Newspaper Circulation Off 10%

Decline one of the biggest ever
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2009 1:22 PM CDT
USA Today circulation took a 17% hit, dropping it behind the Wall Street Journal in the daily newspaper rankings.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – Daily newspaper circulation has taken a massive 10.6% drop over the past six months, the Audit Bureau of Circulations said today, while Sunday circulation fell 7.4%. The drop, one of the worst ever, is a potent sign of the industry’s decline, Editor & Publisher reports. Things were especially bad at the USA Today, where circulation is down 17%, knocking the once-top-ranked newspaper down below the Wall Street Journal.