[Editor's note: Fascinating look at newpaper trends across the U.S. in 4 yearly time slices. Circles are sized latest circulation figures, colors change per year according to how well (or poorly) the newspaper is doing. Table below the map provides additional supplementary information like owner and year by year summary.]
Republished from the Wall Street Journal.
Produced by Megan Ballinger, Mei Lan Ho-Walker, and Susan McGregor.
A precipitous drop in ad spending has cut profits at U.S. newspapers sharply. Some dailies are in bankruptcy, some are printing fewer papers and some have closed altogether. Thousands of reporters, editors and others have left the industry. Track events and readership at the top 50 newspapers by circulation, at left, and in the top 100 in the table below.
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