Stories and Reports

Colorado River
In Crisis

Stories and Reports

The Western
Energy Boom

Stories and Reports

Health Care in
the Rural West

Historical Background

The Country Life Commission

Dear Visitor: This site preserves the legacy publications of the Rural West Initiative from 2009-2014. 
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Revision of Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West from Thu, 07/07/2011 - 05:24

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. 

Related stories: Rural Newspapers Doing Better Than Their City Counterparts 
Did the West Make Newspapers, or Did Newspapers Make the West?


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