The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has just published its annual edition of World Press Trends for 2012 which looks at the current state and trends of the global newspaper industry.
The report shows that:
- 2.5 billion people read a newspaper in print regularly.
- Newspaper circulation grew by 1.1 per cent globally last year, to 512 million copies, and 4.2 per cent between 2007 and 2011. The growing newspaper business in Asia has more than offset circulation losses elsewhere in the world.
- While digital platforms are helping newspapers increase their audiences, they are as yet not proving to be a sufficient source of revenue.
Full details of the report can be found at http://www.wan-ifra.org/wpt