How Montana print circulation stacks up nationally
The state of printed news - Part I
January 6, 2022
MONTANA - Newspapers around the country have seen sweeping changes in their structure within the last decade. Declining print numbers have forced publications to adapt to new markets and adopt new strategies.
According to a 2021 article titled, "22 US Newspaper Circulation Statistics You Should Be Aware Of" from Letter.ly, an online job board for journalists, weekday print circulation decreased from 63.3 million copies in 1984 to 28.5 million in 2018. The current U.S. newspaper print circulation is the lowest it has been since 1940 when official circulation data began being published.