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WSJ Looks To Claim Title Of Number One Paper In Circulation

journal logo 2.pngThe Wall Street Journal today released its latest circulation numbers, revealing that its circulation revenue has grown more than 10 percent year over year.

According to numbers reported to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Journal said that its circulation is 2.024 million as of September 2009, compared to 2.012 last year. Individual paid circulation is up .78 percent, to 1.4 million. (The ABC’s official numbers will be released at the end of the month.)

The Journal, which has long been the number two newspaper in the U.S. based on circulation, made its announcement just a few days after Editor & Publisher revealed that USA TODAY, the nation’s largest circ paper, will show a 17 percent decline in circulation when the ABC numbers come out on October 26. E&P said that USA TODAY‘s circ will drop from its March 2009 numbers of 2.1 million to about 1.88 million, meaning the Journal will take its place in the number one slot.

What does this shift in the largest circulation newspaper in the country mean?

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TVNewser: Rush Limbaugh appeared on the “Today” show this morning, talking about how he becomes news by tweaking the media: “I know how to yank their chain. I know how to send them into insanity. I know how to make them spend the next two days talking about me.”

FishbowlDC: An internal memo from USA TODAY Publisher David Hunke addressing the paper’s reported decline of 398,000 copies a day.

Associated Press: Bruce Wasserstein, CEO of Lazard and owner of New York magazine, was hospitalized yesterday with an irregular heartbeat.

New York Observer: The New York Times has canceled all subscriptions to newspapers and magazines for its staff.

New York Times: David Carr says David Letterman still has some hurdles to face.

USA TODAY To Launch E-Edition & Weekend Paper Next Week

usa today logo.pngLast month, USA TODAY publisher David Hunke told us to expect a e-Edition of the paper on August 3. Today, the paper officially announced the launch of a new digital version of the nation’s top-selling newspaper, along with their first-ever weekend paper.

The new Saturday-Sunday edition will be called USA TODAY EXTRA and will be available only to subscribers of the paper’s digital or print versions.

USA TODAY is perfectly modeled to suit all the new and emerging technologies we are seeing in the marketplace,” Hunke said in a release. “We’re very pleased to be able to bring the e-Edition to our readers and we will continue to look for new platforms to grow on.”

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Menu: FisbowlNY’s Amanda Ernst Talks NY Media News

mmm_2-3.gifOn today’s medabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst joined TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer to talk about the week in New York media.

Both Amanda and Steve attended Tuesday’s Mirror Awards, so they discussed stand out moments from the event, including speeches by Arianna Huffington and Norah Ephron, and the man they both dated. (What is it about billionaires?)

Also discussed: the Boston Globe saga, our meeting with USA TODAY‘s new publisher David Hunke yesterday and some opinions about Joy Behar‘s new show on HLN and last night’s “So You Think You Can Dance.”

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

USA TODAY Publisher Hunke: The Next Two Quarters Will Be Tough

usa today.pngJust a few weeks after his appointment as publisher of USA Today David Hunke visited New York with the paper’s new editor-in-chief John Hillkirk to talk to reporters about the pub’s outlook, its new digital and mobile initiatives and thoughts on the drama at The Boston Globe.

The nation’s most read paper is not immune from the pressures of economy, having recently laid of four ad staffers on top of imposing furloughs and possible wage cuts and salary freezes.

Hunke said that he couldn’t promise that there would not be additional cuts at USA TODAY but he did seem hopeful that the worst might be behind the newspaper. “But the third and fourth quarter are going to be tough,” he said. “And that’s just as far as anyone can see right now.”

He did add that “there are no sacred cows,” meaning that no one is really safe. “It’s our goal to attract and retain talent. [Publications] that don’t do that are going to have the toughest future,” Hunke added.

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  • David Hunke named president and publisher of USA Today- FishbowlDC
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