In case you missed it—and you probably did, because as you’ll soon learn, Atlantans don’t read much news—Atlanta is the worst city in the country for newspaper readership.
According to a recent story in Ad Age, just 13 percent of Atlantans read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in print, and only 11 percent of us read newspaper websites. (The story does not specify if those are only AJC-related sites or include others like Creative Loafing.)
Houston and San Antonio tie for the second-worst spot, followed by Las Vegas and Bakersfield, California.
The city with the highest newspaper consumption? Pittsburgh, where 19 percent of adults read the Post-Gazette and 12 percent are loyal to the Tribune-Review. (Yes, kids, there are still cities with more than one daily paper.) And some 9 percent of Steel City residents are daily readers of newspaper web content.
Overall, print newspaper readership has declined 20 percent since 2001, Ad Age notes.