Wednesday, June 03, 2020


Jeffrey Lindenblatt's Paper Trends: The Three Hundred for 1981 -- Update on Newspapers Used

One of the questions I have been asked is when we lose information for one of the 300 papers why don’t we replace it with another paper. I am sticking with my original list so far because although there are papers available to replace them, their lineups are unique and I feel the statistics would get skewed.

Here are some of the papers  that are now available on for these years that I am not adding to our original list:

Pacific Daily News (Agana, Guam) – Berry’s World, Priscilla’s Pop, Andy Capp, Winthrop, Alley Oop, Born Loser, Doonesbury, B.C, Beetle Bailey, Redeye, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Blondie, Wizard of Id, Eek & Meek

Shreveport Journal (LA) – Small Society, Doonesbury, Berry’s World, Family Circus, B.C, Beetle Bailey, Shoe, Jeff Hawke, Spiderman, Nancy, Archie, Rex Morgan, Crock, Born Loser, Wizard of Id, Winnie Winkle, Frank and Ernest, Mary Worth, Funny Business, Side Glances, Grin and Bear It

Telegraph-Forum (Bucyrus, OH) – Captain Easy, Flintstones, Bugs Bunny, Beetle Bailey, Priscilla’s Pop, Bi-Focals, Mutt and Jeff, Born Loser, Frank and Ernest, Winthrop, Hi and Lois, Short Ribs, Eek and Meek, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Blondie, Alley Oop, Joe Palooka, Graffiti

Tipton County Tribune (IN) – Peanuts, Beetle Bailey, Nubbin, Snuffy Smith, Tumbleweeds, Donald Duck, Blondie, Rip Kirby

Parsons Sun (KS) – Small Society, Dennis the Menace, Family Circus, B.C., Wee Pals, Marmaduke, Andy Capp, Funky Winkerbean, Rex Morgan, Mary Worth, Peanuts, Wizard of Id, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Judge Parker

Berkeley Gazette (CA) – Born Loser, Berry’s World, Marmaduke, Frank and Ernest, Best Seller Showcase, Beetle Bailey, Short Ribs, Gasoline Alley, Alley Oop, Archie, Bugs Bunny, Heathcliff, Rick O’ Shay, Secret Agent

Rutland Daily Herald (VT) – Nancy, Peanuts, Blondie, Mary Worth, Rex Morgan, Jackson Twins, Dick Tracy, Small Society

Kilgore News Herald (TX) – Buz Sawyer, Beetle Bailey, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Sam & Silo, Redeye, Peanuts

St. Lake Tribune (UT) – Men and Women, Graffiti, Carmichael, Dennis the Menace, Peanuts, Inside Woody Allen, Wordsmith, Blondie, Hagar the Horrible, B.C., Fred Basset, Tumbleweeds, Momma, Asterix and Obelix, Moon Mullins, Dooley’s World, Steve Canyon, Gasoline Alley, Dick Tracy, Beetle Bailey, Gordo, Cathy, Andy Capp, Funky Winkerbean, Broom Hilda, Mary worth, On Stage, Judge Parker, Apt 3-G, Ponytail, Rocket Shots, Tank McNamara, Selling Short, Hazel, Big George, Grin and Bear It, Citizen Smith

Portage Daily Register (WI) – Peanuts, Beetle Bailey, Phantom, Heart of the Juliet Jones, Hi and Lois, Archie, Blondie, Snuffy Smith, Boner’s Ark

York Dispatch (PA) – Graffiti, Doonesbury, Spiderman, Mark Trail, Berry’s World, Rocket Shots, Best Seller Showcase, Beautiful, Love Is, Eb and Flo, Born Loser, Frank and Ernest, Funky Winkerbean, Draw Your Own Conclusion, Herman, Turkey, Grin and Bear It, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Wizard of Id, Andy Capp, Hi and Lois, Donald Duck, Snuffy Smith, Peanuts, Bringing Up Father

Sacramento Bee (CA) – According to Guinness, Berry’s World, Peanuts, Marmaduke, Toppix, Hazel, Ziggy, Jeff Hawke, Born Loser, Broom Hilda, Hagar, Momma, Amazing Spider-Man, Shoe, Stanley, Frank & Ernest, Motley’s Crew, B.C., Cathy, Dennis the Menace, Heathcliff, Asterix & Obelix, Andy Capp

Charlotte News (NC) – Punch, Family Circus, There Outta Be A Law, Buz Sawyer, Amazing Spider-Man, Hagar the Horrible, Gasoline Alley, Modesty Blaise, Frank and Ernest, Asterix & Obelix, Phantom, Star Hawks, Best Seller Showcase, B.C., Mary Worth, Blondie, Rex Morgan, Tumbleweeds, Dennis the Menace

Charlotte Observer (NC) – Dunagin’s People, Hazel, Ziggy, Big George, Belvedere, Herman, Andy Capp, Beetle Bailey, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Funky Winkerbean, Steve Roper, Mark Trail, Heart of Juliet Jones, The Ryatts, Shoe, Hi and Lois, Wizard of Id, Doonesbury, According to Guinness, Apartment 3-G, Tank McNamara, Gil Thorp, Judge Parker, Dick Tracy, Peanuts

Miami Herald (FL) – Lockhorns, Peanuts, Amazing Spider-Man, Blondie, Doonesbury, Dick Tracy, Shoe, Dennis the Menace, Ziggy, Family Circus, Marmaduke, Motley’s Crew, Smith Family, Hagar the Horrible, Small Society, Citizen Kane (Wright Angles), Kisses, Nancy, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Sporting Life

Fort Worth Star Telegram (TX) (Evening Edition)– They’ll Do it Every Time, Marmaduke, Peanuts, Andy Capp, Winnie Winkle, Gasoline Alley, Tumbleweeds, B.C., Miss Peach, Nancy, Archie, Emmy Lou, Wizard of Id, Buz Sawyer, Dropouts, Tank McNamara, Hagar, Mutt and Jeff, Lockhorns,

Fort Worth Star Telegram (TX) (Morning Edition) – Carmichael, Small Society, Doonesbury, Berry’s World, Little Woman, Hi and Lois, Ryatts, Blondie, Lolly, Rip Kirby, Catfish, Beetle Bailey, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Freddy, Mandrake the Magician, Smith Family, Animal Crackers, Redeye, Brenda Starr, Rick O’Shay, The Girls, Herman

These 17 papers really don’t add to the information that we have. They are some rare strips like the following:

Bi-Focals appearing in the Telegraph-Forum (Bucyrus, OH)
Secret Agent Corrigan appearing in the Berkeley Gazette (CA)
Men and Women appearing the St. Lake Tribune (UT)
Star Hawks appearing in the Charlotte News (NC)
Mandrake the Magician in the Morning Edition of Fort Worth Star Telegram

Also, as we go forward, we get to feel of the slow end of the daily newspaper. How many of the 300 will be left when we get to 2020? We will find out together.


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