June 10, 2016

African American news media: Newspaper circulation (2016)

Year New York Amsterdam News Baltimore Afro-American Washington Afro-American Philadelphia Tribune Chicago Defender
2009 17,477 7,244 6,592 12,543 11,158
2010 9,750 6,923 7,211 14,177 8,603
2011 12,607 7,394 11,858 14,955 8,396
2012 14,042 6,840 6,007 13,320 7,737
2013 13,588 5,595 7,172 13,745 6,741
2014 10,470 5,146 5,948 19,265 5,477
2015 8,298 10,315  15,138 4,464

Note: Alliance for Audited Media data is total average paid circulation for six months ending on Sept. 30 for 2009-2014 and for three months ending on Sept. 30 for 2015. The print runs of the Baltimore Afro-American and the Washington Afro-American papers were combined in June 2015. This chart tracks Tuesday’s circulation for the Philadelphia Tribune.
Source: Alliance for Audited Media for all papers but the Chicago Defender (Verified Audit Circulation Publisher’s Statement for total average paid circulation from April 1-Sept. 30).
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