Register takes big hit

This is turning out to be a bloody day in the newspaper business. Besides the LAT announcement of 75 layoffs in the newsroom (see Kevin's post at LAO), there are all the circulation declines being announced this morning. The Register had a disastrous stretch, reporting a 15 percent plunge in average daily circulation for the six months ended Sept. 30. That brings the paper down to 236,270 (Sunday is just a shade under 300,000). These numbers might actually look good in another year - the industry must deal with a lengthy recession on top of a systemic change in the way it does business. In short, itís a mess. Here's the OCBJ story.

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