The Press: Rise & Fall

Last week N. W. Ayer & Son (Philadelphia advertisers) issued their perennial publishing statistics, now called Directory of Newspapers & Periodicals. Listing circulations, bringing tidings of organizations quick and dead, the book reported:

There are now printed in the U. S. and Canada 22,269 publications, 350 less than last year. During 1929, 404 weeklies died, 35 newspapers were born. Total circulation for U. S. and Canadian newspapers: 44,110,094, a gain of 3,935,094 over 1929.

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