Regional Press Structure
Top 20 Publishers 1 January 2013
The latest release of the Top 20 shows that total weekly circulation is approximately 44 million, and the total number of titles is 1,054.
The Metro titles are included under the publisher responsible for distribution and local advertising sales.
Local World now appears at number 3 on the top 20 ranking, following their takeover of Northcliffe Newspapers and Iliffe News & Media in January 2013. There have also been a few changes in the rank order and Champion Newspapers now appear in the Top 20.
The Top 20 publishers account for 87% of all audited local press titles and 97% of total audited weekly circulation.
As of 1 January 2013 there are 88 local press publishers, including 38 producing just one local title.
The data is based on total weekly circulation of local papers published at least weekly and listed on the NS database with audited circulations. There are an additional 29 monthly and fortnightly local press titles.
To obtain a full list of all Local Press Publishers please contact Lucy Carabine on 0207 632 7400.
The regional press is the backbone of Britain's media, read by the vast majority of adults every and considered to be the most trusted, responsible medium of all. There are 1,054 regional and local newspapers in the UK today, including 95 dailies, 14 Sundays, 491 paid weeklies, 420 free weeklies, and 34 part paid part free weeklies.
|Daily & Sunday titles||Paid Dailies||80|
|Part Paid/Part Free Dailies||3|
|Paid Weekly titles||491|
|Part Paid/Part Free Weekly||34|
|Free Weekly titles||420|
Source: NS database as at 01 January 2013.
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