March 13, 2006

Growth in Online Revenue at Select Newspaper Companies

Company Percentage Growth from 2002 Percentage Growth from 2003
Journal Register Inc. 17.5 32
New York Times Co. 22.6 34
Belo Corp. 26.2 26
Washington Post Co. 31.4 32
Knight Ridder 44.1 44
McClatchy Co. 47.5 49
Media General Inc. 59 44
Lee Enterprises Inc. 68 43

Online operations are now one of the few growth areas at many newspaper companies. In 2005, growth rates in excess of 35% were typical and some companies exceeded 40%, though the totals were still small.