U.S. newspaper circulation drops 3.6% in six months


LOS ANGELES — Newspaper circulation fell 3.6 percent in the six months ending in March as the transition from paper to online continued apace according to figures released Monday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. At least one Wisconsin newspaper has taken the bull by the horns, stopping its nearly 100-year-old print edition and going entirely to online production.

The New York Times’ circulation fall 3.85 percent while its Sunday circulation dropped more than 9 percent. The only major newspapers to buck the trend were USA Today and The Wall Street Journal, which both experienced gains of less than 1 percent. The Los Angeles Times reported a drop of 5.13 percent in weekday circulation.