2010: hardly any closures compared to 2009

2009 was a very bad year for free newspapers – that is for the ones that closed down or suffered because of competition and the economy.┬áIn 2010, the worst seems to be behind us.

In 2007 30 titles (52 editions) closed down, a year later 33 free dailies closed (77 editions) while in 2009 no less than 42 titles (97 editions) were terminated. In the first 8 months of 2010, however, only 3 titles (4 editions) were closed. (Click on the graph for a better view.)

The development of circulation, titles and countries with free newspapers (1995-2010) was covered in a previous post.


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