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The L.A. Times’ disappointing digital numbers

by Bill Hayes

In The L.A. Times’ disappointing digital numbers, Nieman Lab, a project that examines the direction news is going in the Internet age, looks at why the Los Angeles Times, once the nation’s second-leading circulation newspaper, is falling so far behind in the digital age. The chart below is just part of the lab’s analysis.

Newspaper                 2002 print circ             2019 digital subs

New York Times        1,113,000                      2.7 million

Los Angeles Times     965,633                         170,000

Washington Post        746,724                         1.7 million

NY Daily News          715,070                         27,000

Chicago Tribune        613,429                         100,000

Newsday                    578,809                          25,000

Houston Chronicle    552,052                          37,000

Dallas Morn. News   521,956                          72,000

SF Chronicle             512,129                          57,000