Dailies Create New Safeguards After Circ Scandals

october 26, 2004  10:35 am
The recent acknowledgments of circulation inflation by three prominent newspaper companies have prompted at least a half-dozen other chains to install safeguards intended to bolster confidence in their circulation figures. The new policies by the chains - including Knight Ridder, the McClatchy Company newspapers and E. W. Scripps - have all been put in place in advance of Nov. 1. That is the date when the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which acts as both an industrywide clearinghouse and umpire, is scheduled to release March-to-September circulation figures for about 1,000 daily papers.