Yesterday’s release of semi-annual newspaper circulation figures is remarkable for what isn’t included: The Globies anywhere in the top 25.
That’s right, the daily edition is no longer as important as publications in Portland, Oregon, Cleveland, St Petersburg or even Newark, New Jersey. How’s that $1.50 cover price working out?
Oh yes, the “Internet” argument – if that’s going to save The Globies, then why are other publications moving behind pay walls?
Meanwhile, the scrappy Herald is still alive and kicking. The establishment is not amused.
As for the latter paper, “less bad”, meaning a smaller percentage loss in print readers, isn’t good enough. Sunday circulation is especially alarming.
It’s time for Herald ownership/management to meet with readers and determine how to proceed from here.