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UK regional and local newspapers claim their online audience has grown by nearly a quarter in the last year – but digital revenue isn’t nece…

UK regional and local newspapers claim their online audience has grown by nearly a quarter in the last year – but digital revenue isn’t necessarily growing as fast.

Here are figures the main publishers disclosed this week…

Publisher Unique monthly browsers Jul-Dec ’10 YOY diff Sites Dig rev ’08 Dig rev ’09 Dig rev ’10

Johnston

7,106,831

+3.7%

99

£19.8m

£17.6m

?

Newsquest

7,450,271

+30.2%

158

?

?

?

Trinity Mirror

8,182,167

+49%

102

£38m

£30.8m

?

Northcliffe

4,440,503

+14.8%

52

£17m

£17m

£19m

“This is the result of our ongoing circulation development plan and numerous editorial enhancements,” Trinity Mirror (LSE: TNI) regional MD Georgina Harvey says (via Newspaper Society).

Newsquest, in earnings for its U.S. parent Gannett (NYSE: GCI), says Q4 digital revenue was merely “up”, but doesn’t give figures.

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