Nearly 20% of U.S. daily newspaper circulation is tied to digital subscriptions, according to a report released by the Alliance for Audited Media that says the introduction of pay walls is paying off for several of the nation's top papers. According to the report, The Wall Street Journal continues to lead the industry in paid daily subscriptions, 40% of which are digital. Meanwhile, The New York Times saw its weekday digital subscriber base grow by 224% on weekdays during the six months ended March 31, launching it ahead of USA Today as the nation's second most popular paper in terms of overall circulation.

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