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With Print Edition Gone, Seattle P-I WebTraffic Sinks

It seems that print editions of newspapers really do drive online readership after all.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which published its last edition on March 17, was knocked off the list of top 30 newspaper websites in March, according to the latest Nielsen figures.
Seattlepi.com fell to No. 32 with 1.4 million unique users, down 23 percent compared to March 2008, when it had 1.8 million unique users. It had 1.5 million in February.
Online-only newspaper readership is still very low in the United States. According to Scarborough Research, the number of adults who read newspapers online-only during the week is a mere 4 percent.
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Below is the list of top 20 newspaper websites ranked by unique audience for March, according to The Editor and Publisher.
NYTimes.com — 20,118,000

USAToday.com — 9,961,000

washingtonpost.com — 9,367,000

Wall Street Journal Online — 9,192,000

LA Times — 8,643,000

Boston.com — 5,742,000

New York Daily News — 5,658,000

Chicago Tribune — 5,270,000

SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle — 4,227,000

New York Post — 3,827,000
DallasNews.com – The Dallas Morning News — 3,536,000

The Houston Chronicle — 3,095,000

Newsday — 3,065,000

Atlanta Journal-Constitution — 3,041,000

Politico — 3,033,000

Chicago Sun-Times — 2,737,000

MiamiHerald.com — 2,686,000

Star Tribune — 2,360,000

The Seattle Times — 2,262,000

International Herald Tribune — 1,984,000

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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