Newspapers: Living with the Scars

When asked how his paper was doing in circulation and advertising linage since the end of the strike, the business manager of a New York City daily replied with a single syllable: "Hah!" But it was no laughing matter. One long month-and-a-half after the chilling, 114-day newspaper shutdown, Manhattan's seven general dailies are still numb. By conservative reckoning their combined circulation is down 500,000 from a prestrike total of 5,700,000. Some estimates place the losses as high as 15%, or 855,000.

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