The declines were slightly worse than the year-ago pace, when circulation fell 2.6% daily, and 4.6% Sundays, trade journal Editor & Publisher says.
The figures were compiled by the industry-supported Audit Bureau of Circulations. ABC made public the data for the top 25 daily and Sunday papers among the 571 U.S. newspapers it audits. Gannett papers I found on the lists:
- USA Today: 2.29 million daily, up 0.01%; no Sunday edition
- The Arizona Republic: 361,333 daily, down 5.5%; 463,036 Sunday, down 3.7%
- The Detroit Free Press: 298,243 daily, down 6.8%; 605,369 Sunday, down 3.7%
- The Indianapolis Star: 244,796 daily, down 3.3%; 321,760 Sunday, down 4.6%
These are all the numbers I've been able to find for Gannett. Got the complete report? Let me know! Please post your replies in the comments section, below. To e-mail confidentially, write gannettblog[at]gmail[dot-com]; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the green sidebar, upper right.
[Image: today's Indianapolis Star, Newseum]