Definition: Daily newspapers and periodicals circulation

General concept

Daily newspapers are periodic publications, issued at least four times a week, intended for the general public and mainly designed to be a primary source of written information on current events connected with public affairs, international questions, politics etc. Circulation comprises the average number of copies sold directly, by subscription, and mainly distributed free of charge both in the country and abroad.
United Nations Common Database (UNCDB), based on United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 1985), "Revised Recommendation concerning the International Standardization of Statistics on the Production and Distribution of Books, Newspapers and Periodicals", Paris, 1985, as contained in UNESCO Statistical Yearbook, chap. 7. Paris, annual

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