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2012 NAICS: 511110 - Newspaper publishers

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County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census (ECN)Every 5 years2012U.S., states, counties, places, metros, ZIP Codes2- thru 6-digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits

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Summary Statistics for ... States, Metro Areas, Counties, Places 2007 2002
Comparative Statistics for the United States (2002 NAICS Basis): 2007
Industry series Information: Industry Series: Preliminary Summary Statistics for the U.S.: 2012 2012
Information: Industry Series: Preliminary Product Lines by Kind of Business for the U.S.: 2012 2012
Subject Series: Establishment and Firm Size Revenue Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Establishments for the U.S. 2007 2002
Single Units and Multiunit Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Revenue Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Employment Size of Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
Concentration of Largest Firms for the U.S. 2007 2002
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Subject Series: Miscellaneous Subjects Exported Services for the US and States 2007 2002
Subject Series: Product Lines Product Lines by Kind of Business for the U.S. and States 2007 2002

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This industry comprises establishments known as newspaper publishers. Establishments in this industry carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing newspapers, including gathering news; writing news columns, feature stories, and editorials; and selling and preparing advertisements. These establishments may publish newspapers in print or electronic form.


  • Establishments publishing newspapers exclusively on the Internet are classified in Industry 519130, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in printing newspapers without publishing are classified in Industry 32311, Printing;
  • Establishments,such as trade associations, schools and universities, and social welfare organizations that publish newsletters for distribution to their membership, but that are not commonly known as newspaper publishers, are classified according to their primary activity designation;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in supplying the news media with information, such as news, reports, and pictures, are classified in Industry 519110, News Syndicates; and
  • Establishments of independent representatives primarily engaged in selling advertising space are classified in Industry 541840, Media Representatives.


This 2012 NAICS code is comparable to the 2007, 2002 and 1997 NAICS codes.