The latest report from the Audit Bureau of Circulation shows U.S. newspaper circulation declined 4.6 per cent in the six months ending in September, 2008. The report covers 507 daily newspapers. Declines were worst in large cities, but even quality titles such as the New York Times were not immune to the trend.

The latest report from the Audit Bureau of Circulation shows U.S. newspaper circulation declined 4.6 per cent in the six months ending in September, 2008. The report covers 507 daily newspapers. Declines were worst in large cities, but even quality titles such as the New York Times were not immune to the trend.

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Kelly Toughill is an associate professor of journalism at the University of King's College and founder of Polestar Immigration Research Inc.