Editor and Publisher reports this week
that the newspaper industry is continuing its long, slow, clockwise spin into the toilet. But E&P
also reports that The Plain Dealer’s
circulation actually increased in the last year. Maybe it's the return of Connie Schultz. Maybe it's the anticipation of not having to read Sam Fulwood anymore. Who knows?
A Plain Dealer
spokeswoman wouldn’t call us back to explain this mystery, leaving me to assume that everyone has been reading my rants
about how much The PD
sucks and, naturally concluding that I'm wrong -- which is always a good bet -- they're rushing out to buy the paper. It’s the only possible explanation. – Joe P. Tone