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For print newspapers, one Florida retirement community is a better market than Atlanta, St. Louis, or Portland
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For local newspapers, print circulation has collapsed for every audience except retirees. That’s why the daily paper in The Villages, Florida (metro population 129,752) prints as many copies as the one in Atlanta (metro population 6,930,423).
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