Pittsburgh is the Best City for Newspapers

By Chris O'Shea Comment

There’s plenty of newspaper hate going around lately, but as Ad Age reports, some cities still have love for the archaic things. A report by Scarborough — a market research company — found that newspaper readership isn’t evenly divided across the nation, and is at its highest in the Northeast.

The data showed that Pittsburgh is the best city for a print newspaper, with 51 percent of people saying they read the paper at least once per day. [Editor’s note: I’m from Pittsburgh, so f*ck yeah! Also, go Steelers.] This is much higher than the national average, which is only 35 percent. Albany was tied for second with Hartford/New Haven, with 49 percent reading a print paper daily. Rounding out the top five cities for print papers was another tie, between New York, Toledo and Buffalo, all at 47 percent.

The worst city for a print newspaper was Atlanta, with only 23 percent of adults claiming to read one each day. If you know someone from there, go ahead and slap them.

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