Thursday, August 29, 2013

Newsquest | UK unit leads overall circ declines

The print sales decline of Britain's regional daily newspapers appears to be accelerating. According to the latest ABC figures for the first six months of this year, almost half the 70 titles suffered double-digit falls.

The stand-out poor performer among the publishers was Gannett's UK newspaper division, Newsquest, with nine of its 17 dailies falling by more than 10%, according to Roy Greenslade, who covers media for The Guardian.

"I am sad," he writes, "but not surprised, to report that it was responsible for the season's most spectacular decrease at the Brighton Argus, which saw its circulation collapse by 25.8% compared to the same period in 2012."

1 comment:

  1. Charles Everett8/29/2013 12:34 PM

    Newsquest are following the Gannett M.O. from stateside -- cut newsroom staff, jack up the price, rake in more profit. All this while Newsquest face an employee revolt over the way they're handling layoffs in Glasgow.


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