Global round-up: Sun rises with free content

The Sun has recorded an increase of more than 16 per cent in online readers in October, according to figures released by the UK Audit Bureau of Circulation.

The News UK daily has been listed in the ABC report only since July, and has grown its online readership considerably since then.

After reporting 792,994 daily average browsers in its first month, its website is now read by 1,286,605 people on average every day.

The Sun adopted a digital subscription model in 2013, but News UK recently has been making more Sun content available at no cost, as it reverts to a free site.

SCMP to print Times international edition

Hong Kong media company South China Morning Post has entered into an agreement to print the International New York Times, which will be distributed through mainland China and Hong Kong.

The deal will begin in February next year.

This is the second major printing agreement for the company. It is also prints Chinese-language paper am730.

Washington Post pips NYT

For the first time, The Washington Post has received more visits to its website than The New York Times.

ComScore figures revealed that The Washington Post received 66.9 million multi-platform unique visitors in October. This is its highest traffic in a month since October 2014.

The Times received 65.8 million unique visits. In September, it received 66.5 million unique visits.

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