The Boston Herald's newsstand sales have fallen 41% year-over-year in recent months, says the paper’s filing with the Alliance for Audited Media, the Boston Business Journal reported.
Denver-based MediaNews Group owns the paper. Alden Global Capital owns Denver-based MediaNews Group.
Over the six months from April to September in 2020, single-copy sales of the Herald averaged 12,619 per day. In 2019, the average from April to September was 21,331.
The business journal cites slowed activity in Boston during the pandemic as the major force behind the fall.
Newsstands and convenience stores are more key for the Herald than for most papers, the business journal points out, as those types of sales represent a bigger part of the paper’s overall sales.