MUNSTER | The Times Media Co. is gaining circulation numbers, according to the most recent Alliance for Audited Media report.
The six-month audit shows The Times with an average seven-day circulation of 86,915. This is nearly 600 subscribers higher than The Times 2012 audit, which was 86,316 subscribers.
"I am very pleased with the interest I've seen in the print edition of our newspaper," said Times Publisher Chris White. "Others in the industry may be struggling, but there's certainly a healthy interest in our publication.
"We fight every day to be important and relevant to our readers," White said. "We strive to produce a must-read paper every day."
The most recent Newspaper Publisher's Statement measures the six months that ended Sept. 30. After the September figures were released, The Times has seen even more growth.
The Times ended October with 477 more subscribers than it had in September. The trend is continuing this month, as the media company has 390 more subscribers so far in November compared to October.
Numbers also show The Times has a faithful digital audience, said Kim Bowers, director of audience development at The Times.
There is stabilization in the market and increased digital readership. A recent sales push have improved numbers even more, she said.