The latest daily circulation numbers for the nation's largest newspapers show their free fall
continues, and that subscriber bloodletting does not spare The Oregonian
Editor & Publisher reports
that for the six months ending this March, circulation fell by 7 percent nationally for the dailies, compared to the same six-month period in 2008. The O's circulation declined 11.76 percent over that period — one of 11 papers among the nation's 25 largest to suffer a percentage-point decline in double-digits.
Earlier this month, Oregonian Executive Editor Peter Bhatia spoke to City Club about the state of the industry. He responded forcefully to the premise that newspapers are dead, remarks
worth reading given today's latest gloomy news on top of past rounds
of tough news at the paper.