KC Star sees circulation boost

After seeing a giant drop in circulation in the last September’s Alliance for Audited Media report (formerly Audit Bureau of Circulation), the Kansas City Star saw some small gains in the report issued Monday.

Sunday circulation is up 2 percent from 275,784 to 280,790, a jump of 5,006 from a report issued last September.

Weekday circulation is up 3 percent from 183,307 to 189,283, an increase of 5,976.

The reporting period was from October 2012 to March 2013, and includes both print and e-replica editions.

In September, The Star saw big losses from the previous reporting period, losing 7 percent of its weekday circulation and 11 percent of its Sunday circulation, which was an impressive 310,487.

In September 2010, The Star had a Sunday circulation of 290,302 and a weekday circulation of 206,441.

Other area papers all showed losses:

The Joplin Globe lost circulation, going from 28,414 this time last year to 26,542.

The St. Joseph News-Press: Sunday: 29,327 to 27,482; Weekday: 26,015 to 24,606

The Springfield News Leader: Sunday: 62,083 to 50,751; Weekday: 35,531 to 33,546

The Lawrence Journal-World: Sunday: 28,640 to 27,624; Weekday: 27,719 to 25,706

The Topeka Capital-Journal: Sunday: 47,596 to 36,940; Weekday: 40,435 to 30,845

The Wichita Eagle: Sunday: 98,275 to 88,927; Weekday: 67,250 to 64,656



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