No, didn't think so.
The WSJ DOES charge a subscription fee AND gets ad revenue from their online newspaper. Appears to most reasonable people that the public would not pay to read the NYT online paper.
If the WSJ charges $50/year (made up amount) for its online subscription and the NYT charges $0/year, then yes I would expect the WSJ to include online subscriptions in its numbers since they are PAID subscriptions.Because they report online subscriptions as subscriptions. As I noted before, and as Mr. V totally screwed up in an epic way, NYT has huge amount of unique IDs and page hits but doesn't count those as circulation.
Seems pretty elementary to me. Both circulation numbers include PAID subscriptions. Freebie online subscriptions don't count. If I printed 10 million newspapers and handed them all out on the street for free, could I claim I that have ten million subscribers??