Newspapers (1690-2011)

In: Culture History Interactive Maps

16 Sep 2011

Much like the post office timeline movie I posted last month, below we have the history of newspaper expansion across the USA. Interestingly, this movie is actually an extraction from a very well done interactive visualization of the Library of Congress’s newspaper database. You can even drill down to individual towns and see information about each newspaper. (via)

 

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1 Response to Newspapers (1690-2011)

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Scott from Ohio

September 17th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Interesting. For all I seem to hear lately about the decline of newspapers, the real peak seems to have happened in the 1920s, judging by the video.

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