The Boston Globe receives more digital subscribers than print

The Boston Globe, a local daily founded and based in Boston (Massachusetts), reached a milestone when the number of its digital subscribers surpassed that of its weekday print subscribers for the first time. It marked the only traditional, regional daily in the US to have done so.

Filings the newspaper submitted to the Alliance for Audited Media showed that the inflection point occurred sometime in the first three months of 2019. During that time, the number of weekday print subscribers fell from 108,719 to 98,978, and 11 percent decline year-over-year. That’s about on par with industry-wide rates of decline. During the same time, the filing indicates that digital subscriptions — as measured by a category called ‘restricted digital access’ — went from 107,902 to 112,241.

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