Here Are 25 Papers That Have The Best Chance Of Being Around In 10 Years

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What do Newsday, the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Naples Daily News have in common?

Their audience is increasing.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, those publications are four of the 25 fastest growing newspapers when you consider print and online audience.

While the average circulation of the 80 largest papers in the country dropped 2.6 per cent and print revenue was down more than 50 per cent from 2005, the figures offer a bit of hope.

The Chicago Sun-Times — home of the much-loved and always popular Roger Ebert — led the list with a jump of 48.41% between March 2010 to March 2011.

So there are some reasons to be positive. Then again, the 25th fastest growing publication — the San Diego Union-Tribune — only experienced a one-third of a per cent increase.

But still, growth!

(One note: It is a little difficult to compare year-to-year figures because of new accounting measures.)

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permalink=”chicago-sun-times-1″
title=”Chicago Sun-Times”
content=”3/31/10: 2,429,272

3/31/11: 3,605,363

Change: 48.11%”
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[slide
permalink=”fort-worth-star-telegram-2″
title=”Fort Worth-Star-Telegram”
content=”3/31/10: 1,117,138

3/31/11: 1,260,063

Change: 12.79%”
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[slide
permalink=”daily-herald-3″
title=”Daily Herald”
content=”3/31/10: 832,367

3/31/11: 938,653

Change: 12.77%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc1526ecadcbb4a741f0000″
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[slide
permalink=”greenwich-time-4″
title=”Greenwich Time”
content=”3/31/10: 102,830

3/31/11: 114,365

Change: 11.22%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc15323cadcbb2a780d0000″
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[slide
permalink=”the-salt-lake-tribune-5″
title=”The Salt Lake Tribune”
content=”3/31/10: 648,432

3/31/11: 712,034

Change: 9.81%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc1537eccd1d5cf7c030000″
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[slide
permalink=”the-daily-gazette-6″
title=”The Daily Gazette”
content=”3/31/10: 198,809

3/31/11: 213,841

Change: 7.56%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc2f97149e2aeae6e000000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”times-picayune-7″
title=”Times-Picayune”
content=”3/31/10: 848,961

3/31/11: 912,735

Change: 7.51%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc1545449e2aeda28050000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”morning-call-8″
title=”Morning Call”
content=”3/31/10: 461,725

3/31/11: 494,296

Change: 7.05%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc154b8cadcbbd17d040000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”times-leader-9″
title=”Times Leader”
content=”3/31/10: 190,096

3/31/11: 201,192

Change: 5.84%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc15538ccd1d5b57e200000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”tulsa-world-10″
title=”Tulsa World”
content=”3/31/10: 528,559

3/31/11: 552,996

Change: 4.62%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc155914bd7c8e70e1a0000″
caption=””
credit=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”connecticut-post-11″
title=”Connecticut Post”
content=”3/31/10: 276,151

3/31/11: 288,758

Change: 4.57%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc155deccd1d5bd03090000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”naples-daily-news-12″
title=”Naples Daily News”
content=”3/31/10: 259,377

3/31/11: 271,095

Change: 4.52%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc15634ccd1d5c67e1d0000″
caption=””
credit=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”newsday-13″
title=”Newsday”
content=”3/31/10: 2,433,716

3/31/11: 2,532,592

Change: 4.06%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc156b6ccd1d59d05110000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”seattle-times-14″
title=”Seattle Times”
content=”3/31/10: 1,596,594

3/31/11: 1,648,077

Change: 3.22%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc157094bd7c8e316000000″
caption=””
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[slide
permalink=”the-miami-herald-15″
title=”The Miami Herald”
content=”3/31/10: 1,238,849

3/31/11: 1,278,003

Change: 3.16%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc1575e49e2aee9282b0000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”san-jose-mercury-news-16″
title=”San Jose Mercury News”
content=”3/31/10: 2,504,822

3/31/11: 2,583,011

Change: 3.12%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc157ac49e2aee9283f0000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”asbury-park-press-17″
title=”Asbury Park Press”
content=”3/31/10: 869,579

3/31/11: 896,515

Change: 3.10%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc158704bd7c8df16100000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”grand-rapids-press-18″
title=”Grand Rapids Press”
content=”3/31/10: 733,405

3/31/11: 751,030

Change: 2.40%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc158d3ccd1d5c5032c0000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”the-journal-news-19″
title=”The Journal News”
content=”3/31/10: 819,704

3/31/11: 834,773

Change: 1.84%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc159494bd7c8c21a050000″
caption=””
credit=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”bradenton-herald-20″
title=”Bradenton Herald”
content=”3/31/10: 206,324

3/31/11: 209,633

Change: 1.60%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc159984bd7c8df18130000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”los-angeles-times-21″
title=”Los Angeles Times”
content=”3/31/10: 4,715,225

3/31/11: 4,785,590

Change: 1.49%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc159f0cadcbbab08000000″
caption=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”dallas-morning-news-22″
title=”Dallas Morning News”
content=”3/31/10: 2,086,993

3/31/11: 2,114,021

Change: 1.30%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc15a3949e2ae06320c0000″
caption=””
credit=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”the-times-tribune-23″
title=”The Times-Tribune”
content=”3/31/10: 218,155

3/31/11: 261,027

Change: 0.76%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc15aa049e2ae4234120000″
caption=””
credit=””
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]
[slide
permalink=”herald-journal-24″
title=”Herald-Journal”
content=”3/31/10: 259,881

3/31/11: 261,027

Change: 0.44%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc15b03ccd1d59c07110000″
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
[slide
permalink=”san-diego-union-tribune-25″
title=”San Diego Union-Tribune”
content=”3/31/10: 1,313,573

3/31/11: 1,317,932

Change: 0.33%”
image=”http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4dc15b5accd1d5b80b100000″
caption=””
credit=””
credit_href=””
]
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title=””
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