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Statistics released on Wednesday morning by the National Readership Survey have given many quality news titles in Britain reason to be cheerful. Healthy online audiences are proof that falling print circulation at “broadsheet” publications is a result of reader migration to digital editions, not a lack of interest in the news product itself.

For the first time ever, the NRS has taken into account both online and print audiences in its evaluation of readership numbers for British newspapers and magazines. The results produced by the NRS differ to some extent from those posted by the Audit Bureau of Circulations; the ABC’s data is based on the sales and traffic figures provided by individual publications, while the NRS instead uses statistics collected from a joint Nielsen and UKOM survey of 3,500 people.  

Author

Amy Hadfield

Date

2012-09-12 14:11

The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC)’s monthly reports on newspaper circulation often mark a time of collective wincing for the industry.

Although the downward trend continues, and ABC reports that the newspaper market has contracted by 7.79%, three titles have managed to achieve significant year-on-year circulation increases for June 2012: out of 29 British papers surveyed by the ABC, only i, The Daily Star Sunday and The Sunday Mirror experienced significant growth.

Author

Amy Hadfield

Date

2012-07-16 18:20

While most news publications seem to be facing financially touch times, the Economist is sailing on remarkably smooth waters. The publication has posted record profits over the last four years, Reuters reported, and contrary to the trend at most papers, its circulation kept growing during the second half of 2011.

As the Editors Weblog noted last November, more than 100,000 of the Economist's subscribers are digital readers - a notable achievement in convincing online readers to pay, although still dwarfed by the 1.49 million print readers.

But what is perhaps most remarkable about the magazine's growth is its rapid speed. Reuters noted that it took 161 years for the Economist to break the 1 million subscribers milestone, in 2004 (the paper was founded in 1843). Andrew Rashbass, Chief Executive of the Economist Group, told Reuters that he expected the Economist to reach 2 million readers within five years.

How has the magazine succeeded in maintaining such an impressive growth? Simply put, by having solid revenue model and offering content that is seemingly non-commercial by nature but for which people are willing to pay.

Author

Teemu Henriksson

Date

2012-02-20 09:35

Newspaper publishers need to quickly solve a troublesome equation. As carbon-based readership keeps dwindling, the growing legion of digital readers is poorly accounted for. This benefits advertisers who pay less for their presence.

Putting aside web sites audience measurement, we'll focus instead on the currently ill-defined notion of digital editions. A subject of importance since digital editions are poised to play a key role in the future of online information.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-29 10:25

Here are three seemingly unrelated things you notice this only-in-America week. One is the rise and rise of the Wall Street Journal, up 1.2% (to 2,117,796 average copies a day) on the latest US ABC figures. Another is the impressive run of newspaper front pages posted outside the plush new Newseum in Washington DC, proclaiming Osama's death. And the third is yet another brooding prophecy of the demise of printed newspapers (this time from Ken Doctor, one of the leading US media analysts).

Continue reading in Peter Preston on press and broadcasting

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-09 17:25

Years in the making, a complex new set of rules for measuring newspaper circulation officially launched with the release today of results for the six-month period that ended March 31. Total paid circulation is gone as the top-line measure. In its place is a summary number for total average circulation, both paid and "verified."

Continue reading on Poynter

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-05 09:24

News International, it seems, has been working up some sort of idea for a printed title; a new newspaper in short. A project team - believed to be headed by former Sun deputy editor Fergus Shanahan - has been busy over at the Murdoch company's Wapping skyscraper. And enough about their work has leaked out on to Fleet Street for rivals to believe that News Int is working on some sort of competitor to Alexander Lebedev's more successful than expected i.

Continue reading on the Organ Grinder Blog on guardian.co.uk

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-03-25 09:42

Top New Zealand newspaper publisher, APN News & Media, has started the year on a positive note, registering readership gains for three key print publications and its flagship website. Nielsen's reader survey shows expanded audiences for the New Zealand Herald and the Herald on Sunday.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-18 14:26

Billionaire Indu Jain's Bennett, Coleman & Co. plans to give stock options to employees in preparation for a potential initial public offering in India in the next two years, said three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

Some senior staff at the Mumbai-based publisher of the Times of India and Economic Times were told about the stock options last week, said two of the people, who declined to be identified because there hasn't been a formal announcement. Bennett, Coleman Chief Executive Officer Ravindra Dhariwal yesterday declined to comment.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-02-18 14:19

Spanish weekly A pie de calle recently hit the streets of Madrid with a circulation of 100,000 copies, PRNoticias.com reported on Tuesday. Although it currently only serves Madrid's community, the 24-pages free weekly is aiming to have 12 local editions by 2011.

The newspaper was created as an alternative to the existing local media outlets, which are "very focused on the small municipality or district," said director Concha Minguela to Periodista Digital. "There has never been a regional newspaper in a broader context such as in Galicia La Voz accompanied by several local supplements," she explained.

The newspaper also plans to increase its circulation to 500,000 copies and expand its distribution to Barcelona, Sevilla, Bilbao and Valencia, Comunicar.info pointed out.

Author

Clara Mart

Date

2010-12-16 21:53

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