Top 25 Newspapers

A report of paid circulation for the top 25 newspapers shows that only two, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, showed increases in the six month period ending March 31, 2008.

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Total Paid Daily Circulation, Average Monday-Friday

Newspaper Name — As of 03/31/08 — As of 03/31/07 — % Change

USA TODAY: 2,284,219 — 2,278,022 — 0.27%
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: 2,069,463 — 2,062,312 — 0.35%
THE NEW YORK TIMES: 1,077,256 — 1,120,420 – (-3.85%)
LOS ANGELES TIMES: 773,884 — 815,723 — (-5.13%)
DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK: 703,137 — 718,173 — (-2.09%)

NEW YORK POST: 702,488 — 724,748 — (-3.07%)
THE WASHINGTON POST: 673,180 — 698,116 — (-3.57%)
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: 541,663 — 566,827 — (-4.44%)
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: 494,131 — 503,114 — (-1.79%)
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: 413,332 — 433,731 — (-4.70%)

NEWSDAY: 379,613 — 398,231 — (-4.68%)
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: 370,345 — 386,564 — (-4.20%)
THE DALLAS MORNING MORNING NEWS: 368,313 — 411,920 — (-10.59%)
BOSTON GLOBE: 350,605 — 382,503 — (-8.34%)
STAR-LEDGER, NEWARK, N.J.: 345,130 — 372,629 — (-7.38%)

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: 334,150 — 352,193 — (-5.12%)
CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER: 330,280 — 344,705 — (-4.18%)
THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION: 326,907 — 357,399 — (-8.53%)
STAR TRIBUNE, MINNEAPOLIS: 321,984 — 345,252 — (-6.74%)
ST. PETERSBURG (FLA.) TIMES: 316,007 — 322,771 — (-2.10%)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: 312,274 — N/A — N/A
DETROIT FREE PRESS: 308,944 — 330,242 — (-6.45%)
THE OREGONIAN: 304,399 — 319,624 — (-4.76%)
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: 288,669 — 296,331 — (-2.59%)
THE SACRAMENTO BEE: 268,755 — 279,032 — (-3.68%)

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