US news­pa­pers suf­fered fur­ther rev­enue declines in 2013, seeing only mixed suc­cess in a tran­si­tion to dig­ital, according to industry figures.

Total news­paper industry rev­enue amounted to $37.59 bil­lion in 2013, a 2.6 per­cent drop from $38.60 bil­lion in 2012, according to a report released Friday by the News­paper Asso­ci­a­tion of America.

In one pos­i­tive sign, the data showed a 3.7 per­cent increase in cir­cu­la­tion rev­enues to $10.87 bil­lion, helped by dig­ital sub­scrip­tions and “paywalls.”

The fig­ures showed rev­enue from all dig­ital sources including adver­tising, cir­cu­la­tion and mar­keting, rose 5.8 per­cent and accounted for 12 per­cent of total industry revenue.

But news­pa­pers con­tinued to see declines in print adver­tising, which has long been their most impor­tant rev­enue source.

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