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Rating The Top 25 Newspaper Websites

Rating The Top 25 Newspaper Websites. It's wrong in about 20 ways, and right in about 5. [via]


Lawrence Journal-World anybody?

posted by Bill K at 3:43 PM on June 5, 2008

Is the fact that the list ends at 23 one of the ways that its wrong?

posted by Jake at 4:07 PM on June 5, 2008

It looks like it is just a list in order of their circulation

posted by PolishAlice at 6:04 PM on June 5, 2008

That's exactly what I thought too.

posted by Rex at 6:06 PM on June 5, 2008

They didn't really "get" vita.mn, huh.

posted by stevemarsh at 6:55 PM on June 5, 2008

Read the story more closely: it's a rating of the Top 25 U.S. newspapers, by which it means size of circulation, and not "Top 25" as in "best 25." So yeah, it's in order of circulation, and the grade each of those papers gets for their Web sites is at the end of the entry.

posted by PedroandtheWatcher at 7:01 PM on June 5, 2008

Oh, and the story also explains it only has 23 newspaper Web sites evaluated because it excluded USA Today and Wall Street Journal because they're national papers with a lot more money

posted by PedroandtheWatcher at 7:08 PM on June 5, 2008

What about the NYT, then?

posted by stevemarsh at 7:16 PM on June 5, 2008

Yeah, it can certainly count as a national paper, too, and so could have been excluded. But it does get roughly half of its circulation from NYC metro area, so must have been left in the list for that reason, I suppose. But the main point I was making was that the list isn't claiming these are the best newspaper Web sites, they're just the ones run by the biggest newspapers.

posted by PedroandtheWatcher at 8:50 PM on June 5, 2008

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