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Costs and Revenues of US Daily Newspapers, 1927 and 1930, Inland Daily Press Association (ICPSR 35160)
Principal Investigator(s): Gentzkow, Matthew, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research; Shapiro, Jesse, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research; Sinkinson, Michael, University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School
The focus of this data collection was the costs and revenues of United States daily newspapers in 1927 and 1930. Detailed cost and revenues for 94 and 104 newspapers respectively, were obtained from tables in annual reports. Costs include mechanical, delivery and maintenance, administrative and editorial, paper and ink, costs. Revenues include local, foreign, classified, and legals and reader advertising. Data is from a non-random sample and newspaper names are unavailable.
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Gentzkow, Matthew, Jesse Shapiro, and Michael Sinkinson. Costs and Revenues of US Daily Newspapers, 1927 and 1930, Inland Daily Press Association. ICPSR35160-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-05-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35160.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35160.v1
This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation (SES-0617658, SES-0922342)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: advertising, costs, historical data, newspaper circulation, newspapers, revenue
Smallest Geographic Unit: United States
Geographic Coverage: United States
Unit of Observation: Newspaper
Data Types: administrative records data
Sample: The sample is a non-random subset of the member newspapers of the Inland Daily Press Association.
Time Method: Cross-sectional
Mode of Data Collection: record abstracts
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2014-05-14
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