Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Rise and Fall of American Newspapers


For the last few years Paper Cuts has been documenting layoffs and buyouts at U.S. newspapers with the help of Google Maps.

This year's map from Paper Cuts already shows over 2,500 layoffs at newspapers throughout the country. As newspaper readership and advertising revenues continue to dwindle I suspect Paper Cuts will become busier and busier mapping the loss of newspaper jobs and newspapers.


Whilst Paper Cuts seems to be mapping the decline of American newspapers The Growth of U.S. Newspapers has created a great map visualisation that documents the growth of newspapers in the U.S. over three centuries.

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The visualisation from Stanford University plots the growth of newspapers since the publication of 'Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick' in Boston in 1690. It is possible to filter the data shown on the map by date, language of publication and by frequency of publication.
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