  11. I suspect some genius should figure this out.
    Fast.
     
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Denver dropped a ton (double-figure for the Post and Rocky Mountain News in daily as well) because of the decision to cut back on special advertiser-sponsored copies that are delivered to nonsubscribers.
     
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