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.


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... 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.

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.

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.


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


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.)

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.

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

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.