Thursday, May 10, 2012

Globe on the Rebound

So am I, readers, after having been gone so long.

"Globe’s paid circulation up for first time since 2004; Sunday up 2.5%, daily 2.9%, including digital" by Chris Reidy and D.C. Denison  |  Globe Staff, May 02, 2012

The Boston Globe’s paid circulation has grown for the first time since September 2004, according to an independent auditor of newspaper circulation....


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In it's death throes now.

The numbers include print circulation and digital subscriptions to

“This growth clearly reflects our readers’ dedication to our high-quality and award-winning journalism delivered both in print and across a variety of digital devices,’’ Boston Globe publisher Christopher Mayer said in a statement. “With the largest newsroom in New England, we’re providing the most reliable and in-depth coverage in the region.’’ 

It's really a sad statement when you think about it.

Nationally, average daily newspaper circulation rose by less than 1 percent, while Sunday circulation rose 5 percent, the Chicago-based Audit Bureau said.

Over the past 18 months, the Audit Bureau has made rule changes to address the newspaper industry’s continuing expansion beyond print, including new ways to audit and report digital editions published on websites, tablets, and smartphones. Under the new rules, circulation numbers may include some duplication between print and digital subscribers.  

I guess counting them twice would help the numbers look better. 

Dear world, is there anything that comes from the script-pushing media that isn't a piece of skewed shit? The self-delusion is almost worse than the dividing diversions, omitting obfuscations, and endless agenda-pushing lies.

Tuesday’s report was the first to show year-over-year numbers reflecting the changes.

Average daily circulation at the Boston Herald - which does not have paid digital subscriptions - fell 12.3 percent to 108,548 in the six months ended in March, compared with the same period a year before. The newspaper’s Sunday circulation declined 6.2 percent, to 81,925.

Citing the Herald’s combined print and free online readership, publisher Patrick Purcell said in a statement that the paper “is more popular than ever.’’


“This is not only good news, it’s great news for newspapers,’’ said Lou Ureneck, professor of journalism at Boston University.

By including digital subscribers, he said, circulation figures “better reflect the marketplace reality where readers are being counted, whether they are reading online or in print, and these new metrics are showing a strong demand for journalism in our chaotic information environment.’’  

Oh, yes, the chaotic information environment. Pfffft!

That demand was perhaps best exemplified by The New York Times’s dramatic 73 percent increase in total circulation in the six-month report, fueled in large part by digital gains. The Audit Bureau of Circulations said the Times online now has more subscribers than the newspaper’s print version....

Ureneck said the increases in readership at many newspapers, even as more are charging for online content, “demonstrate that the decision to erect paywalls now seems to have been a wise and a crucial decision.’’

Or that I'm a damn fool for continuing to read the Jewish man's persepective being sold as news.


What they didn't mention was that ad revenues continue to plummet.