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OHIO
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When it comes to nationally syndicated columnists, Ohio’s daily newspapers are dominated by conservatives, leaving progressive voices behind.
________________________________ OHIO MEDIA: Daily Newspapers at a Glance
• • • In Ohio, there are 84 daily newspapers with a total circulation of 2,257,887. Conservative syndicated columnists appear a total of 200 times per week in Ohio newspapers. Centrist columnists appear a total of 40 times, while progressive columnists appear a total of 95 times.1 Taking newspaper circulation into account, these columnists have the potential to reach Ohio readers a total of 13,664,919 times each week.

OHIO VOICE: Who Is Being Heard?
Ohio Colum nist Voice
Cen t r ist V oice

Ohio Colum nists by Ideology
Cen t r ist s

15% 45% 39%
Pr og r essiv es

12%

28%

60%

Pr og r essiv e V oice

Con ser v a t iv e V oice

Con ser v a t iv es

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Nationally syndicated conservative columnists account for 45 percent of the column impressions in Ohio, while nationally syndicated progressive columnists account for only 39 percent of the column impressions.2 Those conservative columnists reach Ohio readers 833,207 more times than their progressive counterparts. The top nationally syndicated columnists published regularly in Ohio consist of seven conservatives, one centrist, and three progressives.
Top Ten Columnists in Ohio
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Note: The first bar is the total number of papers each columnists appears in regularly; the second represents occasionally.

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These figures account for columnists appearing in multiple papers; if a particular columnist is in five separate papers, he or she is counted in these figures five times. Similar to the advertising term “ad impressions,” “column impressions” counts the number of copies of each column that appears in print.

Newspaper
Akron Beacon Journal Alliance Review, The Ashland Times-Gazette Ashtabula Star Beacon Athens Messenger, The Beavercreek News-Current Bellefontaine Examiner, The Bellevue Gazette Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune, The Bryan Times, The Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum Canton Repository, The Celina Daily Standard, The Chillicothe Gazette Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati Post, The Circleville Herald, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Columbus Dispatch, The Coshocton Tribune Dayton Daily News Defiance Crescent-News, The Delaware Gazette, The Delphos Daily Herald Dover/New Philadelphia Times-Reporter, The East Liverpool Review, The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram Fairborn Daily Herald Findlay Courier, The Fostoria Review Times, The Fremont News-Messenger, The Galion Inquirer, The Gallipolis Daily Tribune/Sunday Times-Sentinel Greenville Daily Advocate
Guernsey County/Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian/Sunday Jeffersonian

State
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Circulation
140,975 10,088 10,298 18,458 10,452 3,261 7,655 2,428 9,851 8,910 5,574 68,487 8,747 14,347 202,895 29,431 5,559 356,958 253,410 6,439 137,035 15,299 7,237 3,069 23,105 9,519 23,020 3,428 18,523 3,500 10,804 3,298 4,673 5,544 10,998 22,475 4,232 4,481 17,949 6,171 47,261 13,160 34,408 12,040 3,585 4,341 29,151

Conservatives
42% 0% 75% 45% 0% 0% 50% 40% 0% 25% 0% 38% 40% 67% 60% 19% 0% 25% 33% 0% 0% 100% 67% 100% 60% 91% 33% 0% 67% 0% 100% 75% 80% 50% 67% 60% 0% 67% 50% 100% 83% 70% 70% 0% 100% 100% 67%

Progressives
33% 0% 25% 18% 0% 0% 50% 40% 0% 25% 0% 50% 40% 33% 40% 44% 0% 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% 33% 0% 20% 9% 44% 0% 33% 0% 0% 25% 20% 50% 33% 20% 0% 33% 0% 0% 17% 20% 20% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Hamilton JournalNews Highland County/Hillsboro Times Gazette Ironton Tribune, The Kent/Ravenna Record-Courier Kenton Times, The Lake County/Willoughby News-Herald, The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette Lima News, The Lisbon Morning Journal Logan Daily News, The London Madison Press, The Lorain Morning Journal, The

Mansfield News Journal Marietta Times, The Marion Star, The Martins Ferry/Bellaire Times Leader, The Marysville Journal-Tribune Massillon Independent, The Medina County Gazette, The Middletown Journal Mount Vernon News Napoleon Northwest Signal Newark Advocate, The Norwalk Reflector Piqua Daily Call
Pomeroy/Middleport Daily Sentinel/Sunday Times-Sentinel, The

Port Clinton News-Herald Portsmouth Daily Times, The Salem News Sandusky Register Shelby Daily Globe Sidney Daily News, The Springfield News-Sun St. Mary's Evening Leader, The Steubenville, OH/Weirton, WV Herald-Star Tiffin Advertiser-Tribune, The Toledo Blade, The Troy Daily News/Miami Valley Sunday News Upper Sandusky Daily Chief-Union, The Urbana Daily Citizen Van Wert Times Bulletin, The Wapakoneta Daily News Warren Tribune Chronicle, The Washington Court House Record Herald Wilmington News Journal Wooster Daily Record, The Xenia Daily Gazette Youngstown Vindicator Zanesville Times-Recorder

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30,576 9,322 12,918 17,051 5,127 10,754 12,200 19,559 7,942 4,112 20,373 7,600 5,248 3,913 4,776 12,737 6,396 23,102 3,465 11,077 28,272 3,831 14,441 10,404 139,501 9,447 3,276 4,911 5,474 4,224 32,831 4,487 6,307 21,839 5,021 64,309 18,534

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20% 25% 20% 38% 0% 0% 0% 50% 67% 0% 33% 33% 33% 20% 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 0% 0% 17% 30% 19% 50% 0% 40% 0% 0% 17% 33% 0% 50% 33% 0% 20% 0%