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Top Ten Largest Newspapers?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Can anyone give me the list of top ten largest newspapers?

I suppose Wall Street Journal is number 1 right?

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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7411 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 7 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Quoting United Airline (Thread starter):

I suppose Wall Street Journal is number 1 right?

You'd be wrong

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...papers_in_the_world_by_circulation


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 953 times:

WOW I am surprised! Japanese is not an international language and I guess the Japanese newspapers are limited to domestic consumption. Also Japan has less people than the US

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 947 times:
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Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
Also Japan has less people than the US

In the US, most people read their "hometown" newspaper still. The Wall Street Journal and USA Today are what pass off for national newspapers, only one is evidently specialized and the other is distributed mostly through airports and hotels because travelers from one city really don't care for the local newspaper of the city they visit. The New York Times is trying to become a nationwide newspaper in competition with USA Today, with both a national edition and a Texas edition, but it isn't there yet...



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 850 times:

If you are fluent in Japanese, I'd recommend reading the Asahi Shinbun, a newspaper that is highly respected even outside of Japan. I personally think people in Japan still read more newspapers out of habit, while here in the USA people are more likely to get their news from various online sources.

User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 826 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
I am surprised! Japanese is not an international language and I guess the Japanese newspapers are limited to domestic consumption. Also Japan has less people than the US

Even back in 1982 - Japan newspaper circulations exceeded US circulations by several orders of magnitude.

US newspapers have been suffering from the competition with television from the 1960s.

Most of the Japanese read the newspaper daily. One factor is that most Japanese commute to work on public transportation - so reading a newspaper on the train or bus is very common.

I would suspect the internet is beginning to make inroads among young Japanese and slowing circulation numbers. But I wonder about the ability to use smart phones on the subway and train lines as they go through tunnels frequently.

Being a smaller nation than the US - Japan is able to support five true national newspapers because there is less regional distinction.

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 4):
I'd recommend reading the Asahi Shinbun, a newspaper that is highly respected even outside of Japan.

The Asahi Shimbun is an excellent paper with an international reputation.

Japan even supports an English language only paper - The Japan Times - with a circulation of over 40,000.


User currently onlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7578 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 815 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
WOW I am surprised! Japanese is not an international language and I guess the Japanese newspapers are limited to domestic consumption. Also Japan has less people than the US

True but Japanese really rely on these papers. 127M people, and wide distribution. Not surprising this is on that list  



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 809 times:
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Disgusted that two of our worst UK papers make the top ten......awful rags.


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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 797 times:

And since when has "USA Today" qualified as a newspaper?


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12563 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 768 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 5):
Most of the Japanese read the newspaper daily. One factor is that most Japanese commute to work on public transportation - so reading a newspaper on the train or bus is very common.

Interesting to read that:

Quote:

the numbers of the Japanese newspapers have been subjected to claims of "Oshigami" or circulation exaggeration[5]

as well as the linked article, http://www.theaustralian.com.au/medi...iness/story-e6frg996-1225809984734

It also points out that they have been hurt by more use of direct-mail, perhaps a response by advertisers to the exaggerated circulation numbers. Note the article was written in 2009 so it might be out of date.

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 5):
I would suspect the internet is beginning to make inroads among young Japanese and slowing circulation numbers. But I wonder about the ability to use smart phones on the subway and train lines as they go through tunnels frequently.

The article says:

Quote:

Gradually the ageing but still numerous generations who take the big dailies and NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) as their principal information sources are being edged aside by the post-1980s, post-bubble cohorts -- fewer, generally less well-off, inveterate IT-adopters, much less tethered to authorised news.

According to the most recent Japan Newspaper Publishers Association (NSK) readership survey, morning papers were read daily by 86 per cent of people aged 60-plus, 54 per cent of 30 to 40-year-olds, and 34 per cent of 20 to 30s. NSK finds that although 73 per cent of daily news consumers read newspapers, 69 per cent, a big overlap, access online news by mobile phones, the most common internet device in Japan.

so it seems the trend is there.



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