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CIRCULATION DROPS FOR MANY U.S. DAILY NEWSPAPERS
Published May 2, 1995
Nine of the ten largest metropolitan dailies lost weekday circulation during the more recent reporting period, according to data released yesterday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Publishers "blamed several factors, including higher newsstand prices and the baseball and hockey labor disputes." Of the ten largest dailies, only the Boston Globe did not lose weekday readers, instead showing a small average daily increase. The top losers: Newsday (-7.03%), San Francisco Chronicle (-5.18%), N.Y. Daily News (-5.0%), Chicago Sun Times (-4.34%), L.A. Times (- 4.18%), Detroit Free Press (-3.39%), Philadelphia Inquirer (- 3.15%), Newark Star-Ledger (-2.83%), Miami Herald (-2.29%), Minneapolis Star-Tribune (-1.86%), Washington Post (-1.41%), N.Y. Times (-1.38%), Chicago Tribune (-.87%), Detroit News (-.55%), and Houston Chronicle (-.55%) (William Glaberson, N.Y. TIMES, 5/2). The largest increases in circulation wer shown by the N.Y. Post, Denver Post, Arizona Republic and San Diego Union Tribune (N.Y. POST, 5/2).