Chris Snider teaches digital media in Des Moines, Iowa

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Top newspapers on Facebook – April 2011

Note: You can now find the full list of the top newspapers on Facebook here (including data from the past 9 months).

March was an impressive month of growth for newspaper Facebook pages, with big papers and medium-sized papers seeing big increases in the number of likes.

Some notes:

Hello Washington Post and Wall Street Journal! Two of our country’s biggest papers saw their biggest jump in number of likes ever during the past month. The Post increased by 34.3% or 43,505 likes. The Journal increased by 18.8% or 38,262 likes.

The Lexington Herald-Leader more than doubled its likes – from 1,533 to 3,218.

A total of seven papers increased their like count by more than 5,000.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser jumped 73 percent, from 6,590 to 11,421 likes.

The Arizona Republic jumped 31.1%.

Top 10

Here’s the Top 10 newspapers on Facebook at the beginning of April 2011.

  1. New York Times – 1,208,452
  2. Wall Street Journal – 241,803
  3. Washington Post – 170,475
  4. Denver Post – 52,375
  5. Los Angeles Times- 49,590
  6. USA Today – 49,344
  7. Boston Globe – 41,356
  8. Chicago Tribune- 29,482
  9. Arizona Republic – 28,885
  10. El Paso Times – 27,731

Biggest gainers

Here are the biggest gainers during the month of March by percentage of fans:

  1. Lexington Herald-Leader – 109.9%
  2. Honolulu Star-Advertiser – 73.3%
  3. Washington Post – 34.3%
  4. Salt Lake Tribune – 32.5%
  5. Arizona Republic – 31.1%
  6. Los Angeles Times – 27.8%
  7. Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era –  27.8%
  8. Arizona Daily Star – 20.8%
  9. Wall Street Journal – 18.8%
  10. State (Columbia, S.C.) – 18.2%

Here are the biggest gainers during the month of March by number of fans:

  1. New York Times – 63,746
  2. Washington Post – 43,505
  3. Wall Street Journal – 38,262
  4. Los Angeles Times – 10,798
  5. Arizona Republic – 6,855
  6. Denver Post – 5,877
  7. USA Today –  5,009
  8. Honolulu Star-Advertiser – 4,831
  9. Boston Globe – 2,541
  10. New York Post –  2,220

See all nine months of data of newspapers on Facebook. Want your daily newspaper added to the list? Add a link to the Facebook page in the comments area below.

4 comments

  1. Mizell Stewart III - April 3, 2011 3:36 pm

    Check out the Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press:
    https://www.facebook.com/courierpress

  2. Chris Snider - April 3, 2011 6:24 pm

    Thanks Mizell. I added the Courier & Press to the list.

  3. one more for the list - April 6, 2011 9:20 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/timesfreepress

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