Skip to comments.TIMES BOMBS ("paper of record" 2001-04 daily circulation off 19%)
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.
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"Gosh, Dads, cutting off my allowance really hurts."
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.
They have as much news value as Hostess twinkies have food value.
Pretty bad when they can't even sell 'em to the locals.
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.
Toilet paper is cheaper now.
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.
It would be off even more if they reported all the free copies they give away to replace some of the paying customers.
"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.
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
Pinch ain't happy...
Pinchy-Winchy looks positively madcap in that photo.
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.
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.
We received a subscription offer for their paper, in Wisconsin. We returned the pre-paid return envelope empty.
Now that's a manly feller.
Hopefully, the NY POST is kicking its butt.
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.
"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!"
I wish the New York Times would change its name to "The Al-Quaeda Sentinal" for it would be more accurate..... :-)
I hear Pinch is turning in his key to the executive washroom and is getting a new job in the executive washroom.
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.
You should have wrapped it around a brick before you sent it back.
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.
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)?
ny post and nysun are the two to read---nysun.com great site ,great writers
Nice work---you'll be busy in the days ahead on this topic (snicker)
"Gosh, Dads, cutting off my allowance really hurts, but don't take away my moose collection."