August 3, 2015

Ethnic & Alternative: African American Newspaper Circulation

 Year New York Amsterdam News Baltimore Afro-American Washington Afro-American Philadelphia Tribune Chicago Defender
2009 17477 7244 6592 12543 11158
2010 9750 6923 7211 14177 8603
2011 12607 7394 11858 14955 8396
2012 14042 6840 6007 13320 7737
2013 13588 5595 7172 13745 6741
2014 12587* 5146 5948 19265 5477

Source: Alliance for Audited Media for all papers but the Chicago Defender which uses the Publisher’s Statement from Verified Audit Circulation (April 1-Sept. 30)

Notes: This chart tracks Tuesday’s circulation for The Philadelphia Tribune. Total circulation includes educational copies, employee and independent contractor copies and copies provided in retail businesses.

*Year to year data was not available for the New York Amsterdam News, data for March 2014 was used.

Pew Research Center