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ODT circulation mutterings

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This week a new reader at What if? Dunedin, Jonathon O’Donohue, mentioned he’d heard that “ODT circulation has dropped 40%”.

With no timeframe to qualify that, we rang around only to be told that “at peak” (whenever that was ?) ODT had had a circulation of 55,000 —now dropped to about 33-34,000.

Welcome to the Internet.

Interestingly, this came to one of my Twitter accounts yesterday from ODT’s Chris Morris. Thanks! Depressing graph [click to enlarge].

ABC on NZ newspaper circulation Received 8.8.16 10.08 am from @JournoMan

█ Find out more at the New Zealand Audit Bureau of Circulations Inc (ABC):
http://www.abc.org.nz/about.html
http://www.abc.org.nz/ (magazine and newspaper circulations)

█ For more at What if? Dunedin, use the search terms *allied press*, *odt* or *editor* in the search box at right.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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Bleeding hearts of ODT #DeathofaCitybyCull

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a rudimentary discourse

### ODT Online Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Editorial: Dunedin’s growing contentment
OPINION It is time to consign Dunedin’s habitual discontent to history…. Link
[IF YOU MEAN IT – STOP SUPPORTING MAYOR CULL]

OPINION For a time our weather, isolation, strong links to the supposedly dour Scots and misery at our falling fortunes served as excuses….
[IF YOU MEAN IT – VOTE OUT CULL]

OPINION The University of Otago’s success in many ways saved the city yet, ironically, helped solidify its bleak reputation as students from around the country were met by old, cold and damp houses in a city down on luck and struggling to rediscover its place in the world.
[MAYOR OF DUNEDIN NO LONGER SITS ON UNIVERSITY COUNCIL]

OPINION This time the stories are all positive. […] And why wouldn’t they be?
[PSST. CULL’S COUNCIL DROWNS SOUTH DUNEDIN JUNE 2015]

OPINION The city boasts extraordinary infrastructure….
[DAMAGES TO SOUTH DUNEDIN, YEARS OF BLOCKED DRAINS TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS LATER]

OPINION No other city in the country has anything to rival Forsyth Barr Stadium….
[53,000 AGING RATEPAYERS, DESCENDENTS AND NEWCOMERS PAYING OFF DCC CONSOLIDATED DEBT FOREVER]

OPINION At the same time Auckland’s famed sunny summers have been accompanied in recent years by concerns around swarms of houseflies, jellyfish, sea lice and mosquitoes, nuisances unheard of here.
[GET FREAKING REAL, TAKEN LEAVE OF YOUR SENSES ?]

OPINION The current upsurge for Dunedin may not be a boom of mythical proportion with gold ingots springing from the soil.
[VERY NEARLY IS, MYTHICAL AND DREAR WHILE CULL WEARS CHAIN]

—Trite and tarnished, tissue of UNtruths.
SMITH BROS : HELP VOTE CULL OUT

Deceits and Dementia at Dunedin, anyone ?

#DUD

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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ODT: Significant anniversary

The ODT is the largest daily newspaper in New Zealand remaining in private ownership and remains proudly independent.

### ODT Online Tue, 15 Nov 2011
Milestone a proud achievement
By The Editor
The Otago Daily Times is 150 years old today. It is a proud achievement. The Otago Daily Times has been a leader in the newspaper industry in New Zealand throughout its history – and the same spirit of innovation and excellence continues today.
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The Otago Daily Times was established with a clear vision: to provide a comprehensive mix of news and information about the Otago region, to relay news of national events and issues, and to provide coverage of world news as well. It would also, where appropriate, advocate for regional causes, agitate on social matters, and provide intelligent, often bracing, opinions in its editorials on the full range of regional and national endeavour.

### ODT Online Tue, 15 Nov 2011
Editorial: At the forefront of history
“We write 365 days a year the first rough draft of history, and that is a very great task.” So once wrote Philip L. Graham, longtime publisher of The Washington Post, and although the phrase was not his own, he helped to popularise the notion of the role played in the public life of nations, provinces and cities by daily newspapers. Today, the Otago Daily Times, the oldest daily title in the country, marks 150 years of publication. Those 150 years cover the greater part of the organised European settlement of Otago, so it is neither self-aggrandising boast, nor frivolous claim, that the accumulated reporting of this title across a century and a-half is in fact a dense and detailed history, in the popular sense, of the region.
Read more

• Tomorrow, the photographic exhibition “Focal Point – 150 years of the Otago Daily Times” opens at the Otago Museum. The exhibition celebrates the newspaper’s role as an integral part of the Otago community.

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