Snapshot: Community Newspaper Circulation

In 2020, there are 974 community newspapers in Canada and 1,028 editions. Community newspapers publish 14.3 million copies each week and the majority of circulation is free (controlled), accounting for almost 14 million copies weekly. Community newspapers publish in primarily broadsheet and tabloid formats, although 84% of all editions are tabloids.

The 2020 daily newspaper Snapshot fact sheet is based on circulation sourced from audit companies (AAM, CMCA, CCAB) or owner-provided data. Please note, the detailed spreadsheet with title specific data is no longer available.

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Historical circulation data: