This morning the Audit Bureau of Circulation released its newspaper-circulation numbers for the six-month period ending in March 2009. The results weren't pretty: Every single one of the top 25 largest papers in the country declined in circulation except for The Wall Street Journal, whose numbers grew by roughly half a percentage point to just over two million. Its fellow top-ten newspapers, including USA Today, the Washington Post, the Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Arizona Republic, the Houston Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times, shrank from 1 to 13 percent. The New York Post, which, like the Journal, is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., lost 20 percent of its circulation — more than any other publication in the top 25. Though it is still the sixth-largest paper in the country, that puts it nearly 50,000 readers behind its direct competitor, the Daily News (their readerships are at 602,857 and 558,140, respectively).
Most Viewed Stories
Miley Cyrus’s Dead Petz Is Hard to Like, or Even Endure
What It Means to Be Thick and Fit on Instagram
Meet the Woman Who Started a Blog About Female Orgasms
The Relatable Hillary: What Her Emails Really Reveal
See How Idris Elba Used Instagram, Wisdom to Respond to That Bond Critique
How Mr. Robot Became One of TV’s Most Visually Striking Shows
BD Wong on Why Mr. Robot’s Portrayal of a Transgender Character Is Radical
The 100 TV Dramas Everyone Should Watch
Mark Ruffalo Confirms That, Incredibly, Hulk Won’t Be in Captain America: Civil War
Emma Thompson’s Wonderful Thoughts on Feminism, Ageism, Trump, and Teapots
Latest News from Daily IntelligencerShould Real-Estate Developers Fix the Subway?
An offer they might not refuse.Jeb Bush Sides With Both Same-Sex Couples and Kentucky County Clerk
Then suggests a compromise Kim Davis already rejected.One Student Killed, Two Injured in Shooting at Sacramento College
The shooter is still at large.How Ben Carson Surged by Staying Under the Radar
Since he doesn’t act like a politician and won’t attack his fellow candidates, no one has figured out how to stop him.Biden Says He Still Doesn’t Know If He Has the ‘Emotional Energy’ to Run in 2016
In his first intentionally public remarks on the matter.How Trump Outmaneuvered the GOP Again
In promising not to run as a third-party candidate, the Donald gave a little and got a lot.Rick Perry Reveals That He Doesn’t Know How Clocks Work and That He’s Staying in the 2016 Race
"A broken clock is right once a day."Two Topless Women Are Assaulted, Another Is Arrested in Times Square
There were two separate incidents involving "desnudas" on Wednesday night.Kentucky County Clerk Who Refused to Issue Marriage Licenses Sent to Jail [Updated]
She will be released as soon as she agrees to comply with the court's order.French Authorities Say Flaperon Definitely Belongs to Missing Malaysian Airlines Jet MH370
They backed up the original assessment by Malaysian authorities.
Dylann Roof is accused of killing nine people.Trump Stops Terrorizing GOP With Threat of Independent Run [Updated]
For now, anyway.Federal Judge Says Tom Brady Doesn’t Have to Sit Out 4 Games
The New England Patriots quarterback walked out of the Manhattan courthouse looking pretty pleased.Turkey Reportedly Releases Vice Journalists Arrested Earlier This Week
Their fixer remains in jail.This Summer Was the Safest New York Has Seen in Decades, NYPD Says
... But the homicide rate is still up 6 percent.China Reminds the World Its Military Is Bigger Than It Was 70 Years Ago With Giant Parade
Monkeys, war-criminal-shaped ice cream, and clear skies pave the way for an ostentatious military display.Jeb Bush Is Still Searching for His Best Political Self
His gaffes are overshadowing his strengths as a candidate. But even if he recovers, will there be a place for him in today's Republican Party?Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Visit Arctic, Use Selfie Stick
During his trip to highlight climate change.Aide Who Set Up Clinton’s Email Server Will Plead the Fifth
Before the House committee investigating the Benghazi attack.RNC Takes on Trump, Asks Candidates to Sign Loyalty Oath
It’s a bold effort to shut down the biggest threat to a Republican 2016 victory.