An Interactive Map of U.S. Newspapers, 1690-2011

Check it out–very interesting.

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2 comments on “An Interactive Map of U.S. Newspapers, 1690-2011

  1. Terry Tee says:

    Newspapers increasingly look like dinosaurs, alas. The web is replacing print as a major source of news. But when newspapers set up websites the amount of advertising revenue that the latter generate is only a fraction of what comes through print. If they charge for the websites few people subscribe, except for specialist publications. Meanwhile printed circulations decline and production costs escalate. Does it matter? I think it does. The web does not contain the opportunity for sustained reflection which the best printed journalism provides.

  2. TACit says:

    That’s a fascinating map compilation, and portrays very interestingly the routes of settlement and development through US history, particularly the earlier years (up to 1860 or so). In the 1817 map I was pleased to see appear the weekly paper published by my 3x great-grandfather at Woodstock VA. It was the first English-language weekly in the northern Shenandoah Valley, previous ones having been in German.