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Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy tweets:

As 2012 begins, @startelegram demand is so high that one store now limits Sunday sales to 3 copies per customer

I ask if coupon-mania is behind that.

Kennedy responds:

Yes, it looks like Dollar Tree draws the coupon crowd. But I love any reference to the “overwhelming demand” for newspapers

The person who forwarded this year-end memo from Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth points out:

There are roughly one kajillion people acknowledged in this Weymouth note — including Zaleski and Narisetti on the digital side, Fred Hiatt on the opinion side and interference-runner/spokeswoman Kris Coratti, twice….but you will not find a single reference to [executive editor] Marcus Brauchli.

From: Katharine Weymouth
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2011
Subject: A year end thank you to all
To: [Numerous WashPost.com recipients]

Katharine Weymouth

All: As the year draws to a close, I wanted to take the time to thank you for your hard work. I wanted also to highlight some of our many accomplishments. Please forward this to anyone I may have inadvertently left off (I am doing this from home and can’t figure out our email
categories!).

I am proud to say that we met almost every goal we set ourselves in the beginning of the year. We continued to invest in, and aggressively build, our digital business; we saw dramatic improvements in our circulation trends against the prior year as we made investments in our print edition, which remains the most popular consumer product in the Washington area; we continued to invest in new and strategic businesses, some of which are already producing material revenues; and we continued to cut costs and to do so in ways that will not hurt us long term. In the short term, we have met our Operating Budget for the year and we have continued to lay the building blocks for the future. [CONTINUES] Read More