More on LAT numbers

Several readers offering their thoughts on an earlier post about the paper's circulation decline wonder how it compares with other big dailies. It's a good point - most all the major metro papers have seen substantial slippage since 1998. But based on a quick survey, I couldn't find any with as precipitous drop in circulation (though the Washington Post has taken a pretty big hit).

1998 1,110,143
2008 1,077,254
Difference -32,887

NY Daily News
1998 730,761
2008 703,137
Difference -27,624

Washington Post
1998 808,884
2008 673,180
Difference -135,704

1998 1,095,007
2008 773,884
Difference -321,123

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