Circulation of daily newspapers has dropped to a 77-year low, signaling an end to print and a shift to all-digital delivery, according to a new industry review.
The Pew Research Center said that circulation has reached a new low of 34.6 million, six million less than papers sold in 1940.
However, the "State of the News Media" found continued growth for digital news delivery and outlets.
The estimated total U.S. daily newspaper circulation (print and digital combined) in 2016 was 35 million for weekday and 38 million for Sunday, both of which fell 8% over the previous year. Declines were highest in print circulation: Weekday print circulation decreased 10% and Sunday circulation decreased 9%.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com