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The newspaper is not pushing up the daisies yet

Who killed the newspaper?, the Economist asked last year. This was just one of many death sentences the last few years for the newspaper as we know it. But WAN, World Association of Newspapers, is not ready to throw in the towel. New data from WAN show that newspaper circulation is growing and new newspapers are being launched “at a remarkable rate”.

– Global newspaper circulation up 9.95 percent over five years and 2.36 percent over twelve months
– Daily newspaper titles surpass 10,000 for first time in history
– More than 450 million copies sold daily
– In excess of 1.4 billion paid-newspaper readers
– Total free daily circulation more than doubles in five years

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