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Circulation declines reported at area newspapers

Friday, May 9, 2014
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This story has been updated to reflect this correction: Weekday circulation of the Daily Gazette’s print product fell to 36,622 from 38,451 in the six months leading up to March 31. A story published in Thursday’s Gazette showing a circulation increase relied on an incorrect number that yielded a faulty comparison.

Area newspapers saw continued declines in weekday circulation in the six months leading up to March 31, according to figures recently released by the Alliance for Audited Media.

Sunday circulation was down everywhere, including the Gazette, which saw Sunday’s print circulation drop 0.68 percent and Sunday’s online circulation drop 3.79 percent over this time.

The Times Union, a Hearst Corporation newspaper based in Colonie, had weekday circulation of 48,324, down 6.45 percent from 51,657 one year earlier. Sunday circulation fell 4.99 percent from 113,794 to 108,118.

The Post-Star, a Lee Enterprises newspaper based in Glens Falls, saw its weekday circulation fall 5.68 percent from 22,553 to 21,271. Sunday circulation fell 3.58 percent from 26,363 to 25,420.

The Leader Herald, an Ogden Newspapers publication based in Gloversville, saw its weekday circulation fall 7.86 percent from 7,378 to 6,798. Sunday circulation fell 3.99 percent, from 9,740 to 9,351.

The Saratogian and Troy Record, owned by the Journal Register Company, posted the biggest circulation drops in the region.

The Saratogian’s weekday circulation fell 18.47 percent from 5,857 to 4,775. Sunday circulation fell 14.64 percent from 6,229 to 5,317.

The Troy Record’s weekday circulation fell 12.87 percent from 7,352 to 6,406. Sunday circulation fell 4.75 percent from 7,732 to 7,365.

 
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