Newspapers may be in decline in the West, but they continue to flourish in the emerging economies, most notably in India, China and Brazil. As the Financial Times reports, the Hindi language title, Dainik Jagran, is now the world's largest selling daily with a circulation of more than 17m and a readership of 54.5m.
The paper's publisher, Jagran Prakashan, has seen its share price jump by 54% since the start of the year. One beneficiary is Independent News & Media, which holds a 13.5% stake in the company, having reduced its holding from 20.8% in July.
The FT also points out that the sales of Brazilian tabloids are booming. For example, Super Notícia, a paper in Belo Horizonte - a city with a population of 2m - saw its circulation grow to 293,178 copies a day in May.
It is at the vanguard of Brazil's soaraway tabloids. Five years ago, the tabs sold just 400,000 copies day. Today, they sell 1.5m. By contrast, broadsheets have been steadily losing sales.
Comparisons are being made with the 19th century Britain, when the first tabloids appeared to serve a newly-literate working class.
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