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Fairfax trumps News in race for digital subscribers: audit

Fairfax’s paywalls are more porous, and more expensive to unlock. But its two metro dailies are streaking ahead of News Corp when it comes to digital subscribers.

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Circulation results: Tele‘s anti-Rudd campaign falls flat

Newspapers continue to bleed, with fresh circulation stats showing double-digit drops in sales of Fairfax and News Corp titles over the last quarter. The one publication that is not dropping by too much? TV Week.

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Bush telegraph hang-up: reality check as regional revenues tumble

Regional newspapers were doing better than their city cousins — until recently. Now APN and Fairfax, heavily reliant on bush media profits, are struggling as revenues fall.

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Papers losing $7m a week? Fairfax results look grim for News

Fairfax’s full-year results, released yesterday, showed the company’s revenues continuing to fall. But that won’t necessarily please News Corp, which sees a warning in the numbers.

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Newspaper circulation results shocker: the contagion edition

Newspaper circulation figures are out for the quarter and it’s bad, bad news across the board. No paper is immune from the dramatic decline in sales. But there are a few magazines holding their own …

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Media briefs: News Corp control … Rundle v Cater … Sun hiring …

There seems to e some confusion at News Corp as to just what percentage of Australia’s newspapers it owns.

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Media reality check: for every $1 lost in print, just 8c recovered online

New industry advertising data, obtained by Crikey, reveals an alarming disparity for media players: for every $1 lost in print revenue, just 8 cents is recovered in online ads.

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Newspapers circling the drain as paywalls falter

The latest Audit Bureau of Circulations results show massive drops in print circulation and reveal, finally, how many readers are paying for the Herald Sun online. Hint: it’s not very many.

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US newspaper sales: Times, Journal big winners

The New York Times continues to stand firm in the face of dire newspaper circulation figures in the United States. But rival the New York Post is in trouble.

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Can digital save US newspapers? Maybe, says new report

The American newspaper industry is in crisis. But the peak industry body has a novel way of putting a positive spin on the dire numbers — it stopped reporting them.

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Circulation figures: the paper is dead, long live the ‘masthead’

The latest newspaper circulation figures show plummeting sales, but the industry is talking up the growth of digital. How seriously should we take their claims?

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Media briefs: property ad war … US paper circ … Kelly on Asia …

US circulation figures don’t encourage locals … Paul Kelly missed the Asian Century committee … Sandy brings out the best in US reporters …

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Newsagents mull News Ltd paper distribution changes

Newsagents are understandably concerned about the impact of the News Limited newspaper distribution changes. Mark Fletcher at Australian Newsagency Blog outlines the challenges for businesses.

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Latest circulation figures: read all about it … or not

The latest 2011 circulation figures indicate that it was a mixed-to-good December quarter for some titles, an average half-year for others and another miserable 12 months for the majority of newspapers and magazines.

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Fairfax’s ‘fair’ offer … Addy crazy eyes … a Bully beat-up …

In today’s Media Briefs: the eyes have it for Adelaide Advertiser … Beat-up of the Week? … Vox Pop of the Day … Front Page of the Day … Print sales heading down but paid digital sales rising … and more …

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Sectional readership breakdown has newspapers nervous

Newspaper advertising buyers have denied new data breaking down readership by section will lead to tougher negotiations over ad rates amid rapidly declining circulation and teetering revenue.

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Secret Fairfax documents cast doubt on Age circulation

Confidential Fairfax documents reveal advertisers in The Age newspaper could be losing millions of dollars each year due to a lack of disclosure around circulation figures.

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The Australian's Media section | JOURNALISM|

Peeling away the newspaper wrap biz

Have you ever struggled to remove that annoying plastic wrapping on your daily newspaper? Companies behind a new machine claim they will revolutionise the newspaper wrap industry, but is this just a case of sticky PR?

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Red ink dominates latest newspaper sales figures

The newspaper industry, which is dominated by Fairfax Media and News Ltd papers, took the predictable low road in trying to explain one of the worst circulation audits for years in the three months to March.

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What newspaper crisis?

There has been a pretty profound change in the readership of national and metro papers over a year, but it’s metro papers that are dropping off in readership, not regional ones, writes Jason Wilson.

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Rupert’s dirty circulation secret is out

News Corp, like several other US newspaper publishers, has been caught out fudging its circulation figures, by exploiting a loophole that makes sales look a lot better than they actually are.

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Datapig: what the rich people are reading

Ever wondered how much money they bloke next to you on the bus is earning? Crikey’s Datapig compiles the stats on Australia’s newspaper readership.

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The Awl | PRINT|

A graphic history of newspaper circulation

The Awl has combined circulation figures for the major US newspapers going back to 1990 to create an eye-opening chart of media carnage. One of these things is not like the others…

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The Atlantic Wire | PRINT|

The upside to the newspaper downturn

The plummeting circulation figures of US newspapers isn’t all bad news: the environment, journalistic standards and the internet may all reap the benefits. The Atlantic Wire rounds up the media pundits who still view the news-stand as half-full.

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Bottom falling out of US newspaper circulations

No matter which way you look at it, the latest circulation figures from the embattled US newspaper industry are a disaster, with circulations falling more than 10% in the six months to September — the biggest fall ever.

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