Newspaper circulation losses accelerate -- except at The Wall Street Journal

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It was a good six months to be The Wall Street Journal. It was a bad six months to be just about anyone else.

On Monday, the Audit Bureau of Circulations released its official figures for the half-year ending Sept. 30, and the picture they paint is no less grim for being thoroughly foreseeable. Average daily circulation for the 379 papers reporting to ABC was down 10.6 percent, a marked acceleration of the downward trend from recent reports. The story at 562 Sunday papers was only slightly better: a 7.5 percent decline.