Ed Driscoll

Grim Milestone Achieved

As I mentioned that month in an early Silicon Graffiti clip, in April of 2008, the Political Calculations blog boldly predicted:

Sometime, within the next twelve to eighteen months, the average circulation of the weekday edition of the New York Times will drop below one million. This event marks the continuing decline in the fortunes of what had been the U.S. newspaper of record as the New York Times’ average circulation has been well above this level for decades.

Mission Accomplished:

At The New York Times, which has repeatedly raised its prices in recent years, weekday circulation fell 7.3 percent, to about 928,000, the first time since the 1980s that it has been under one million.

Like Ambassador de Sadesky, our source was the New York Timesindirectly of course.