More big circulation losers among GCI papers

Within Gannett, The Californian at Salinas had the single-biggest loss in daily circulation — 13.6%, to 15,957 — as of March 31 vs. a year ago, the new Deutsche Bank analysis shows.

Among Sunday papers, the dubious No. 1 honor went to The Leaf-Chronicle at Clarksville, Tenn.; its circulation cratered 15.9%, to 22,438, DB’s report shows.

Other notables: The Journal News at White Plains, N.Y., plunged 10.9% daily, to 108,863; Sunday: 7.3%, to 125,829. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle fell 5.1% daily, to 148,858; Sunday: 4.7%, to 199,533, the report says.

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[Image: this morning’s Californian, Newseum]

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13 Responses to “More big circulation losers among GCI papers”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Westchester used to be about 150,000 daily and 200,000 on Sunday.

    Oh, la, la. What a buy!!!

  2. Mr. Yesterday Says:

    Could somebody please post a link to the full ABC analysis/report?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Actually, what you’re seeing across Gannett and many other papers across the country is papers shedding the bogus circulation that was interestingly always referred to as “other”. Westchester has more to come but the pub there wants to cling to it.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Not surprised by the Westchester numbers. There is no way that operation can do anything right with the incompetents running the place. And I do not mean the Publisher, he is too new. I mean the management that has been there way too long that have ruined that once solid newspaper.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Jim last night you called one of my comments “Course”

    How does “No FUCKING Way” compare to my “Course” comments? What’s good for the goose……..

  6. Jim Hopkins Says:

    To Anon@8:51 p.m.: How does it compare? Well, I’d say my comment is WAY more coarse than your comment! Turns out, being the blog editor has its prerogatives.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Cincinnati’s Monday-Friday circulation went up 2.9% or about 5,000. But the period counted was right after the Post folded. It’s circulation had tanked yet it was still around 20,000. Saturday and Sunday numbers have not been announced. I am sensing a decline, at least for Sunday. Call it woman’s intuition.

    Lois Lane

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Clarksville is one of the fastest-growing cities in Tennessee, and The Leaf-Chronicle’s circ continues to tank. They like to blame it on the transient population of Fort Campbell military base, but the fact remains that the newsroom management is the worst that it’s ever been. I know; I worked there many moons ago.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Further, I’ve not seen anything written about how Gannett has consolidated upper level positions.
    The marketing VP/Director has now taken over the circulation responsibity, etc. Or the circulation VP has now taken over the production role.

    I only wish that the HR VP’s would be outsourced to India…the language barrier would pose no problem. They always talked out of their asses anyway. The worse of the lot.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    What’s the circ numbers for the NJ papers?

  11. Anonymous Says:

    As requested by anonymous on 5/3/08, I also would like to see the circ numbers for all of the NJ papers especially Asbury Park Press and the infamous Courier-Post of Cherry Hill.

  12. Ex staffer Says:

    I’m surprised somebody thought the White Plains paper was “solid” at some time in the past. There was a time when it had a kind of obvious purpose as the paper of record for all those NW burbs, covering all the meetings and mall proposals. Like Newsday on a smaller scale, it never got past “inoffensive” and made it to “interesting.” Stolid more than solid. But it’s been a long time since I was there so who knows.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Maybe the Journal News can update their numbers on its Web site, which claims circulation numbers from 10 years ago. How long before they start offering buyouts.

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