Circulation growth puts Daily News ahead of the pack
YOUR very own Warwick Daily News is proud to report we brought home the strongest circulation result of any daily newspaper nationally for the last quarter of 2012.
Figures released by independent monitor the Audit Bureau of Circulations show the Monday to Friday editions of the Daily News recorded 4.8% growth for the October to December quarter of last year, as compared to the same period in 2011.
The only other daily title in the country to end the year in the black was the Saturday edition of the West Australian, up by 1.3%.
Metro dailies - including The Courier Mail and major Fairfax titles - all recorded a circulation decrease.
Daily News general manager Bruce Partridge said the result meant more than 400 extra readers every day for the period opened a copy of our region's foremost title.
"Advertisers will always get better results when readers have a good reason to read the news on their page," Mr Partridge said.
"Why? Because we support local people and events - no other media outlet gets to as many of the Warwick and Southern Downs region's activities as we do.
"In recent years there have been cheaper alternatives but the Daily News' strong readership base is proof our coverage is growing, and that helps the whole community."
We're also tracking well online, with the Daily News website recording an 84% rise in visitation for January, and our Facebook is "liked" by 3310 people.
The Daily News is part of the APN media group, the largest regional daily newspaper company in Australia, accounting for 35% of all audited newspapers sold nationally and 54% of all those sold in the Sunshine State.
Queensland was also the strongest performing state for regional daily newspapers, again reinforcing the unique connection that regional communities within Queensland have with their dailies.