Wall Street Journal Remains #1 Newspaper in U.S. With Rise in Total Average Circulation

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NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal remains the top daily newspaper in the country with a total average circulation of 2,378,827 (March 2013), a 12.3% increase from 2,118,315 (March 2012), according to the latest figures released by the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM). The Journal's digital circulation increased 62.6% to 898,102 (March 2013), up from 552,288 (March 2012).

The Journal's total average circulation for WSJ Weekend increased 15.8% to 2,406,332 (March 2013), up from 2,078,564 (March 2012). In addition, single copy sales for WSJ Weekend increased .8% to 81,803 (March 2013) from 81,125 (March 2012). The Journal debuted an expanded weekend edition in September 2010 and last year announced an increase in frequency of WSJ. Magazine to 11 times per year, which appears as part of the Weekend edition.

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is America's largest newspaper by total average circulation with more than 2.3 million subscribers and 36 million global digital visitors per month. In recent years, The Journal has expanded its core content offering to include coverage of the arts, culture, lifestyle, sports, and personal health, building on its heritage as the leading source of business and financial news. Published by Dow Jones, one of the world's largest news gathering operations with 2,000 journalists in more than 50 countries, the Wall Street Journal now spans 12 editions in nine languages, engaging readers across newspapers, websites, magazines, social media, and video. The Journal holds 35 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

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