Washington Times' New Subscriptions Reach Historic High in August

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“The Washington Times is one of the fastest growing newspapers in America—thanks in no small part to the excellent quality of its reporting, personnel and innovative marketing and sales programs,” said Thomas McDevitt, President of The Washington Times.

During the month of August, The Washington Times reported the largest growth of new home subscriptions the newspaper ever received during one month.

In addition, paid home subscriptions increased by 175% in the six-month period since the company’s revival of the newspaper in March.

During the same time frame, individuals reading news stories and opinions on washingtontimes.com increased by 50%. Due to this increase, washingtontimes.com is now among the top 20 national newspaper websites—a reflection of the outstanding news, opinions, op-eds, sports and features added to the site earlier this year.

“The Washington Times is one of the fastest growing newspapers in America—thanks in no small part to the excellent quality of its reporting, personnel and innovative marketing and sales programs,” said Thomas McDevitt, President of The Washington Times. “We will continue to reach historic highs as we build a multi-media news and communications company with both national and international audiences.”

Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer of The Washington Times, Thomas J. Culligan, added, “Readers, digital users and listeners turn to the Times in this challenging period to get news and views that differ from that offered by the media. As our readers in the Washington region told us over and over in letters, phone calls and emails…'We love The Washington Times.' ”

The company’s radio programs also have expanded this summer. America’s Morning News, produced in Washington, is now heard in 135 markets around the United States; and, in mid-August, the exciting Andy Parks…Live from The Washington Times began broadcasting to the Washington metropolitan region from a new studio looking over the Times’ newsroom.

Ed Kelley, Editor of The Washington Times, said: “Our journalists and radio talent work hard every day to provide distinctive reporting and commentary. And the entire Washington Times team strives to be the most important source for news from the nation’s capital for our audiences in ways that best suit them—in print, digital and broadcast, or a combination of all three."

The growth reflected the strong connection readers have to The Washington Times. Readers of the Times sent mountains of mail indicating their appreciation for the newspaper over the past few months. They expressed passionate ties to the Times such as that provided by Christine M. of Vienna, VA, “The Washington Times gives me relevant articles and commentary with topics and perspectives I can’t find anywhere else.”

The company forecasts substantial circulation, digital and listener growth through the final quarter of 2011 and into 2012.

The Washington Times LLC is a newspaper and multi-media company headquartered in Washington, D.C. It publishes The Washington Times, Washington Times National Weekly and washingtontimes.com. It has gained a reputation for thorough news coverage and hard-hitting investigative reporting and exacting commentary. It is also a partner in the fast growing morning radio program, America's Morning News, heard on over 130 stations across the United States.

For more information, please contact:

Marana Moore, Director of Public Relations
maranamoore(at)washingtontimes(dot)com
202-636-2904
http://www.washingtontimes.com

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