WSJ remains No. 1 U.S. paper
The Wall Street Journal remained the largest newspaper in the United States, according to the latest figures released Monday from the Audit Bureau of Circulation.
The Journal leads all daily newspapers in total paid circulation, rising 0.5 percent to 2,092,523 at the end of March from 2,082,189 at the end of March 2009, as filed with ABC, subject to audit.
As a result of increased subscription rates, circulation revenue also saw a 3.6 percent year-over-year increase.
News of the Journal’s ranking and continued growth was announced alongside the launch of Greater New York, the Journal’s new daily, standalone section dedicated to coverage of the New York City metropolitan area, available beginning Monday.
“Readers turn to the Journal for the news that matters most. We are fortunate that during a time of retrenchment across the media industry, we are able to grow the Journal franchise with a new section devoted to New York,” said Todd Larsen, president of Dow Jones & Co., in a statement “The ABC figures complement the strength we’ve seen in our print advertising revenue with a 25 percent increase year-over-year for the first quarter ending in March 2010.”