Newsonomics: Single-Copy Newspaper Sales are Collapsing, and It’s Largely a Self-inflicted Wound

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by: Ken Doctor | Nieman Lab

Have you bought a lonely single copy of a newspaper lately, from a newsstand or a newspaper box? Probably not. Neither are many other people.

Single-copy newspaper sales — which not that long ago made up as much as 15 to 25 percent of sales — are obsolescent, dropping in double digits per year and, for many papers, 25 to 50 percent or more in just the past three years

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