USA TODAY Remains Number One in Total Daily Circulation

Local Print Edition, Digital Spur Continued Growth

May 01, 2014, 12:10 ET from USA TODAY

McLEAN, Va., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY remained number one in total daily circulation in the United States, according to the latest Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) report released today. Total USA TODAY daily circulation grew to 3,255,157 for the period ending March, 31, 2014 which is up 94.4% year-over-year. Total circulation figures include daily print (1,824,925), digital replica (64,844) and digital non-replica (1,365,388).

USA TODAY's continued growth in overall daily circulation was led by USA TODAY branded local print editions as well as an increase in app usage. USA TODAY local editions began rolling out to 35 Gannett print and e-newspapers in October of 2013. This strategic effort gives expanded news content to local readers and broader opportunity for advertisers. Total local print editions of USA TODAY alone accounted for an increase of 650,204 in daily circulation. Digital non-replica circulation of 1,365,388 includes registered tablet and mobile phone app usage.

"We continue to re-invent USA TODAY. We are giving our audience a unique advantage, providing the news and information they need digitally, whenever and wherever they need it while also delivering high-value content seven days a week through our local editions. Through our partnership with U.S. Community Publishing, we are giving local readers the best of USA TODAY while delivering more local coverage in print and on all digital platforms," said Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA TODAY.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host of the American conversation — today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average of nearly 1.8 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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