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Newspapers Glossary


The average number of copies of a newspaper distributed or sold in a given time period. Often expressed as daily circulation (Monday-Saturday) or Sunday circulation.

Pay wall

A policy of limiting access to a website (or a part of a website) to users who pay a fee or purchase a subscription.


E-editions include paid online subscriptions (which only The Wall Street Journal has), subscriptions on e-readers (Kindles, iPads, Nooks or others) and e-replica editions (full online reproductions of newspapers, typically viewed on a computer).