India One Of The Fastest Growing Newspaper Markets, Still Holds Forth Against Digital Media

Sify.com: Worldwide newspaper sales edged up by more than 2 percent in 2004 while advertising revenue recorded significant gains, the World Association of Newspapers said Monday.
In its report on trends in the newspaper industry, the WAN said 395 million copies of newspapers were sold daily in 2004 and read by an estimated one billion people worldwide. China, India and Japan were the world’s biggest newspaper markets in 2004 and China overtook Japan as the country with the highest number of publications in the world.
Three-quarters of the world’s 100 best selling daily newspapers were now published in Asia where sales were up 4.1 percent for the year.
However, Timothy Balding, director general of the Paris-based WAN, said reports of the demise of print newspapers with the advent of the Internet and digital media were premature.

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