The Press: More Papers

The U.S. press had never had so many customers, or paraded so many ads before them.

The trade weekly Editor & Publisher reported that U.S. newspaper circulation had hit a record 50,927,505 a day last year, and advertising lineage had increased a phenomenal 24% over 1945. The year had also seen 24 papers die, and 33 new ones start. It was the second year in a row that the alarming decline of the U.S. daily (from 2,461 in 1916 to 1,744 in 1944) had been arrested. Present total: 1,763.

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