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If The Sun Drops Page 3 It Dies With The Other Newspapers

by | 10th, November 2014

File picture, dated 17/11/1969, Rupert Murdoch looks at one of the first copies of The Sun newspaper, at the News of the World building , in London.

File picture, dated 17/11/1969, Rupert Murdoch looks at one of the first copies of The Sun newspaper, at the News of the World building , in London.

NEWSPAPERS are dying. So are the readers who grow up with them. That’s tragic. But it’s life.

Print sales of The Sun dipped below two million a day for the first time in its modern history last month.

Average sales of the paper dipped 8 per cent year on year to 1,978,324 making it still the UK’s best-selling daily.

Publisher News UK is expected to release an update later this month on the progress of the paper’s digital subscription strategy which may soften the blow of falling below two million.

The Daily Mirror dropped below two million copies in 2004 and fell below the one million mark last December.

If the Sun drops Page 3, it’ll be just like the rest. It won’t do away with Page 3, will it?

PS: Bring back the News of the World. It  really was excellent…

The two main trade bodies for UK national and regional newspaper publishers today took the word “newspaper” out of their names as they launched the News Media Association.

The new body follows the merger of regional press trade association the Newspaper Society and national newspaper publishers’ group the Newspaper Publishers’ Association. The two bodies already share offices and most staff and represent an industry which they say has a turnover off £6bn a year.

The move brings to an end nearly 300 years of combined history for the two bodies. The Newspaper Society was launched in 1836 and the Newspaper Publishers’ Association was launched in 1904.

It’s all starting to look a bit samey…



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