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Wales weekly records unique circulation boost

Staff at the Denbighshire Free Press are celebrating being named as the best performing newspaper in Wales in last week’s ABC regional figures.

The Free Press was the only newspaper in the principality to post a year-on-year circulation increase during the second half of 2008.

Its average weekly circulation rose by 1.3 per cent to 7,243, while every other of Wales’ 39 newspapers saw their circulation fall.

The Free Press was one of only 25 UK weeklies classed as 100pc paid-for by the ABC whose circulation rose.

Editor Nic Outterside said: “We all know these are very difficult times for newspapers against rapidly declining advertising revenue and the challenge of news and current affairs saturation from 24 hour TV, the internet and 3G mobile phones.

“But the hugely talented team we have here has kicked against trend by being not only first with local news and views but also developing our title in many new ways.

“Perhaps our unique selling point is we have devoted four pages every week for our readers, alongside the ubiquitous letters page we have also set aside a page for readers’ pictures, a page for their own writing and a page for our Welsh speakers.

“We now need to continue to develop and serve the community here in North Wales which we all love,” he added.


Mark (05/03/2009 21:46:14)
Not the only one………………….I believe the Mid Wales Journal has increased circulation every year for the past five years.