Top U.S. Newspapers See Online Growth

Top U.S. Newspapers See Online Growth

Editor & Publisher reported Wednesday that more than 80% of the top online newspapers in the U.S. recorded increases in the number of unique visitors to their websites during June — compared to the same month a year ago, according to Nielsen Online.

New York’s Daily News Online saw the largest percentage gain — its audience grew by 109% year-over-year to 3.8 million unique visitors in June.  Michigan-based rose 80% to 1.5 million unique visitors, while sites owned by two New York City-based news outlets, Newsday and Village Voice Media, saw audience gains of 73% and 70%, respectively. 

The Houston Chronicle, which fell 44% in June, and Ottaway Newspapers (-30%) experienced the most significant declines.