Economy

What's Black & White & Not Really Read All Over Anymore?

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Remember these?

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Those of us who've read and/or worked at newspapers for many (many!) years understood the news wouldn't be good. Here's the grim summary from the Associated Press:

Figures released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations show that average daily circulation dropped 10.6% in the April-September period from the same six-month span in 2008. That was greater than the 7.1% decline in the October 2008-March 2009 period and the 4.6% drop in the April-September period of 2008.

Editor & Publisher has the facts on the nation's top 25 dailies. As it also notes, this blogger's old employer — USA TODAY — lost the No. 1 spot to The Wall Street Journal.

Romenesko has many more sobering circulation links.

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