National Catholic Newspaper Reports Unprecedented Circulation Gains
Irondale, Ala., October 27, 2014 — The National Catholic Register continues to defy the challenges of the newspaper publishing industry, reporting a 71% increase in circulation since February 2011. In this three-year timeframe — under the management of its owner EWTN Global Catholic Network — circulation rose from 22,825 subscribers to today’s 39,041 subscribers. The gains in circulation for 2014 alone have included nearly 4,000 new subscribers.
These consistent and record gains for the largest and one of the oldest Catholic newspapers in the U.S. can be attributed to a comprehensive blend of factors, including timely and trustworthy reporting, solid editorial content, inspirational features, and expanded marketing efforts.
Online web traffic to NCRegister.com has also increased from 294,886 to 903,557 in the same three-year time period — a 206% growth. Recently, the National Catholic Register’s Facebook page surpassed 100,000 likes, and the publication also reaches digital readers via its new mobile site, iPhone/iPad and Android apps, and Kindle. Finally, the organization also produces Register Radio, a weekly radio show that airs on EWTN’s Global Radio Network.
“The Register is experiencing a wonderful, prolonged period of growth that speaks to our ability to deliver thorough news coverage that resonates truth,” said Michael P. Warsaw, EWTN’s chairman and chief executive officer and publisher of the National Catholic Register. “It’s exciting to see both long-time and new readers respond to our efforts with the enthusiasm and loyal support that is fueling our growth.”
“Our media organization — with a staff of only 16 full-time employees — continues to meet the needs of our audience — in print, online and via Register Radio,” notes Editor in Chief, Jeanette De Melo. “Our print and digital subscription numbers, as well as overall website and new media traffic, continue to climb, as we reach Catholics in the many varied ways they seek their news today.”
The award-winning National Catholic Register (www.NCRegister.com) provides its readers with timely news reporting from across the United States, the Vatican, and around the world. As the newspaper of record for the Catholic Church in America, the Register and its online presence, NCRegister.com, have become America’s most complete and faithful Catholic news source. It is published bi-weekly, 26 issues per year. The National Catholic Register also produces Register Radio, a weekly program that airs on EWTN’s radio network.
EWTN Global Catholic Network is available in more than 230 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website www.ewtn.com, electronic and print news services, and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.