2021 circulation Snapshot report now available

New data compiled by News Media Canada shows that the newspaper industry (daily and community newspapers) circulated more than 33 million copies each week in 2021.

More than a third of newspaper circulation is paid and 65% is controlled (free).  Daily newspaper circulation in 2021 was 19.3 million and community newspaper circulation was just over 14 million.

As of July 2021 there were 950 community newspaper titles and 74 daily newspaper titles.  COVID dramatically impacted the newspaper landscape over the past 2 years resulting in 63 closures in 2020 and 19 closures in 2021.

These details and more are available in the 2021 Snapshot report which can be downloaded in either Excel of PDF formats.