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Population vs. news rank

Posted in Vicente with tags on December 13, 2012 by Vicente Peláyez

On Wikipedia you can find a list of cities or metropolitan areas in the U.S. ranked by population. You can also find a list of newspapers in the U.S. ranked by circulation. It doesn’t take long to notice that they’re not the same list! Sure, they’re both dominated by New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, but after that the order can vary. Why? What does it say about a city if its newspaper is more or less widely read than you’d expect from its size? That’s a good question, and we’ll get to it, but first let’s compare the size and circulation rankings. Continue reading