John Gillie, a News Tribune business reporter, writes a post on The Biz Buzz weblog (November 5)about falling newspaper readership.
From John’s story:
“The News Tribune circulation fell by 3.9 percent to 111,468 compared with the same six-month period in 2006 (ended September). Sunday circulation dropped 2.9 percent to 127,959.
“But The News Tribune’s online audience numbers continue to grow even as circulation softens. Unique monthly visitors to News Tribune Internet sites were up 39 percent from 543,000 in April to 756,000 in September. Page views per month increased from 3.77 million in April to 5.08 million in September, said Mark Briggs, News Tribune assistant managing editor.”
The Suburban Times shows many of the same results when comparing April 2007 to September 2007. Unique monthly visitors grew 98.94% from 5,209 in April to 10,363 in September. Page views grew from 8,726 in April to 17,041 in September (95.29%). Email subscriptions also grew 5% from 1,212 in April to 1,280 in September (currently over 1,300).
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