Dispatches from the Creation Wars

In the Agora in the Major Media

The group blog that I write for as well, In the Agora, has received a big notice in the Indianapolis Star, which I imagine is probably one of the top 20 largest circulation newspapers in the country. They also took note of Radley Balko’s The Agitator. Congratulations to Paul and Josh and the rest of the Agora gang, and to Balko as well. Hopefully this will boost readership for both excellent blogs.


  1. #1 Dave S.
    April 17, 2005

    … the Indianapolis Star, which I imagine is probably one of the top 20 largest circulation newspapers in the country.


    According to the website referenced below, the Indianapolis Star, with an average weekday circulation of ca. 250,000, is ranked #37 in that category.

    Congrats on the shout-out. Good to see some decent blogging getting recognized.


  2. #2 Ed Brayton
    April 17, 2005


    That surprises me. I thought Indy was something like the 10th largest city in the country, so I thought my prediction was safe. At any rate, it’s a great opportunity to increase the readership of Agora.

  3. #3 Joshua Claybourn
    April 17, 2005

    Indianapolis is technically the 12th largest city, but that’s a bit misleading. Here we’ve combined the city and county governments, so we’re able to count people that most cities lose to suburban calculations. I imagine that when you count the metropolis area we’re closer to the mid-twenties.

  4. #4 Dave S.
    April 18, 2005


    As Josua mentioned, the reported population of Indianapolis (783,438 as of the July 2003 census) is a bit misleading, based on how the population is tabulated.

    Also bear in mind that a city like New York, which has 10 times the population of Indianapolis (8,085,742), has several dailies (New York Times, Newsday, Wall Street Journal, Daily News, New York Post) with higher circulation.

    But yes, it’s still a nice bit of promo.

    For Future reference, these are the top 40 newspapers in the country as ranked according to circulation:

    1. USA Today, Virginia
    2. The Wall Street Journal, New York
    3. The New York Times, New York
    4. Los Angeles Times, California
    5. The Washington Post, D.C.
    6. Daily News, New York, New York
    7. Chicago Tribune, Illinois
    8. New York Post, New York
    9. Newsday, Long Island, New York
    10. Houston Chronicle, Texas
    11. San Francisco Chronicle, California
    12. The Dallas Morning News, Texas
    13. Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois
    14. The Boston Globe, Massachusetts
    15. The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona
    16. The Star-Ledger, Newark, New Jersey
    17. The Miami Herald, Florida
    18. Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    19. The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania
    20. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia
    21. The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
    22. Detroit Free Press, Michigan
    23. The San Diego Union-Tribune, California
    24. The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon
    25. St. Petersburg Times, Florida
    26. The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, California
    27. The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
    28. The Sacramento Bee, California
    29. The Denver Post, Colorado
    30. Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado
    31. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri
    32. San Jose Mercury News, California
    33. The Kansas City Star, Missouri
    34. Orlando Sentinel, Florida
    35. The Times Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana
    36. The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio
    37. The Indianapolis Star, Indiana
    38. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin
    39. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania
    40. Boston Herald, Massachusetts

  5. #5 carpundit
    April 18, 2005


    I’m sorry, but the Indianapolis Star as a top 20 paper? Indianapolis as a top 10 city? You have GOT to get out more. It’s Indiana, for God’s sake. Most of America can’t find it on a map. ; )

    -CP (Ensconsed in the oft-maligned, easy-to-find Massachusetts on one of the elitist coasts. And, yes, I know Boston has fewer people than Indianapolis.)

  6. #6 Joshua Claybourn
    April 18, 2005

    Well Indianapolis only recently fell from the top 10, mainly because cities like Louisville combined city and county government as well. So I don’t think Ed’s suggestion is off base at all.

    And may God have mercy on anyone’s soul that can’t locate Indiana. I shudder to think about what they’re missing out on.

  7. #7 Ed Brayton
    April 18, 2005

    Indianapolis is actually one of my favorite cities. I’ve spent a lot of time there and never a bad time at all.

  8. #8 raj
    April 19, 2005

    The Boston Herald is the 40th in circulation? Oh, my. I’ve been living in Bahston for 26 years. The Bahston Herald? They’ll be going under shortly.

  9. #9 carpundit
    April 19, 2005

    I shudder to think what they’re missing out on.

    Um….coal? Chemicals? A.J. Foyt?

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