Canadians Abandoning Newsprint

November 7, 2006

Circulation is dropping at Canada's largest newspapers, part of a continent-wide shift to start obtaining news from websites and online sources (like this one?). Numbers released by the Audit Bureau of Circulation for the six months ended September show small increases for a few papers, usually their weekend editions, but overall a drop of about 1% for the major dailies, and up to a 10% drop for the National Post. US figures show overall newspaper readership has declined 2.8% in the same period, while newspaper websites have shown an 8% increase in traffic. The biggest drop is occuring for 25-to-34-year-olds. Globe & Mail