Sunday, June 9, 2019

Journal Times Circulation Hits New Low

The Journal Times has already seen substantial change this year. In five years, the newspaper has lost 1 out of every 3 subscribers.
By Scott Anderson, Patch Staff | |
RACINE, WI — It's no secret that newspapers across the country, and the media companies that own them, have been struggling for quite some time.
According to the data collected by The Pew Research Center, the estimated total U.S. daily newspaper circulation in 2017 was 31 million for weekday and 34 million for Sunday, which was down 11 percent and 10 percent from the previous year.

Circulation figures posted yearly by Lee Enterprises, the company that owns the Racine Journal Times, indicate that the local Racine paper is no exception.

According to data compiled in yearly company filings with the U.S. Security And Exchange Commission, the Racine paper has seen a roughly 33 percent drop in both daily and Sunday circulation numbers in a span of five years.

In 2013, Journal Times daily circulation came in at 22,562. In 2018, that number has dwindled to 14,949. Sunday circulation in 2013 was reported at 25,582. Five years later, it reportedly shrank to 17,041.

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