Who’s Reading What And Where?

By Chris Ariens 

Of the maps above, which do you think represents a measure of the popularity of Fox News and which represents that of MSNBC?

Working with Bitly, Forbes will start creating interactive maps to show which news sources — from CNN to The Washington Post to The Onion — are read and shared at above-average levels state-by-state. Granted it’s only one measure based on links generally shared through social networks including Facebook and Twitter, but it’s cool. So we’re sharing it with you. After the jump, the answer to the question above.

With data from January 2012, this map shows where Fox News was most popular…

…and this one shows the states where MSNBC was most popular.

Here’s more on how Bitly came up with the data for Forbes.