May 16, 2022

Reference: Interactive Visualization: The Growth of Newspapers Across the U.S. 1690-2011

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This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress’ “Chronicling America” project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers.

See Also: Journalism’s Voyage West: Visualizing US Newspapers, 1690-2011 (Animations)

See Also: More Interactive Visualizations

Source: Rural West Initiative, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University

Hat Tip/Thanks: VisualLoop

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