The Bloggiest Newspapers

Posted on March 21, 2006

Pressthink has a feature on the best blogging newspapers in the U.S. The study focused only on major dailies so great blogging papers like the Spokesman Review were not included. The study found that The Houston Chronicle clearly had the best blogging section.
The Chronicle was a runaway choice for top blogging newspaper. "The wizards of blogging in my opinion," Andre Henry says. Points-wise, it wasn't close. (128 to 69 for the second site.) The Chronicle is not the most adventurous in what it blogs about (exception: Bar Tab) but the site does everything well, starting with its Blogs main page, which features´┐Żbefore you get to any staff blogging-a section called Chron.commons, "Blogs from our Readers." (They weren't the only ones to do this.)

"This had pretty much everything I was looking for," wrote Jessing-Butz. "It's very evident that people read these; they comment on them. The page is easy to find and easy on the eyes. The writing is fun and clear." Krase: "The Chronicle makes access to archived blogs easy."
Here are the top six blogging newspapers according to the review.
  1. Houston Chronicle (128 points)
  2. Washington Post (69 points)
  3. USA Today (38 points, 1 honorable mention)
  4. St. Petersburg Times (29 points, 2 honorable mention)
  5. Atlanta Journal-Constitution (23 points)
  6. San Antonio Express-News (22 points, 1 honorable mention)
NYU's Pressthink also provided a chart containing the number of blogs at America's 100 largest newspapers.