Grim circulation news from US where all titles bar the WSJ plunge

Grim news circulation-wise from the US where most of the top 25 daily newspapers in the country have reported steep falls in circulation.

Top-selling title, USA Today, is down 7.5 per cent to 2.1m, the New York Times is down 3.5 per cent to just over 1m a day; the LA Times down 6.6 per cent to just over 700,000 and The Washington Post down 1.2 per cent to 665,383.

The only paper to increase sales year-on-year is the number two-ranked title overall – the Wall Street Journal, which was up 0.6 per cent to 2,082,189.

Among the biggest fallers were the New York Daily News (down 14 per cent to 602,857), the New York Post (down 20.6 per cent to 558,140) and the Atlanta Journal Constitution (down 20 per cent to 261,828).

Eagle-eyed readers of Press Gazette will recall my interview with Bert Roughton of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Back in May last year the senior editor revealed how the title, which was then employing 435 journalists, has one of the most advanced web news operations of any US title.

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