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TIMES BOMBS ("paper of record" 2001-04 daily circulation off 19%)
NY POST ^ | 1/11/06 | HOLLY M. SANDERS and KEITH J. KELLY

Posted on 01/11/2006 3:47:29 AM PST by Liz


GRAY LADY DOWN: Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Times publisher. The New York times is rapidly losing ground in its home market, with daily circulation off 19 percent from 2001 to 2004. Photo: AP

The New York Times lost almost 20 percent of its readers in the five boroughs between 2001 and 2004 as the paper pushed to reinvent itself as a national publication. The Times' daily circulation in New York City dropped 18.7 percent during that period, to 260,526 copies from 320,682, according to figures obtained by The Post and confirmed by the Times.

This means the Times' readership in the five boroughs is roughly 28 percent of its overall circulation. The paper's total circulation rose 0.5 percent to 1,126,190 copies in the most recent six-month period, according to figures filed with the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

In Manhattan, which is still the paper's largest market, sales fell 17 percent, to 166,233 copies from 200,998 over the same four-year period. The biggest drop among the boroughs was in The Bronx, where the number of copies fell to 12,644 papers from 18,296, a decrease of 31 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: circulation; liberalmedia; newspapers; nyt; nytimes

"Gosh, Dads, cutting off my allowance really hurts."

1 posted on 01/11/2006 3:47:30 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

schadenfreude!


2 posted on 01/11/2006 3:49:02 AM PST by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: saganite

Since they have openly become a voice of the Democratic National Committee they have lost all credibility. They used to least pretend neutrality on their newspages. That's gone, it's all pro Dem all the time. Could'nt happen to a nicer group.


3 posted on 01/11/2006 3:52:01 AM PST by kjo
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To: Liz
I can believe it. The MSM has lost and is losing readers right and left. Yesterday I saw a commercial for Time Magazine. They were advertising 89% off the subscription price! I bet there aren't many takers even at that. I have had my fill of their screed and they can't pay me to take it. I'm sure there are many who feel the same way.
4 posted on 01/11/2006 3:57:45 AM PST by Jemian (It's a dull person who only knows one way to spell a word. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: Jemian
Time Magazine and Newsweek have degenerated into comic books for left-liberal twerps.

They have as much news value as Hostess twinkies have food value.

5 posted on 01/11/2006 4:06:36 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Liz

Pretty bad when they can't even sell 'em to the locals.


6 posted on 01/11/2006 4:07:46 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Liz

The dominant leftist media are in decline. Internet-based reporting mechanisms are on the upswing, severely threatening the old media.
Watch for the leftists to try to seize control of the Internet.


7 posted on 01/11/2006 4:16:13 AM PST by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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To: Liz

Toilet paper is cheaper now.


8 posted on 01/11/2006 4:24:53 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek
I can tell you're all broke up about it......Here........


9 posted on 01/11/2006 4:44:13 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: BooksForTheRight.com
Watch for the leftists to try to seize control of the Internet.

Hmmmmmmm........megalomaniacs will try but it'll go nowhere, like their other control ventures.

Lefties are clueless about everything, including the i-net. Seen 'em around the net---posing as conservatives---so-o-o-o dumb.

10 posted on 01/11/2006 4:53:28 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: Liz

It would be off even more if they reported all the free copies they give away to replace some of the paying customers.


11 posted on 01/11/2006 5:46:33 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: AmericanChef

"This means the Times' readership in the five boroughs is roughly 28 percent of its overall circulation. The paper's total circulation rose 0.5 percent to 1,126,190 copies in the most recent six-month period, according to figures filed with the Audit Bureau of Circulations."

I am sorry to say that I take full responsibility for the 0.5 circulation increase. I bought another bird.


12 posted on 01/11/2006 6:04:24 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("We don't need POLITICIANS...we need STATESMEN.")
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To: Liz

I love the smell of Bankruptcy in the Morning! Couldn't happen to a better bunch of Traitors!!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


13 posted on 01/11/2006 6:06:51 AM PST by bray (President Bush Protects America. The Rats Protect Terrorists.)
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To: Liz

Pinch ain't happy...


14 posted on 01/11/2006 6:09:10 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: Liz

Pinchy-Winchy looks positively madcap in that photo.


15 posted on 01/11/2006 6:11:36 AM PST by speedy
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To: Liz

I'm in that group that cancelled their subscription during that time period. The only thing I miss is that their newsprint was really quite excellent at starting the Georgia fatwood and kindling for the fireplace.


16 posted on 01/11/2006 6:14:20 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

The fact that the NY Slimes and other Far Left publications continues to lose readership is two fold. Online content is pulling readers away, and the public is fed up with "Advocacy Journalism" and the media bias. Yet they refuse to see reality. Liberalism is so rapped up in feelings as opposed to reality.

Their readership is also dying. The demographics point to the fact that their readership is aging Boomers. The 1960s crowd. Many of the more Conservative older folks are bailing on them. Their revenue base is declining. Yet they refuse to address the issue.


17 posted on 01/11/2006 6:24:23 AM PST by Khankrumthebulgar
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To: Liz

We received a subscription offer for their paper, in Wisconsin. We returned the pre-paid return envelope empty.


18 posted on 01/11/2006 6:33:42 AM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Liz

Now that's a manly feller.

Hopefully, the NY POST is kicking its butt.


19 posted on 01/11/2006 7:16:34 AM PST by pissant
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To: Khankrumthebulgar

You are correct. Every newspaper's in-house analysis I've seen has failed to mention the left-wing bias or they dismiss it, like Letterman tried to do with the attack on Christmas.


20 posted on 01/11/2006 7:35:00 AM PST by jjmcgo
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To: Jemian

"They were advertising 89% off the subscription price! I bet there aren't many takers even at that. I have had my fill of their screed and they can't pay me to take it. "

My 80 year old mother still takes Time, so I still read it every once in a while. But it is like pulling teeth, the pages just drip with innuendo. "If only you were as smart and liberal as we are!"


21 posted on 01/11/2006 7:46:58 AM PST by FastCoyote
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To: Liz
Kewl. Pinch gifts me a belated Xmas present: yet another new trophy to add to my shrine to Olds Media. :) A work of FReeper performance art known as Got them Olds Media Circulation Blues inspired by an ancient axiom that bad news sells. ;)

TIMES BOMBS ("paper of record" 2001-04 daily circulation off 19%) - 01/11/2006
TIMES' 4Q PROFIT OFF (attributes costs of 500 job cuts) - 12/22/2005
Gannett Nov. Revenue Drops 2.1% (Other MSM sinking, too) - 12/08/2005
L.A. Times Drags on Tribune Revenue (200 *more* layoffs expected) - 12/02/2005
Newspaper circulation down. Sanfrancisco Chronicle down 17% - 11/08/2005
Newspaper Circulation Continues to Decline (NY Daily News DOWN 1.5% - May 2005) - 10/24/2005
Bored readers cutting off Globe’s circulation - 10/20/2005
Time Inc. Gets A U.S. Subpoena About Circulation - 09/24/2005
Denver papers use liberal rules to boost circulation - 08/08/2005
Advertisers Sue 'Minneapolis Star Tribune' Over Circulation Inflation - 06/29/2005
Arrests made in Newsday circulation scandal - 06/16/2005
Los Angeles Times Reports March Circulation (Down, down, down) - 05/02/2005
Belo Begins Refunding Advertisers Over Inflated Circulation Figures (Texas) - 05/02/2005
Why Can’t the Washington Post Keep Circulation Up? - 07/23/2004
Newsday, Hoy publishers retire amid circulation scandal - 07/19/04
Publishers Seek Scapegoats for Circulation Woes - 07/05/2004
Tribune Company (LA Times parent) Admits Inflated Circulation Numbers At Two Papers - 06/23/2004
22 posted on 01/11/2006 7:55:14 AM PST by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Nice going.


23 posted on 01/11/2006 8:03:59 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: Liz

I wish the New York Times would change its name to "The Al-Quaeda Sentinal" for it would be more accurate..... :-)


24 posted on 01/11/2006 8:04:47 AM PST by democrats_nightmare
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To: Liz


"Ha Ha!"
25 posted on 01/11/2006 8:06:52 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: speedy

I hear Pinch is turning in his key to the executive washroom and is getting a new job in the executive washroom.

26 posted on 01/11/2006 8:07:21 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: BooksForTheRight.com

My distrust of the MSM is second to none, but I must point out that much of news one reads on the internet has its orgin from the MSM. Note I did not assert all the news.


27 posted on 01/11/2006 8:17:50 AM PST by monocle
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To: monocle
that much of news one reads on the internet has its orgin from the MSM.

Our fleeting golden age of Inet comedy owes its existence to a vast motherload of Olds Media cluelessness.

Note I did not assert all the news.

New Media offers a plethora of genuine news outlets. Sites like Michael Yon's Blog, which recently launched a new venture named Frontline Forum.
28 posted on 01/11/2006 8:52:34 AM PST by Milhous (Sarcasm - the last refuge of an empty mind.)
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To: Indy Pendance
We returned the pre-paid return envelope empty.

You should have wrapped it around a brick before you sent it back.

29 posted on 01/11/2006 9:22:45 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Liz

Newspapers make their money from advertisement revenue. You don't make money off of out-of-town sales. Most major-city newspapers will be sold only at transportation sites, because their real audience is travellers.

NYT is simply using low-profit out-of-town sales to mask their terrible readership declines in their own market.


30 posted on 01/11/2006 9:37:35 AM PST by dangus
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To: dangus; Grampa Dave
NYT is simply using low-profit out-of-town sales to mask their terrible readership declines in their own market.

That's not at all---- they are selling off real estate ----a reliable indication, and desperation tactic---that they are pumping the sagging bottom line, probably with questionable accounting methods.

Did the Times ever hear of Sarbanes-Oxley (chuckle)?

31 posted on 01/11/2006 10:10:33 AM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: Liz

ny post and nysun are the two to read---nysun.com great site ,great writers


32 posted on 01/11/2006 11:21:06 AM PST by rang1995 (They will love us when we win)
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To: Milhous

Nice work---you'll be busy in the days ahead on this topic (snicker)


33 posted on 01/11/2006 2:18:52 PM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: martin_fierro

"Gosh, Dads, cutting off my allowance really hurts, but don't take away my moose collection."

34 posted on 01/11/2006 2:23:09 PM PST by Liz (You may not be interested in politics; doesn't mean politics isn't interested in you. Pericles)
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To: Milhous
Great info. thank you. :)

When the MSM dies, so will the Democratic Party which no longer will be able to skate passed all the outrageous antics they display on a daily basis. Without the MSM to push the agenda and create a false sense of public support for Liberal ideology, they country will slowly return to some level of sanity.
35 posted on 01/12/2006 5:45:23 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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