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Costs and Revenues of US Daily Newspapers, 1927 and 1930, Inland Daily Press Association

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • 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)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
advertising; costs; historical data; newspaper circulation; newspapers; revenue
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1927
    • DS2: 1930
    • DS3: 1930 Percentage Tables
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1927
  • Time period: 1930
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Smallest Geographic Unit: United States
The sample is a non-random subset of the member newspapers of the Inland Daily Press Association.
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SES-0617658, SES-0922342).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35160 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Gentzkow, Matthew; Shapiro, Jesse; Sinkinson, Michael (2014): Costs and Revenues of US Daily Newspapers, 1927 and 1930, Inland Daily Press Association. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.