‘NY Times’ Shows Circulation Gains

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(AP) The New York Times posted major gains in circulation for the six-month period ending March 31 as news of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and other major events boosted sales.

The gains, which the newspaper announced in a statement Wednesday, were the largest the paper had seen in 10 years.

Daily circulation rose 3.8% to 1,194,491, while Sunday circulation rose 2.4% to 1,735,059. The gains were the largest the Times has reported for any six-month period since 1991.

“The incredible news events of this year have brought a heightened interest in and appreciation for the depth and breadth of New York Times coverage,” Scott Heekin-Canedy, senior vice president of circulation, said in a statement. “We continue to see circulation increases that reflect the value that people place on Times reporting.”

Circulation figures for other newspapers will be reported at the end of April by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

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