Editor & Publisher has posted a list of the top 25 daily newspapers by circulation in the United States. Any surprises here? I didn’t realize that the Wall Street Journal has double the circulation of the New York Times. Many more authors ask to be pitched to the NYT than the WSJ. And, New York’s Daily News at #6? Very few authors request that review copies ship there compared to the San Francisco Chronicle and Boston Globe, both of which are far behind the Daily News.
Obviously, circulation doesn’t always reflect actual influence, but it’s interesting to compare intellectual perception with commercial reality.