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Comments on: Circulation Free-Fall Continues https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/circulation-free-fall-continues/ Chronicling the Decline of Newspapers and the Rebirth of Journalism Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:05:38 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.3 By: That Giant Sucking Sound « Guilt by Association Blog https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/circulation-free-fall-continues/comment-page-1/#comment-285 Tue, 04 Nov 2008 17:05:38 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=615#comment-285 […] its demise would be this fast, or so deep. The layoffs, the incredibly fast drops in circulation – 6% in just six months. It’s […]

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By: More and More Americans Rejecting the Liberal Mainstream Media | Policy In Action https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/circulation-free-fall-continues/comment-page-1/#comment-284 Tue, 04 Nov 2008 01:00:54 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=615#comment-284 […] sites like Drudge have popped up over the last 10 or 15 years, their rise has been accompanied by a similar drop in attention paid to the mainstream […]

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By: Kevin Gregory https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/circulation-free-fall-continues/comment-page-1/#comment-286 Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:41:25 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=615#comment-286 Great post.

I have one quibble about your Sacramento Bee numbers.

My calculations show the Sacramento Bee has lost 15,506 subscribers in the past 6 months:

Bee circulation as of 3/31/08: 268,755
Bee circulation as of 9/30/08: 253,249

Kevin Gregory
McClatchy Watch

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By: Martin https://newspaperdeathwatch.com/circulation-free-fall-continues/comment-page-1/#comment-283 Mon, 03 Nov 2008 17:39:37 +0000 http://www.newspaperdeathwatch.com/?p=615#comment-283 I’m in full agreement that circulation is in a tailspin, but technically, the 23 papers you cite in your fist sentence are not down 6% in the last six months (which implies a 12% annualized pace of decline) — the ABC FAS-FAX figures are year-over-year comparisons, so: for the 6-month period April 1 through September 30, these papers are down 6% versus the year-earlier levels. See also my take on the numbers: http://newsafternewspapers.blogspot.com/2008/10/numbers-game.html

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