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  Newspaper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Newspapers use photographs to illustrate stories; use editorial cartoonists, usually to illustrate writing that is opinion, rather than news; and also often include comic strips and other entertainment, such as crosswords and horoscopes.
Newspapers have been developed around very narrow topic areas, such as news for merchants in a specific industry, fans of particular sports, fans of the arts or of specific artists, and participants in the same sorts of activities or lifestyles.
A report at the gathering said China tops total newspaper circulation, with more than 85 million copies of papers sold every day, followed by India with 72 million—China and India are the two most populous countries in the world—followed by Japan with 70 million and the United States with 55 million.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Newspaper   (4119 words)

 Newspaper Circulation Continues to Decline
Circulation at 814 of the nation's largest daily newspapers declined 1.9 percent over the six months ended March 31 compared with the same period last year, an industry trade group reported yesterday.
Circulation at the New York Post was virtually flat in the six-month period compared with the corresponding period a year ago, at 678,086.
The circulation figures were the first released in the wake of circulation scandals at several major newspapers last year.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/02/AR2005050201457_pf.html   (652 words)

 World newspaper circulation up but falls in Europe and US
Circulation sales were up 4.1 percent in Asia in 2004 over the previous year, up 6.3 percent in South America, up 6 percent in Africa, down 1.4 percent in Europe, down 0.2 percent in North America and down 1 percent in Australia and Oceania.
Newspaper advertising revenues in the USA, by far the largest newspaper advertising market in the world, increased by 3.93 percent in 2004, compared with a 1.9 percent increase in 2003 and a drop the two previous years.
Newspaper markets in the European Union saw a 4 percent increase in newspaper advertising revenues in 2004, though they are still down 16 percent from the boom year of 2000.
www.finfacts.ie /irelandbusinessnews/publish/printer_10001999.shtml   (1895 words)

 Newspapers: Audience
Newspapers found that many of their readers were tending to read less often, but more on Sundays and a few occasional other days.
Newspapers were not likely to favor such investments solely for their long-term value without a clear prospect for a new revenue stream.
The newspaper industry was built, more than a century ago, by populist publishers such as Joseph Pulitzer and E.W. Scripps on the appeal of newspapers to the masses, particularly immigrants.
stateofthenewsmedia.org /narrative_newspapers_audience.asp?...&media=2   (2944 words)

 AJR - Bad News About Newspaper Circulation
Now, it is possible to gloss over the results of the most recent publishers' statements from the bureau, which showed daily newspaper circulation declines of a half percent weekdays and 1 percent Sundays for the six months ending March 31.
What is disturbing about these figures is that by now, newspapers should have recovered from a period in the mid-1990s of ill-advised aggressiveness in raising prices and in cutting back on far-flung circulation to save on newsprint and distribution costs.
Newspapers, especially the smaller ones, are sold and swapped around as so many economic units.
www.ajr.org /article_printable.asp?id=619   (810 words)

 Newspaper circulation down 1.9% in half-year
Circulation fell 1.9 percent at major U.S. newspapers in the six-month period ending in March, an industry group reported Monday, marking one of the worst declines in recent years.
Newspaper circulation reached a recent peak in 1984, but has been declining steadily over the past decade as other forms of media compete for the attention of readers, including cable television and the Internet.
The Newspaper Association of America, a Vienna, Va.-based industry group, reported that average daily paid circulation declined 1.9 percent in the most recent reporting period for the 814 newspapers reporting comparable, unaudited data to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
www.suntimes.com /output/business/cst-fin-circ03.html   (697 words)

 Business: When newspapers fudge the numbers
Newspaper executives double-checked their own circulation practices, and ad representatives everywhere tried to reassure clients, particularly savvy national accounts, that their newspaper's circulation numbers are real.
Meanwhile, outsiders wondered how the newspapers could orchestrate such a massive fraud, involving the routine disposal of tens of thousands of newspapers that advertisers had been told were going to readers.
Newspaper executives have long wished that advertisers would drop the emphasis on circulation and focus instead on the number of people who pick up the paper.
www.sptimes.com /2004/09/19/Business/When_newspapers_fudge.shtml   (2135 words)

 Outside The Beltway : Newspaper Circulation Continues Decline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Circulation numbers to be released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulations probably will show industrywide declines of 1% to 3%, according to people familiar with the situation -- possibly the highest for daily newspapers since the industry shed 2.6% of subscribers in 1990-91.
Circulation at Tribune Co.'s Los Angeles Times is likely to be off in excess of 6% of its most recently reported figures.
Yes, it seems the newspaper circulation gurus are trying to do everything except the one thing that would help their circulation: hire more reporters to cover more local news.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /archives/10335   (803 words)

 Ghost Readers - Is everybody in the newspaper business inflating circulation? By Jack Shafer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Newspapers lie about their circulation numbers for two simple reasons: 1) because increased circulation allows increased advertising rates, and that means more revenue; and 2) because industry auditing standards make it easy to do.
The agency that's supposed to keep the newspapers honest is the Audit Bureau of Circulations, a nonprofit outfit that validates circulation for nearly every newspaper and magazine of note in the United States, and many abroad.
In the 6-month period ending in March 2004, 15.5 percent of the newspaper's paid circulation was deeply discounted papers, as Newsday reports, the highest among the top 20 circulation newspapers in the United States.
slate.msn.com /id/2105344   (2100 words)

 US newspaper circulation falls 1.9%   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the same time, the average daily circulation for all 814 newspapers reporting for comparable periods was 47,374,033, a decrease of 1.9 percent (from 48,311,581) over the same period a year ago.
On Sunday, the average circulation for the 643 newspapers reporting for comparable periods was 51,073,104, a decrease of 2.5 percent (from 52,398,158) over the same period a year ago.
Newspapers that do not report circulation in the current period are not included in the analysis (and their circulation numbers are omitted from that period a year earlier).
www.finfacts.ie /irelandbusinessnews/publish/article_10001664.shtml   (1066 words)

 Newspaper circulation is down just a bit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Overall, the average daily paid circulation for the 807 newspapers reporting to the Audit Bureau of Circulations for the six months ending Sept. 30 fell 0.3 percent from the same period a year earlier, according to an analysis of the data by the Newspaper Association of America.
Newspaper circulation has been losing ground for years, a reflection of increased competition from cable television, the Internet and other media outlets.
This year, many newspapers faced the added challenge of a weak economy that forced them,, in some cases, to reduce staffs.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2002/11/06/biz_newspapercirc06.html   (241 words)

 Primer on tallying newspaper circulation
ABC will also break out "other paid circulation," newspapers sold for less than 25 percent of the retail price, into more subcategories so that advertisers will be able to see exactly where those papers are going.
Previously, ABC had stipulated that hotels, for instance, disclose to their guests that the price of a newspaper is included in the cost of a room and refund that portion of the cost if the guest doesn’t want the paper.
Newspapers will also now have the option of reporting some additional features to be included in ABC’s reports.
www.medialifemagazine.com /news2001/may01/may14/3_wed/news5wednesday.html   (878 words)

 The American Thinker
Despite a strong economy, the nation’s 38 largest daily newspapers collectively lost circulation in the half year ending March, 2004, according to Editorand Publisher, a trade journal(link requires registration).
Given that the LAT was subjected to a reader boycott because of its allegedly biased coverage of the recent gubernatorial campaign, merely holding on to its readership must be counted as a victory for it, albeit a none-too-comforting one.
USA Today, heavily dependent on business travelers, saw its circulation rise by 2.3%, holding on to its title as the largest circulation daily, at 2,143,582 per day, as business travel was strong during the period.
www.americanthinker.com /comments.php?comments_id=267   (276 words)

 The Locust Fork: Newspaper Circulation Is Falling And Can't Get Up
The Locust Fork: Newspaper Circulation Is Falling And Can't Get Up Newspaper Circulation Is Falling And Can't Get Up Circulation at major U.S. newspapers fell 1.9 percent in the six-month period ending in March, an industry group reported Monday, marking one of the worst declines in recent years, the Associated Press is ll=ny-business-leadheadlines">reporting.
Another cause for the decline in circulation is a limitation in the medium itself.
News from a newspaper is almost outdated as soon as it reaches the public.
www.locustfork.net /blog/archives/2005/05/newspaper_circu.html   (1042 words)

 Boston.com / News / Nation / Washington / SEC investigating newspaper circulation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Catherine Mathis, a spokeswoman for The New York Times, said Wednesday the SEC is taking an "industrywide look" at circulation practices, but she declined to be more specific about the inquiry.
Heidi Chen, a spokeswoman for the Audit Bureau of Circulations, a circulation reporting group, confirmed that the organization had been contacted by the SEC, but she declined to make any comment.
The misstatements have undermined the confidence of advertisers in the integrity of the reporting process for circulation figures, which are used to set advertising rates.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2004/10/13/sec_probes_newspaper_circulation_claims   (553 words)

 Knight Ridder::Career Center::Job Descriptions::Newspaper Circulation Jobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The primary job of a newspaper Circulation Department is to get and keep subscribers and to sell a substantial number of newspapers individually through newspaper racks and distributors.
The Circulation Department works with others throughout the operation – particularly the Newsroom and Advertising – on everything from knowing when to increase the number of papers printed because of special stories or sections to being able to target delivery of special advertising sections to the neighborhoods where advertisers are paying for them to go.
Experience Necessary/Desirable: Previous newspaper industry experience, particularly in circulation, is a plus; excellent communication skills, verbal and written; ability to understand and anticipate market conditions to maximize opportunities for single-copy growth; good leadership and team-building skills.
www.knightridder.com /career/jobs/jobs_papers_circulation.html   (1032 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Sales increase hailed as newspaper renaissance
Newspapers around the world are withstanding the onslaught of the internet, enjoying a 2% circulation boost and 5% advertising growth last year.
Circulation of newspapers throughout the European Union dropped less than 1% in 2004.
While print circulation gains may be hard to come by, newspapers are attracting ever-greater numbers of visitors to their websites.
www.guardian.co.uk /business/story/0,3604,1496506,00.html   (588 words)

 Newspaper Circulation Drops 1.9 Percent (phillyBurbs.com) | General
The Newspaper Association of America, a Vienna, Va.-based industry group, reported that average daily paid circulation declined 1.9 percent in the most recent six-month period for the 814 newspapers reporting comparable data to the Audit Bureau.
John Murray, the vice president of circulation affairs at the NAA, says many newspaper publishers have made a conscious decision to trim back circulation that was expensive to acquire and may produce poor levels of actual readership.
To that end, newspapers are trying to sign up more customers to pay for their subscriptions automatically through credit card charges, which tends to keep them around longer, he said.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/24-05022005-484028.html   (980 words)

 deseretnews.com | Newspaper circulation up 7.2% after morning move   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Audit Bureau of Circulation won't release its next set of industry figures until October, and those numbers will be for the year ending June 30 — too early to measure the News' transition.
July circulation figures were higher for Sunday editions: 72,456 for the News and 151,137 for the Tribune.
The fact the News gained readers in a month when newspaper circulation usually slips could make that gain all the more significant, although Kelsey was hesitant to characterize it that way.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,510043923,00.html   (616 words)

 The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: The Newsletter: Newspaper-circulation figures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Average Monday-Friday circulation for The Times was up 3.3 percent in the period to 231,505, while the P-I dropped 4.3 percent to 150,851.
The Sunday newspaper is produced almost entirely by The Times, except for three pages of P-I editorial commentary and several pages of comics.
Other newspapers in the region felt the pressure of a declining economy.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/businesstechnology/2001782123_dunphy04.html   (579 words)

 JS Online: Average Newspaper Circulation Drops
Overall, average weekday paid circulation for the 820 papers reporting to the Audit Bureau fell 0.6 percent compared with the same period a year earlier, according to an analysis of the ABC data by the Newspaper Association of America.
Newspaper circulation has been on a general decline for the past decade as more media outlets compete for readers' attention, including the Internet and cable television.
``Newspapers have seen modest erosion in their circulation for a long number of years, but it's similar to what we've seen in other media such as network television,'' said Peter Appert, a newspaper industry analyst at Deutsche Banc Alex.
www.jsonline.com /bym/news/ap/may02/ap-newspapers-circ050602.asp   (578 words)

 Newspaper Circulation Holds Steady   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Overall, the average daily paid circulation for the 807 newspapers reporting to the Audit Bureau of Circulations for the six months ending Sept. 30 fell 0.3% from the same period a year ago, according to an analysis of the data by the Newspaper Association of America.
"Newspapers have had to cut their costs, and to some extent, circulation is a function of how much promotion and other special activities you put into it," said NAA President and CEO John F. Sturm.
Those with circulation of 250,000-499,999 were down 0.4%; 100,000-249,999 fell 0.6%; 50,000-99,999 slipped 0.8%; 25,000-49,999 fell 0.1%; and papers under 25,000 lost 0.6%.
editorandpublisher.com /editorandpublisher/headlines/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1756525   (827 words)

 USATODAY.com - Two chains hit by circulation woes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
NEW YORK — Newspapers have had experience covering financial scandals the last few years, but not being at the center of one.
Now, some newspaper publishers worry that recent revelations about inflated circulation numbers at Tribune Co. (TRB) and Hollinger International (HLR) could spook advertisers, just as ad spending is rebounding from a three-year slump.
Among new internal controls, circulation heads must certify that quarterly numbers are legitimate and that they followed rules established by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), the industry monitoring group.
www.usatoday.com /money/media/2004-06-23-printfraud_x.htm   (486 words)

 Circpros Home Page - Circulation Jobs, Forums and much more.....
CIRCULATION DIRECTOR - The Daily News, a 22,000, Freedom Communications Community daily newspaper located in Jacksonville, North Carolina (home of Camp Lejeune) is seeking a qualified professional to lead the circulation department.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years newspaper circulation experience, one year supervisory experience, and be progressive in growing and expanding paid subscriptions and taking care of our existing customers.
Our Circulation Directors are an integral part of the total management team and must come with the knowledge and willingness to participate in every aspect of our operation.
www.circpros.com   (1961 words)

 100 largest U.S. newspapers
The latest circulation numbers on most U.S. dailies are available from the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Examine larger circulation trends, and probe deeper than the top 100 -- though not with details on individual papers -- in the Newspaper Association of America's Information Resource Center.
Phillip Reese, a reporter at the Greensboro News-Record, tracks newspaper circulation and plots it into the future on his site.
www.freep.com /jobspage/links/top100.htm   (110 words)

 USATODAY.com - Newspaper circulation edges up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
NEW YORK — USA TODAY's average weekday circulation — 2,246,996 — continued to be the largest among U.S. newspapers in the six months ended Sept. 30, the Audit Bureau of Circulations reported Monday.
Overall, average daily circulation for the 813 newspapers reporting to the ABC edged up 0.2% from the same period a year ago, the Newspaper Association of America reported, based on its own analysis of the ABC data.
Sunday circulation, based on the 648 newspapers reporting that data, fell by 0.4% from the period in 2002, the Newspaper Association said.
www.usatoday.com /money/media/2003-11-03-abc_x.htm   (413 words)

 Midwest Circulation Management Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Midwest CMA is one of the oldest and most active professional associations of newspaper circulation management personnel in the United States.
Newspapers represented by membership vary in size from well under 10,000 circulation to well over 250,000 circulation.
A Newspaper Association of America circulation federation council member is also an elected member of the board.
www.midwestcirculation.com   (242 words)

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