The New York Times' average weekday print circulation in 2020 was 374, 000 copies. This is a considerable decrease from over 906,000 a decade ago and maintains the declining trend that has been observed in recent years.
In an attempt to catch up with other newspapers, The New York Times has cut back on printing more than one edition a day. As a result, they have reduced their weekday print circulation by about 25%. They also cut back on printing more than six days a week which includes Sunday mornings. This reduces their weekly print circulation by about 20%.
The New York Times launched a new digital subscription service in 2015 called NYT Books. So far, it is not performing well enough to make any difference for the newspaper's overall revenue. However, it does provide a way for them to make money off articles that people can read online for free.
In addition to print and digital subscriptions, there is now an app for all electronic devices which includes iPhones, iPads, and Android phones/tablets. This app is called "NYT" and is available for free from Apple's App Store and Google Play.
There are two main factors that affect how many people read The New York Times: price and quality.
In terms of print, the New York Times reading data indicate a 7.4 percent reduction in subscribers per year. The daily had 833,000 print subscribers by the end of 2020, down from almost 900,000 the previous year. The Sunday paper has declined even more, with 372,000 copies sold during the last holiday season versus 404,000 a year earlier.
In terms of online readership, the New York Times reported about 1 billion page views in 2017. This represents a decrease of about 4 percent compared to 2016. However, when comparing monthly unique visitors, which is a measure that takes traffic fluctuations into account, the newspaper site saw a significant increase, from 18 million to 19 million between 2016 and 2017.
Conde Nast, which publishes the New York Times website, also owns magazines such as Vogue, Town & Country, and GQ. It is possible that these publications are responsible for some of the decline in readership numbers. Also, since it's a large media company, they may be reducing their expenditures on news content as well as other products/services they no longer need.
On the other hand, Google News now includes the New York Times in its list of popular news websites, which could help drive more traffic to the site.
All in all, there are many factors that can affect the number of subscribers and online readership.
The Wall Street Journal circulation figures for 2018-2020 Adding to that, daily print readership is 754 thousand copies, while daily digital circulation is above 2.26 million.
The Wall Street Journal has a daily circulation of about 750,000 copies, with about 1 in 5 households in the United States reading at least one copy of the paper. This makes it the most read newspaper in the world.
The Wall Street Journal was first published on February 20, 1889. Today, it is owned by Chinese media company China's largest newspaper publisher, the Shanghai Daily News Group. It is based in Manhattan, New York.
The Wall Street Journal has won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other newspaper. It also has the highest percentage of staff members who have won Pulitzers, with 68 out of 91 winners being employees of the paper or alumni. Only 12 people have won two Pulitzers. One of them is John Willis Eager Jr., who won three Pulitzers in journalism: two for his work at The Wall Street Journal and one for service to American journalism organizations from an early retirement position as president of Columbia University's School of Journalism.