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Newspaper numbers, 1940–2010

Newspaper numbers, 1940–2010

In the late 20th century newspaper numbers dipped from their pre-war peak, under competition from other media and the internet. However, the introduction of free local papers, paid for entirely by advertising, saw a further increase in numbers.

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Mark Derby, 'Newspapers - Competition and challenges, 1940–2000', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014