Visualizing journalism’s history

By Chris Daly 

Not to be missed is this fantastic-looking new study from Stanford. It pulls together a tremendous amount of data to create a series of maps of the U.S. that depict the growth of the newspaper business at key intervals. At a glance, the whole thing seems very smart and beautiful.

I thought the unfiltered version was a bit overwhelming, so I started playing around with it. Try screening just for daily newspapers. You can also use it to track the rise of Spanish papers, and a lot more.

Thanks to all involved.

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