Circulation at the nation’s daily newspapers fell 2.6 percent in the six months ending in September, according to figures released Nov. 5 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Sunday circulation dropped 8 percent to 359,355 from the same year-ago timeframe, while its weekday, Monday through Friday, circulation dropped 8.5 percent to 278,379. Saturday circulation at the paper was down 6.7 percent to 328,988. The Union-Tribune is owned by La Jolla-based Copley Press Inc.
The North County Times also saw a loss in circulation, but the plunge was slight. Owned by Lee Enterprises Inc., the smaller daily focuses its attention on Escondido, Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos. Its total Sunday circulation of 90,000 was off by 426, or 0.5 percent. Weekday circulation dropped by 158 to 86,852, and Saturday circulation dropped by 391 to 80,882.
, Connie Lewis