Newspaper advertising up

THE world’s newspapers enjoyed buoyant advertising sales in 2003 but overall reader numbers were in marginal decline, according to a report on the state of the industry delivered at the 57th annual World Newspaper Congress today. —Christine PougetNewspaper advertising up (Daily Telegraph)

An interesting detail buried in this story: “The distribution of free newspapers – not reflected in the overall figures – grew spectacularly in 2003, rising by 16 per cent.”