I heard on the radio today that the Statesman's circulation is up 1%, but it's important Sunday circulation is down 2%.
If you get the Sunday Statesman, you know why fewer people are reading it; there's almost nothing there to read. In my home, the Sunday Statesman now is mostly a vehicle for delivery of ads that I don't read or want.
I suppose the Statesman is trying to save in newsprint costs, or something, and thus cut back its content to require less paper. Seems a poor decision to me.
Part of my Sunday morning used to be to relax with a cuppa coffee and leisurely read the paper. Well ,now there is so little paper to read that "leisurely" is no longer in the picture. It takes all of about 15-20 minutes to read the entire thing. I then hop over to the internet and catch up on all the other news the Statesman didn't print. My Sunday AM leisure is now mostly in front of a computer screen, which I really don't prefer. I'd rather be relaxing on the sofa.
I wouldn't mind more AP and wire reports and stories. Just give me more to read. I'm thinking about getting the Sunday NY Times, just to have something to read.