Demographics of newspaper readership: Predictors and patterns of U.S. consumption

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This study of 101 newspapers and markets finds that the strongest predictors of readership are length of residence and age in most markets, although the effect sizes vary across newspapers and markets. Income also has a highly significant positive overall effect. The effect of education is small, but varies considerably across newspapers/markets. The fraction of variation in readership accounted for by demographics is small, indicating that newspapers have a broad reach across demographic groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Media Business Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006


  • Audiences
  • Demographics
  • Newspapers
  • Readership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management


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