Progressive New York Daily News in steep circulation decline

From Keith J. Kelly at New York Post:

The Daily News is a four-time loser, recently released circulation stats show.

The embattled newspaper reported sharply lower sales on weekdays and Sundays and on newsstand sales and home deliveries, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.

While the entire newspaper industry has been hammered by print circulation declines in recent years, the drop-off by Mort Zuckerman’s Daily News in September was much steeper than the declines at The Post and the New York Times. More.

Reality check: The conservative Post itself is doing reasonably well. Progressive papers like the News are likely to be hit sooner and harder by the long term mainstream media decline. That’s because there is a glut of progressive news out there. There is no similar glut of newsstand conservative news. Niches tend to survive longer because their customers are used to going a little out of their way.

See also: NYT rededicates itself to reporting honestly? Earth to NYT’s Sulzberger: The whole world does not consist of serially abused wives

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