“The Olympian” circulation drop stabilizes

September 28th, 2015 by Ken

Paid subscriptions to “The Olympian” appears to have stabilized somewhat during the past year.

As released by the newspaper, paid subscribers to the paper were 16,464 as of the end of September this year.   Last year the paper reported 17,192 – – a drop of only 628 paid subscribers during the past year.

As required by law, all publications which use the US Mail, must report who owns and manages the paper each year no later than the first week of October, as well as its circulation figures.  I’ve been keeping track of “The Olympian’s” circulation since 1983.

New this year in its reporting, is who is managing the newspaper.   Last year the publisher was George LeMasurier.   This year the publisher is listed as David Zeeck, who is also the publisher of “The (Tacoma) News Tribune.”

A loss of around 600 subscribers is actually good news for the newspaper.   Over the past several years it has seen significant declines in subscribers every year, sometimes in the thousands.

That’s also good news for the community which needs a consistent, professional news service to keep us informed.

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