Newspaper circulation like the sun: Up in the East and down in the West

A report from Poynter:

Worldwide, newspapers reach more people than the Internet, WAN-IFRA survey shows

by Julie Moos

At the World Newspaper Congress and World Editors Forum in Vienna, Austria, a survey of 69 countries showed where print circulation, revenue and mobile use were rising for newspapers, and where they are declining.

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Here is a quick summary:

  • Asia Pacific region circulation up 7 percent from 2009 to 2010, and 16 percent over five years.
  • Latin America: Up 2 percent last year and 4.5 percent over the past five years.
  • Western Europe: Down 2.5 percent year-on-year and 11.8 percent over five years
  • Eastern and Central Europe: Down 12 percent last year and 10 percent over five years
  • North America: Down 11 percent year-on-year and 17 percent over five years.

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