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18 of 20 top newspapers lose circulation, but so what?

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Editor & Publisher reports that 18 of the top 20 newspapers in the U.S. lost weekday circulation in the previous six months ending Sept. 30.

But Jay Smith, chairman of the Newspaper Association of America and president of Cox Newspapers Inc., says newspapers aren’t dead. It’s only a problem with scorekeeping:

In an era of 24-hour cable news, more radio and television stations than we ever dreamed possible and, of course, the Internet, newspapers get a bad rap. Too often their wounds are self-inflicted. The scorekeepers in our business have failed to count readers, preferring to track the easier-to-measure metric of paid circulation.

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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

November 7, 2005 at 1:18 pm

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